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Blog // Connect Alaska

Connect Alaska Releases USF Mobility Fund Eligibility Maps & Analysis

By CAK Staff

Ensuring ubiquitous availability of next-generation mobile broadband networks is critical to economic development and growth. Recognizing this importance, the Federal Communications Commission later this year will distribute $300 million in subsidies to support the construction of high-speed mobile broadband networks in areas that do not currently have mobile broadband access. Today, Connect Alaska is releasing an analysis of the FCC’s preliminary list of areas in Alaska that are eligible for the FCC’s Mobility Fund. On February 10, 2012, the FCC released a list of areas in Alaska census blocks that it had determined do not currently have...

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Tool of the Future Preserves the Past

By Jeremy Thacker

Broadband is breathing new life into ancient Alaskan heritage. Right now, it’s estimated that there are only about 15 -fluent speakers of the Alutiiq language left in the world. But, thanks to high-speed Internet and a new online course, the language is being taught to new generations of Alaskans and others with an interest around the globe. The course is funded by the Afognak Native Corporation, Koniag, and the Alutiiq Museum that teaches the language. Native elders were recorded reading, singing songs, and teaching words and pronunciations. Cultural preservation is just one of the many benefits of Connect Alaska’s work of spreading better...

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