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Blog // Connect Alaska

Nearly One-Half of Native Alaskans are Without Home Broadband Service

By CAK Staff

Contributor: Dev Joshi, Research Analyst While the population of Alaska Natives has grown in the past ten years, the use of broadband among this group is lower than the rest of the state. The 2011 Connect Alaska Residential Assessment showed that just over one-half (51%) of Alaskan Natives and American Indians subscribe to broadband service, compared to nearly three-fourths (73%) of all residents in the state. Mobile usage is also low among Alaska Natives and Native Americans compared to the state average. Just over one-third (34%) of Alaskan Natives and Native Americans access the Internet through their mobile phones, compared to 46% of all...

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Alaska’s statewide broadband access growing

By Jeremy Thacker

New research unveiled today by our team shows that the broadband availability gap in the state is shrinking, with 86% of Alaska households now having access to fixed broadband speeds of 3 Mbps download or higher, compared to 85% just six months ago. We've been working diligently with our local partners and providers since 2009 to ensure that Alaskans have access to the economic, educational, and quality of life benefits derived from increased broadband access, adoption, and use. Some of the key findings include: 86.09% of Alaska households now have access to fixed broadband at advertised speeds of 3 Mbps download/768 Kbps upload. 91.75% of...

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FCC Asks for Comment on Accuracy of National Broadband Map Data as Part of Connect America Fund Implementation

By Connected Nation

Today, the FCC launched a process for the public to review the accuracy of broadband availability data currently listed on the National Broadband Map (See http://www.fcc.gov/document/connect-america-phase-i-challenge-process-public-notice).  In particular, the FCC released a list census blocks without broadband service at speeds of at least 3 Mbps download/768 kbps upload that the FCC believes to be eligible for Phase I of the Connect America Fund broadband subsidy program.  (For more information of this new reform see Connect America Fund Update: FCC to Establish Process for Challenging National Broadband Map Data: A Connected...

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