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Alaskans use more tablets and laptops

By CAK Staff

Contributor: Dev Joshi, Research Analyst Alaskans rely heavily on laptops and tablet computers compared to residents in the lower forty-eight. That’s the finding when Connect Alaska research is compared to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 58% of all Americans have a desktop computer, 61% have a laptop, and 18% have a tablet computer. While desktop computer ownership is on the decline, laptop owners are steadily increasing and tablets devices are seeing a huge growth in the US. With a nation that is becoming more mobile than ever, the power of laptop and tablet computers are on track to replace desktops in the near future. Connect...

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High-speed Internet coming to 26,500 rural Alaskans

By CAK Staff

Contributor: Katie Paglini Rural Alaska is one step closer to high-speed Internet! Arctic Fibre Inc. is teaming up with Anchorage-based Quintillion Networks LLC, to bring broadband to some 26,500 rural Alaskans. This is great news for the 49th state! The announcement is also a very important development for the Alaska Broadband Task Force members to consider as they write their final report. If all goes to plan, areas of Alaska that are currently unserved or under-served will have access to high speed Internet by the end of 2014! The speed that is expected to be offered is impressive too - by some estimates, we’re talking about 50mbps or...

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