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Blog // Connect Alaska

The Anchorage Police Department has Big Plans for the Digital Age

By CAK Staff

Contributor: Katie Paglini The Anchorage Police Department isn’t letting advancements in technology slip away unnoticed. In fact, you can expect some pretty exciting things in the not-so-distant future. Gone are the days of limited Internet access for officers…there was even a time (not so long ago) when only a select group of APD employees had email addresses! No more says Anita Shell, Public Information Officer for the Anchorage Police Department. Now, everyone can take part in the convenience of living in the digital age! Shell says the difference is like night and day, and it’s been a huge help for officers in the field. “Somebody will...

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Alaska Hackathon Proves a Win-Win for Everyone!

By CAK Staff

Contributor: Irina Dudina Once again, Alaska non-profits and local program developers came together for a good cause. The 2nd Alaska Hackathon took place on April 20-21 and was an absolute success! Everyone involved in the event met at the Mountain View Service Center to help the local community by using cutting edge software to create useful applications. In a previous blog post, Connect Alaska described the background of the Hackathon in-depth, including the reasons behind it and its ultimate outcomes. You can find that information by clicking here. After the conclusion of the 2nd Alaska Hackathon, Connect Alaska was able to get insider...

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New Survey Will Help Alaska Help You!

By Jeremy Thacker

Broadband technology is a powerful tool. Now, your answers to a short survey will help bring better government services to all Alaska residents! Connect Alaska is helping the state look for new ways to save you time and money. We're working with the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development to improve your access to government services. You can help by answering a short questionnaire telling us how you utilize government services over the Internet. The information you provide will allow us to find better ways to streamline the process of bringing e-Government to your fingertips. We made it easy for you, too - just...

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Alaskans Aren’t Stuck at Home When They Use the Internet

By CAK Staff

Contributor: Dev Joshi, Research Analyst Nearly 100 million Americans do not have access to home Internet service, preventing them from utilizing an array of activities and applications. According to a 2010 study, nearly one in ten Americans rely on locations other than their homes for access to the Internet. Connect Alaska’s 2011 Residential Technology Assessment indicates similar results. The research shows that 7% of Alaskans, or approximately 37,000 Alaskan adults, do not subscribe to the Internet at home but rely on other alternatives to go online. The largest portion of Alaskans who only access the Internet away from home do so at work...

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