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Blog // Connect Alaska

WATCH: Digitizing Alaska - Metlakatla Part Two

By CAK Staff

Part two of the Connect Alaska look at Metlakatla and the “Digitizing Alaska; Broadband Strategies” Project.Watch the video chronicling just one small part of a larger AASB project focused on research and e-commerce across the state! This effort is championed by the AASB’s Consortium for Digital Learning (AASB/CDL), and is partially funded through a State Broadband Initiative grant awarded to the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, and Connect Alaska. Keep up with all of Alaska’s latest technology and broadband news! Make sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

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WATCH: Digitizing Alaska - Metlakatla

By CAK Staff

In April of 2013, Dr. Bob Whicker and Steve Nelson representing the Association of Alaska School Boards, and Frank Odasz, President of Lone Eagle Consulting, were in Metlakatla, Alaska for the “Digitizing Alaska; Broadband Strategies” Project. This effort is championed by the AASB’s Consortium for Digital Learning (AASB/CDL), and is partially funded through a State Broadband Initiative grant awarded to the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, and Connect Alaska. Watch the video chronicling just one small part of a larger AASB project focused on research and e-commerce across the state! Digitizing Alaska:...

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FCC’s Lifeline Broadband Pilots Test Strategies for Promoting Broadband Adoption among Low-Income Americans

By Connected Nation

This month Connected Nation is raising awareness about digital learning programs and partners across the country. Today’s blog is shining a spotlight on the FCC Lifeline Broadband Pilot program which launched last week. These pilots are underway in several states to test how best to increase adoption of high-speed Internet among low-income Americans, a group with strikingly low adoption levels. The FCC established the Lifeline broadband pilot program last year as a competitive selection program for projects to gather data regarding what programs would result in higher adoption rates among low-income consumers.  Connected Nation is...

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U.S. Senate passes Farm Bill; Broadband Access an Economic Development Priority

By Phillip Brown

Rural gigabit broadband pilot program and other amendments underscore importance of accurate and verified broadband mapping data Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013, S. 954, by a vote of 66 – 27.  The Senate Farm Bill is the latest iteration of an omnibus authorization bill that is known as the “Farm Bill” that is reauthorized by Congress every five years. The bill approved by the Senate yesterday would invest nearly $955 billion over the next ten years, and Title VI would continue support for rural economic development and infrastructure improvements, including notable changes to the...

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