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Blog // Connect Alaska

Small Business Saturday

By Connected Nation

Today is Small Business Saturday and we're encouraging our friends to help us celebrate by supporting small local businesses in your community!  Even though these businesses are small, they’re using technology to make a big impact on their local economies. We're doing our part by connecting these businesses and giving them the tools to succeed. 
Did you know? •       There are more than 6.3 million small businesses* in the United States, and they earn nearly $892 billion annually in online sales. •       On average, small businesses that use broadband and have a website earn $...

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Seniors are Getting Connected

By CAK Staff

The Internet is booming with young folks and millenials across the nation, but not with seniors, right?  Wrong. E-Health services, telecare, and even staying in touch with family across the nation have encouraged more and more seniors to get online.  A new article by our friend Frank Odasz titled "The Silver Tsunami" explores this surge in online activity among seniors and points out the many benefits they've experienced from getting connected. The Greatest Generation is proving their ingenuity once more by utilizing the very best technological tools they have at their disposal. Their new connections are another powerful testament...

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Alaska’s OWL Grant Extended for an Additional Year!

By CAK Staff

Since the launch of the federal Online with Libraries (OWL) project back in December of 2010, library officials have been working towards using the allocated $8.2 million to enhance public computer centers at 96 libraries in Alaska. In addition to providing faster Internet connections to these libraries, many in remote rural areas, Alaska OWL has also worked to establish an innovative public videoconferencing network for a number of purposes, ranging from online training in remote villages, to recording and preserving indigenous languages. Those directly involved with the project say it has been a great success for Alaska, despite its...

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