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Apply Now for Alaska's Permanent Fund Dividend!

By CAK Staff

Alaskans, don’t miss out on your share! March 31st is the last day to sign up for this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend. The online application makes the process quick and easy. Here’s the link to the PDF website. http://pfd.alaska.gov/ If you need a little extra help with the online PFD site and application, check out this link with tutorials and instructions from OWL’s digital literacy website. http://library.alaska.gov/dev/OWL_PFDlinks.pdf  

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Connect Alaska's Work Highlighted on White House Blog

By CAK Staff

Last week, Anne Neville, the Director of the State Broadband Initiative for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, visited Alaska and spent time with Connect Alaska, learning about its work to expand broadband adoption, access, and use in the state. Read more about the visit here.

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Key FCC action to advance the reform of the E-rate program

By Connected Nation

The Federal Communications Commission released yesterday a Public Notice (PN) requesting further comment regarding the E-rate program modernization reform. The E-rate program provides funding to support the  telecommunications and Internet access needs of schools and libraries across the nation. This new item advances the reform launched by the FCC on July 2013 (see E-rate Modernization NPRM) and sets the stage for the implementation of Chairman Wheeler’s vision for the reform of the program as advanced in his speech of February 5, 2014 (see White House and FCC Advance Plans to Connect America’s Schools and...

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Today Deadline for Expressions of Interest in FCC Rural Broadband Experiments program

By Connected Nation

Today marks the deadline for interested parties to file non-binding expressions of interest in the Rural Broadband Experiments (RBE) program first announced last month by the FCC. The program, which is spurring widespread interest with already dozens if not hundreds of submissions on the record, seeks funding proposals for projects to connect areas across the country that lack broadband access. The program hopes to incentivize deployment of “scalable” broadband networks in communities without ubiquitous broadband at speeds of at least 3 Mbps down/768 kbps up. This new funding program, which could be as large as $230 million, has drawn the...

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