Archive of: Telecom



FireChat ignites new way to communicate on phones April Issue 2 2014

FireChat ignites new way to communicate on phones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new mobile messaging application called FireChat is empowering nearby smartphone users to stay in touch even when there’s no cellular service or internet connection.

March Issue 3 2014

GCI grows total revenue 14 percent to $812M in 2013

General Communications Inc. reported total revenue growth of more than $100 million for 2013 compared to 2012.

March Issue 3 2014

Net income soars for Alaska Communications after merger

Although Alaska Communications reported a decline in revenue from $367.8 million in 2012 to $348.9 million in 2013, net income for the third and fourth quarters was $41.3 million compared to $17 million the prior year.

March Issue 2 2014

USDA rural development initiative aimed at Western and Interior Alaska

The federal government has launched a new initiative to improve rural Alaska infrastructure and address other issues.

On eve of Games, GCI, KTUU ink contract through 2017 February Issue 3 2014

On eve of Games, GCI, KTUU ink contract through 2017

GCI television customers throughout Alaska are able to watch the winter Olympics — and Alaska-based news — after a months-long dispute between the cable company and an Anchorage broadcaster was resolved.

January Issue 3 2014

Broadband Task Force plans grants, research as final acts

At what was supposed to be its final meeting, the Alaska Broadband Task Force decided to offer grants for rural community economic development projects.

Breaking News 2014

KTUU says it reached agreement with GCI

An NBC affiliate says it has reached an agreement with Alaska's largest telecommunications company that will return its programming to rural communities just in time for the Winter Olympics.

January Issue 1 2014

Rural Alaska will see expanded telecom services in 2014

Urban and rural telecom expansions will continue in 2014.

Breaking News 2014

FCC approves Alaska Wireless Network

The Alaska Wireless Network transaction is one step closer to closing after landing the Federal Communications Commission's approval.