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Binkley Co. buys three Morris publications

On Monday the Binkley Company and Morris Communications announced the sale of three Alaskan publications: The Alaska Journal of Commerce, the Chugiak-Eagle River Star and The Alaskan Equipment Trader.

The Alaska Journal of Commerce and the Chugiak-Eagle River Star are published weekly, and the Alaskan Equipment Trader is a monthly publication.

The sale is expected to close on Feb. 23. A sale price was not announced.

Quintillion completes 1,400-mile Alaska fiber optic network

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A new broadband option for northern Alaska communities is a step closer after the last segment of the Quintillion Subsea Cable System was installed this month.

Alaska crews aboard the Alcatel Submarine Networks C/V Ile de Batz completed the Alaska portion of the international fiber optic system that will eventually link London and Tokyo via the Arctic.

The system is on schedule to be in service this December, said Quintillion interim CEO George M Tronsrue III.

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