UNALASKA — Even with the present low level of service, the internet is critically important to commerce and medicine in the Aleutian Islands, and maybe even the military if conflict ever heats up... Read more
One of my earliest trips as a Federal Communications Commission commissioner was to a health care clinic in Fort Yukon, Alaska, population 554. The clinic may not have all the amenities of a big-city... Read more
UNALASKA — Whether undersea or underground, the mixture of water and telecommunications is a continuing challenge for GCI’s TERRA Aleutian Program, aimed at improving internet and cellphone service... Read more
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced June 6 that he has circulated a proposal to his colleagues that would take immediate action to increase funding for the Universal Service... Read more
We are writing to assure you and all Alaskans that we are committed to the principles of net neutrality.
We do not block websites.
We do not censor content.
We do not throttle, discriminate, or... Read more
The delay in federal payments that allow Alaska’s rural hospitals and clinics access to affordable telecom services has been caused by a national rate review by the Federal Communications Commission... Read more
GCI Liberty posted first quarter 2018 revenues of $216.4 million, down from $225.3 million last year, after getting hit with a $6 million revenue shortfall in federal funds for providing rural health... Read more
First quarter revenue for Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc. was down just 1.2 percent despite reporting $11.8 million in shortfall from the federal program for providing service to rural... Read more
The hospital in Cordova has received a shut-off notice from Alaska Communications for its broadband services unless a balance of nearly $1 million is paid by June 30.
Now Federal Communication... Read more
The Seeds of Change hydroponic farm that was at risk of shutting down two months ago is operating under a new business plan and has stopped losing about $30,000 per month.
The shift came after... Read more
Behind Alaska’s giant engineering feats such as GCI’s TERRA network are stories of the people who made it happen.
One name for the history books is Rebecca Markley, GCI’s project manager for... Read more
After a year of reporting losses, General Communications Inc. posted a fourth quarter profit of $48 million in the final stretch of 2017, a factor the telecom attributes in large part to tax reform... Read more
Testy negotiations continue over cost increases between GCI and the owners of local network affiliates but a contract extension will keep the programming on at least through January.
“GCI has... Read more
Whether there should be rules allowing the Regulatory Commission of Alaska more authority over telecoms’ broadband service was one of the basic questions of a report sent to Legislature on Dec. 1.... Read more
Residents of 17 townships in Minnesota formed a cooperative — not so different from the old electric co-op model — and created RS Fiber to bring broadband to some 6,000 households.
Town voters... Read more