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
While many are watching what the Federal Communications Commission will do in its upcoming vote on net neutrality, local carriers predict Alaskans won’t see much different in what’s already an “open... Read more
Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc. reported modest 0.4 percent gains as revenues increased in third quarter to $56.7 million with growth attributed to advancements in fixed wireless technology... Read more
A certain “flying cow” will be remembered long after it’s left Puerto Rico.
In this case, it’s AT&T’s drone invention, a cell on wings also known as a COW. At work in Puerto Rico, AT&T crews... Read more
General Communications Inc. posted a net loss of $9 million in third quarter as subscriber declines continue in cable TV, data and wireless customers.
With business revenue nearly flat, the $5... Read more
Despite its abundance, Alaska seaweed isn’t harvested for commercial use to the extent it can be found on local grocery shelves.
That’s potentially a loss for the Alaska economy as projections for... Read more
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... Read more
A deal worked out by AT&T and the State of Alaska will supply a new private network for the state’s emergency responders that work in times of natural disaster when many first responders are... Read more
An incontrovertible fact of Alaska life means black ice can spin cars out of control and winter snow dumps take up precious asphalt space meant for cars.
At least, that’s the accepted normal.
A new... Read more
An Anchorage-based group of entrepreneurs is trying to make it a little easier to learn about Alaska’s coastline with a new app.
CoastView, which launched last spring, relies on the high-quality,... Read more
State utility regulators are doing their best to live up to a legislative directive to examine broadband coverage in Alaska and providers’ future plans despite not having any authority to do so.
The... Read more
Old grievances between Alaska’s telecoms have resurfaced with allegations that GCI holds a monopoly over the state’s broadband internet services, and after benefiting from the public pot with $50... Read more