23K rural Alaskans connected via ongoing broadband network expansion

Feb. 2, 2022
Under its broadband network expansion, Alaska Communications notes its service offers speeds exceeding the bandwidth required by CAF II in most locations.

Alaska Communications this month announced that, in 2021 alone, it launched or expanded high-speed service available to homes and businesses in the municipalities Anchor Point, Delta Junction, Fairbanks, Homer, Hoonah, Kasilof, Nikiski, North Pole, Soldotna and Sterling, Alaska.

Further, since 2017, the provider notes it has expanded broadband service by more than 23,000 locations in underserved areas of Alaska. This expansion is funded in part through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Connect America Fund Phase II (CAF II) program.

Related: Alaska Communications installs mesh fixed wireless nodes to deliver 1 Gig internet

“Many aspects of our lives today rely on a broadband connection,” commented Bill Bishop, Alaska Communications president and CEO. “Our work to expand service to underserved areas means more Alaskans have access to telemedicine, economic and educational opportunities, and more.”

Under its broadband network expansion, Alaska Communications notes its internet service offers speeds exceeding the bandwidth required by CAF II in most locations.

“We’re excited about what 2022 has in store,” added Bishop. “Network expansions, new technologies and new federal funding programs will positively impact thousands of Alaskans. Consumer demand for broadband continues to grow and evolve. Our work is never done to improve services for Alaskans.”

Alaska Communications, an affiliate of ATN International, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATNI), is the leading provider of advanced broadband and managed IT services for businesses and consumers in Alaska.

The company operates an advanced statewide data network with a diverse undersea fiber-optic system connecting Alaska to the contiguous U.S.

For more information, visit www.AlaskaCommunications.com

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