*ASTAC and AT&T Bring First 4G Wireless Service to Barrow - 7.6.16
*ASTAC 2014 Annual Report recognized with NTCA TeleChoice Award - 5.12.16
*Diminished sea ice is easing an effort to lay Arctic broadband cable - 5.11.16
*ASTAC deploys broadband cellular network on the edge of exploration - 2.29.16
*Project to deliver high-speed Internet to Alaska Arctic ramps up - 2.12.16
Effective January 1, 2016 the Alaska Universal Service Surcharge (AUSF) will increase from 10.4% to 11.5% for LEC and $2.34 per line to $3.24 per line per month for cellular. The Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) will also increase on January 1, 2016 for the subscriber line charge from 16.7% to 18.2% for LEC and $1.30 per line to $2.57 per line per month for celluar.
*North Slope students prepare for Battle of the Books - 11.20.15
*Swoosh free-throw winner head to Shootout - 11.20.15
*ASTAC Continuing to Support Youth with Battle of the Books Contribution - 8.10.15
*USDA Rural Development Announces Funding for Rural Broadband Project - 7.30.15
*Arctic-Spanning Fiber-Optic Project Moves Ahead in Alaska - 5.11.15
*ASTAC and AT&T Agree to Upgrade Network - 4.2.15
*ASTAC and Others Donate to New Scoreboard for City of Barrow - 3.23.15
*Fiber-optic Internet Service Project for Northern, Western Alaska Delayed - 12.20.14
*Jens Laipenieks Promoted to Director of Operations - 12.5.14
*ASTAC Supporting Youth with Battle of the Books Contribution - 7.11.14
* NECA's Washington Watch
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* Arctic Fibre Completes Canadian License Application - 10.22.2013
* Arctic Fibre Project Summary (English) – 10.21.2013
* Alaska Delegation Wins Two-Year Reprieve from FCC on Universal Service Fund Changes
* Arctic Fibre is proceeding with landing site analysis in Canada.
This step was completed on the North Slope this spring as the undersea fiber
project continues to move forward.
* My Turn: Protecting Alaska from misguided federal oversight
* Will bad data make rural Alaska miss the broadband revolution?
* Alaska's North Slope may get blazing fast Internet access
* Will the FCC Stay Committed to Rural America?
* Save Rural Broadband - Why this Issue is Important