The order will fund $19.4 million annually for rural Alaska communications over a ten-year time frame, through 2025.
Kristina Woolston, VP of External Affairs for Quintillion, says the project’s “construction inconveniences” have come to an end in the town of Nome. As a wholesaler, Quintillion sells “true broadband” capacity to telecommunications providers, like GCI, and they, in turn, will provide that to consumers in Western Alaska by the first quarter of 2017.
Berkeley has worked for Nome Public Schools for 12 years — five as a teacher and seven as an administrator. He’s currently the district’s director of federal programs.
Delays in both the subsea Arctic cable, and a terrestrial cable along the Dalton Highway, could push the rollout of ultrafast broadband in rural Alaska to 2016 or beyond.
Canada’s Arctic Fibre is building the fiber backbone, while Anchorage-based Quintillion Networks will link the fiber optic pipeline to local telecoms in Nome and elsewhere.
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