As you fly over the Kobuk river, the new GCI tower can be seen from the air. At around 100 feet tall, it’s one of the tallest structures in the village.
The onshore cable will connect to the subsea cable just a few miles east of downtown Nome.
Michels will coordinate between Quintillion, the City of Nome, and NJUS as the telecom company works to bring high-speed internet to western Alaska.
Quintillion Starts Construction in Nome, Still on Schedule to Deliver High-Speed Internet in Early 2017
Construction crews began work on Tobuk Alley two weeks ago. They’ll move throughout Nome over the next three months.
This summer, Quintillion will lay undersea fiber optic cable from Prudhoe Bay to Nome. The project will bring high-speed internet to western Alaska by 2017.
Quintillion’s CEO is in Nome Thursday night to share more construction details with the public.
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.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski addressed more than port development last week. One of the biggest topics was Unalakleet’s water crisis.
The Nome Joint Utility Board dove into discussions of upcoming city projects and alternative energy sources at their most recent monthly meeting.
As of Friday, backup phone lines and power systems were in use, but internet connections and other instruments at the Weather Service and FAA were not fully operational.