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ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) has signed a Distribution Partner Agreement with OneWeb, the global communications network powered from space, to expand the company’s connectivity solutions across Alaska.Through the agreement, Alaska Communications will sell OneWeb’s low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite service to its customers and use OneWeb’s infrastructure for critical middle mile connections. “We’re pleased to work with OneWeb to offer LEO services in Alaska,” said Bill Bishop,
2020 was a tough year for so many. It presented a lot of challenges and some new opportunities. Through it all, Alaskans stepped up to help each other when it was needed most. Many times, youth were leading the charge. In the summer of 2021, our community’s young heroes will be in the spotlight.Alaska Communications and Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska are seeking youth heroes who made a positive difference in their Alaska community this year. Up to six selected youth each will be awarded a $1,500 scholarship
Help is on the way for Alaskans struggling to afford broadband. Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) will participate in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, which will help households struggling financially during the pandemic. The Federal Communications Commission recently established the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program using COVID-19 relief funds. The program will give eligible Alaska households a discount on broadband service of up to $75 a month. “The pandemic demonstrated just how essential