2. New subsea fiber network underway on the Alaskan peninsula
Internet connectivity, especially high speed connectivity, significantly impacts rural and coastal communities.
One method for expanding high quality internet service is through undersea or subsea cables. There are currently four such cables connecting Alaska to Oregon and Washington.
GCI, a telecommunications corporation headquartered and operating in Alaska, is using this approach to provide 1 gigabit download speeds to the Alaskan Peninsula with its Aleutians Fiber Project.