After Broadband: A Study of Organizational Use of Broadband in Southwest Alaska



A study by ISER researchers Heather Hudson, Suzanne Sharp, and Alexandra Hill describes how businesses, government agencies, and schools are using broadband that is now available in much of southwest Alaska. The results are based on a telephone survey of private and public organizations in the region.


Download the report (PDF, 643.8KB). If you have questions, get in touch with Dr. Heather Hudson at hehudson@uaa.alaska.edu.





The Evolution of Telecommunications in Alaska: 
From Bush Telephones to Broadband 

ISER hosted a Telecom Symposium giving a historical overview of the development of telecommunications in Alaska in June of 2011. Below is a video recording of the event.


Presentations from the Symposium

Achieving the Vision: Communications for All Alaskans
Professor William Melody: Economic and Policy Issues in Establishing a Telecommunication Network for Alaska
Dr. Edwin Parker: From NASA Experiment to Operational Service

Industry Strategies and Policy Challenges
Don Eller: Past and future challenges of telecom in Alaska

Key Services for Rural Alaska: Distance Education, Public Broadcasting, Telemedicine
Jennifer Wilke: "Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Learn/Alaska"
Heather Hudson and Stewart Ferguson: Telemedicine in Alaska: From ATS-1 to AFHCAN
Dr. Stewart Ferguson: What Works: Outcomes Data from AFHCAN and ANTHC Telehealth

Internet and Broadband
Valerie Oliver: History of E-rate and its impact on the arrival of broadband in Alaska
Professor William Melody: International Experience in Telecommunication for Development: Opportunities for Alaska

Heather Hudson: Alaska: Toward a Digital Economy



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