Scott Goldsmith Becomes Professor Emeritus

Scott Goldsmith, a professor of economics at ISER since 1975, retired June 30. He has been named professor emeritus and will continue working part-time, doing the economic and fiscal analyses that have been the focus of his research for decades. To learn more about Dr. Goldsmith and his many contributions to UAA and Alaska, click here.…

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ISER Conducts Study on Impact of Broadband in SW Alaska

Broadband (high speed Internet) is being extended to 65 communities in Southwest Alaska. As part of its ongoing research on the role of telecommunications in the socio-economic development of rural Alaska, ISER is conducting a telephone survey in SW Alaska in June. The purpose of the survey is to learn about current access to the Internet and what different high speed Internet could make for residents of the region.

This research is sponsored by ConnectAlaska, with funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The results will be provided to the State of Alaska’s Broadband TaskForce.

To see additional ISER research and events on rural telecommunications, click here.

For more information on the State Broadband Task Force, see

For more information on the TERRA broadband project in Southwest Alaska, see

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