Connecting Alaskans: A New Book Traces History of Telecommunications in Alaska

Connecting AlaskansA new book by Heather Hudson, an ISER fellow and former director, documents the history of telecommunications in Alaska over a century, from the beginnings of telegraph communications through the spread of broadband today. Dr. Hudson describes the considerable challenges of bringing reliable telecommunications to a huge state with hundreds of small isolated communities, difficult terrain, and harsh weather. The 380-page book is available in both printed and electronic versions from the publisher, the University of Alaska Press.

For ordering information, please visit http://www.alaska.edu/uapress/browse/detail/index.xml?id=529.

Professor Hudson can be reached at hehudson@uaa.alaska.edu.

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