The evolution of telecommunications in Alaska: from bush telephones to broadband on June 13
by Kathleen McCoy |
Monday, June 13, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
UAA Consortium Library, room 307
Hear from key people who helped bring telecommunications to rural Alaska. Learn from their first‐hand accounts:
- How telephone service first came to Alaska
- What NASA satellite experiments meant for Alaska
- How Alaska became a telemedicine and distance education pioneer
- How all villages got phones and TV service
- How the Internet came to rural Alaska
- What lessons we've learned for Alaska's broadband future
- See historical documents from UAA's Alaska telecom archives
- See videos of early satellite projects
This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. If you plan to join us for lunch, please RSVP to ISER50@uaa.alaska.edu.