The Evolution of Telecommunications in Alaska: From Bush Telephones to Broadband set for June 13
by Kathleen McCoy |
Monday, June 13, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307
The Institute of Social and Economic Research presents key people who helped bring telecommunications to rural Alaska on Monday, June 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the UAA/APU Consortium Library. Free parking will be provided left of the entrance to the parking lot off Alumni Drive, where the pink star appears on the map. Click on the map for a larger version.
At the day's events, you will these key people:
- 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
This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. If you plan to join us for lunch, please R.S.V.P. to ISER50@uaa.alaska.edu. More information and a full agenda can be found online.