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Blog // Connect Alaska

WATCH: Made-In-Alaska Goes Global

By CAK Staff

E-Commerce is helping many Alaskans revolutionize their home-spun businesses. Made-In-Alaska goods are now going global thanks to the Internet! Check out this video blog from Steve Nelson, Project Coordinator with the Association of Alaska School Boards: E-Commerce In Metlakatla from Connected Nation on Vimeo. Be sure to follow Connect Alaska on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest technology news from across the state.

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WATCH: Digitizing Alaska - Metlakatla

By CAK Staff

In April of 2013, Dr. Bob Whicker and Steve Nelson representing the Association of Alaska School Boards, and Frank Odasz, President of Lone Eagle Consulting, were in Metlakatla, Alaska for the “Digitizing Alaska; Broadband Strategies” Project. This effort is championed by the AASB’s Consortium for Digital Learning (AASB/CDL), and is partially funded through a State Broadband Initiative grant awarded to the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, and Connect Alaska. Watch the video chronicling just one small part of a larger AASB project focused on research and e-commerce across the state! Digitizing Alaska:...

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Cyber Impact on Alaska Small Businesses is Undeniable

By CAK Staff

Contributor: Dev Joshi, Research Analyst Thanksgiving week always ends with the Black Friday shopping frenzy. This week it promises the same inevitable end, but a portion of Alaskan businesses will be shut out of the online revenue opportunity. Small businesses consider their broadband connection as essential to their business as other utilities such as water, sewer, or electricity! That’s the finding of a 2010 study from the Small Business Administration. In fact, the businesses that took part in that study reported that Internet service is “an important tool for achieving strategic goals, improving competitiveness and efficiency, reaching...

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