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Blog // Connect Alaska

Alaska's Perks of Propagation

By CAK Staff

Contributor: John Determan – Senior Wireless Engineer* As the expansion of broadband access into unserved areas continues, providers are faced with a litany of questions regarding the best practices for facilitating a reliable last-mile solution.  Such questions may include identification of potential subscriber locations, how to reach them, types of equipment to be used, and ways to minimize truck rolls.  Profitability requires keeping road-time down and customer installation numbers high.   In order to maximize the opportunity of streamlining customer installations, a wireless Internet service provider (or WISP), for...

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Hackathon Offers Alaska Techies Big Opportunity

By Jeremy Thacker

Hackathon update: Check out the official AEDC Hackathon summary and the Alaska Dispatch story! A unique technological challenge is taking center stage this weekend in Anchorage! The Anchorage Hackathon kicks off Friday night at 6pm and runs through Sunday at the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Rasmunson Hall, room 211. So, what’s a Hackathon? It’s a challenge to local programmers, database designers, IT specialists, and web developers to show up and get free use of government data to create new apps, databases and web-based services. Judges will award prizes for the best solutions. The Hackathon ends Sunday when team pitches and judging...

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