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Author:Gallion, Mari
Position:INSIDE ALASKA BUSINESS
 
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The TERRA network is being honored with the 2013 Community Broadband Wireless Network of the Year award from The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors. TERRA is GCI's vision to build a hybrid terrestrial fiber-optic and microwave network to serve Alaska's remote and rural regions.

TERRA Southwest, completed in 2012, brought four hundred miles of new fiber optic cable and thirteen new microwave towers constructed, providing the first terrestrial broadband network and Internet to homes in sixty-five communities in Southwest Alaska. TERRA Northwest will make broadband available to households and businesses in Nome by 2013 through a direct, land-based connection to Anchorage, the global fiber optic backbone and the Internet....

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