U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, arrives for her annual speech to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature at the Capitol on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Murkowski should oppose Kavanaugh on consumer, other grounds

If Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court, he will fight for Big Cable and Big Telecom interests without regard for consumers.


Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, talks during the announcement of a new northern internet fiber-optic link while in Whitehorse on June 20, 2018. (Crystal Schick | Yukon News)

Yukon rejects Alaska fiber link

The Yukon government will not build a cross-border fiber-optic link connecting Alaska over land, it announced Wednesday.


Yukon rejects Alaska fiber link

This article has been updated to include comment from Alaska Power and Telephone. The Yukon government will not build a cross-border fiber-optic link connecting Alaska… Continue reading


As Washington state approves bill, Net Neutrality proposal advances in Alaska Legislature

On the same day the Washington state legislature approved first-of-its-kind Net Neutrality legislation, a similar measure advanced in the Alaska Legislature. House Bill 277, sponsored… Continue reading

GCI considers fiber-optic cable to Unalaska

GCI is considering a plan to lay undersea fiber-optic cable to one of Alaska’s most remote communities. On Aug. 24, a GCI contractor began seafloor… Continue reading

Broken cable causes problems for some GCI customers

A break in a Douglas Island fiber-optic cable caused problems Thursday for GCI customers in northern Southeast. On Thursday afternoon, GCI spokeswoman Heather Handyside said… Continue reading