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Courtesy of GCI

GCI says it won't move forward with bringing broadband communications to Unalaska at this time unless they receive a large grant from the USDA.

The company has put in an application for a $25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) to bring fiber optic broadband connection to communities along the Aleutian Island chain, where connectivity and bandwidth can often be unreliable or difficult to come by.

KUCB

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses and organizations have had to adapt to a new way of conducting business. Unalaska's clinic is no exception. 

Iliuliuk Family and Health Services' (IFHS) most profitable revenue stream is through primary care visits. But because of coronavirus-related restrictions, those visits have dropped drastically in the past few months.

Courtesy of OptimERA

On Thursday, OptimERA Inc. piloted a new data program for the community of Unalaska. The program gives customers 50 percent more usage at the same price point.

Courtesy of Unalaska City School District

A Monday morning stroll through Unalaska’s elementary and high school hallways reverberates with an unnerving and overwhelming silence. The expected babble and laughter of students squeezing in final bits of a hurried conversation, the low and frantic scribbling of last night’s calculus homework, and the metallic harmonies of lockers tolling shut exists in a time that seems far removed from the now dark, empty vestibules.

 

Berett Wilber/KUCB

Local students and teachers will now have free wifi while schools transition to home-based education amid coronavirus concerns.

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