For Alaskans, being connected on the internet with each other and the lower 48, is a way of life. But life could be getting better for those with slow speeds as Starlink's new satellite-based internet service is now available for Alaskans. The service is expected to provide around the same speeds and cost to all of rural Alaska as you could expect in have in Anchorage. Starlink isn’t the only big change coming in the way of high-speed internet for Alaskans. Thanks to efforts from the federal government to fund more broadband to Alaska via an infrastructure act, Alaskans can expect to have multiple options for faster, more cost-effective internet access.
In addition to all the typical benefits of high-speed internet access from a personal perspective (streaming movies & tv, gaming, video conferencing and more), the business benefits are amazing. Being able to fully take advantage of the tremendous technological benefits of the cloud will help Alaskans compete with the rest of the world. In addition, these changes could help us retain the increasing number of Alaskans that the state loses every year in pursuit of opportunities in the lower 48.
Needless to say, we at Skurla’s are excited by the opportunities that high speed internet can provide Alaskans and look forward to helping them with their business needs (and playing some online games with them).
Would you like to know more?
• StarLink's website: https://www.starlink.com/
• ADN's article on Starlink: https://www.adn.com/business-economy/2022/11/24/starlink-begins-providing-high-speed-satellite-internet-in-alaska/