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Alaska Dispatch: Broadband Internet forges into rural Alaska

Thousands of remote Alaskans will soon be able to enjoy high-speed Internet thanks to an $88 million project -- funded partly with a federal stimulus grant -- that laid hundreds of miles of fiber-optic cable across frozen tundra and an ice-locked river before using Chinook helicopters and mountaintop towers to finish the job.  

The new broadband network -- set to come online in coming days -- will link one of the nation's most remote regions with big cities in Alaska and the rest of the world, an Alaska telecommunications company announced on Thursday.    

Read more: http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/broadband-internet-forges-rural-alaska