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BLM Frontiers: BLM Helps Permit Broadband Expansion

In Frontiers issue 115, we highlighted BLM's role in the TERRA project. 

Phase 1, the first segment, TERRA-Southwest, was built in 2011. Phase 1 involved 400 miles of new fiber-optic cable and 13 new microwave towers connecting 65 communities.

Phase 2, the northwest portion of the project, is also complete. It connected 68 western Alaska communities so far.

Phase 3 is underway to connect Nome to Kotzebue. The BLM has already approved the plans, as five of the six repeater sites will be on BLM-managed public land.

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