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Press Release: Federal, State, Local Officials to Gather in Dillingham to Mark Progress on Historic Stimulus Project

Anchorage, Alaska (PRWEB) August 22, 2011

WHO: GCI and United Utilities Inc., in cooperation with Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation (BBAHC), are hosting TERRA-SW Milestones, an event bringing together the facilitators and beneficiaries of the historic project to extend terrestrial broadband service to the Bristol Bay and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta (Y-K Delta) regions. The agenda includes remarks by Senator Mark Begich, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski, Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell, and U.S. Department of Agriculture – Rural Utilities Service Administrator Jonathon Adelstein; as well as by officials representing the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, BBAHC, the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation, the Southwest Regional School District, and more.

WHAT: TERRA-SW Milestones will present the dramatic progress being made on the project and the opportunity it is bringing to the region. Attendance and remarks are expected from the many TERRA-SW stakeholders including a variety of local, state and federal officials and representatives of the organizations and people of Southwest Alaska that are benefitting from this important project. After the presentations and lunch, some attendees will participate in site visits to New Stuyahok and Manokotak, Alaska to see construction progress and tour village clinics and schools.

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