NEWS: Rep. Guttenberg Schedules Workshop to Examine Broadband Alternatives for Alaska

NEWS: Rep. Guttenberg Schedules Workshop to Examine Broadband Alternatives for Alaska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30, 2017

Fairbanks – Representative David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks) will host a constituent workshop Saturday focused on efforts to build a better broadband network in the Fairbanks area.

“Many of us have been waiting patiently for the providers to come forward with solutions to bring high-speed, affordable, and reliable broadband to every Alaskan despite our obvious geographic and climate challenges,” said Rep. Guttenberg. “The goal of Saturday’s workshop is to hear how other areas of the country overcame similar challenges and see if those solutions are right for Alaska. I believe that high-speed, affordable broadband is possible right here in Fairbanks and I hope Saturday’s workshop will shed some light on how to make that dream a reality.”

Saturday’s workshop will feature several invited speakers discussing how they planned and constructed broadband fiber optic networks in rural communities across the United States.

“The speakers will discuss how they successfully brought high-speed internet to their communities at affordable prices, which is something the private sector in Alaska has been unwilling or unable to do,” said Rep. Guttenberg. “It is time to look at the options, see what has worked elsewhere, and get to work on solutions here in Alaska.”

Saturday’s constituent workshop, “Building Better Broadband” will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

WHO: Rep. David Guttenberg and invited speakers
WHAT: Building Better Broadband Constituent Workshop
WHERE: Margaret Murie Auditorium, 2092 Koyukuk Drive – UAF Campus, Fairbanks, Alaska
WHEN: 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Saturday, December 2, 2017

For more information, please contact Alliana Salanguit in Rep. Guttenberg’s office at (907) 456-8172.

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Rep. DAVID GUTTENBERG

Toll-Free +1 800 928-4457

STAFF:
Seth Whitten
Legislative Aide
+1 (907) 456-8172
Seth.Whitten@akleg.gov
Alliana Salanguit
Legislative Aide
+1 (907) 456-8172
Alliana.Salanguit@akleg.gov

Capitol: January-April

Address: Room 501 Capitol Bldg.
                 Juneau, AK, 99801
Phone: +1 907 465-4457
FAX: +1 907 465-3519
Email: rep.david.guttenberg@akleg.gov

Fairbanks: May-December

Address: 1292 Sadler Way Suite 304
                 Fairbanks AK, 99701
Phone: +1 907 456-8172
FAX: +1 907 456-2490
Email: rep.david.guttenberg@akleg.gov