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Alaska Broadband Office

Program Overview

The Alaska Broadband Office (ABO) is primarily responsible for managing the State of Alaska’s federal program responses to the Digital Equity (DE) Act and the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program established in the Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) passed by Congress in November 2021. These programs provide the state with funding to bridge the digital divide by building out technology neutral infrastructure and increasing capacity for unserved and underserved Alaskans by providing grants to eligible parties to build out broadband infrastructure, in a scalable, sustainable, and technology neutral manner.

Broadband GIS

Public Listening Sessions

Do you know what broadband is? Are you and your family having ongoing issues with your internet connectivity, or challenges paying for it? The Alaska Broadband Office is excited to host an online public meeting series. Come with your personal experiences, feedback or questions about broadband and our office. The series is split into several different regular sessions. The Tuesday meeting is a Native Entities Session that focuses on listening to the concerns of Native leaders in Alaska. The general interest meeting is for anyone to give feedback, while the technical interest meeting is directed at members of our business communities. The meetings are open, so anyone is welcome to attend either session. Meeting details are listed below.

The Native Entity session is held every Tuesday from 2 to 3PM AKST.

The General Interest session is held every Wednesday from 2 to 3PM AKST.

The Technical Interest session is held every Thursday from 2 to 2:30 PM AKST.

Join Our Listening Session through Zoom. To join, click on the button below, enter the meeting ID and passcode into your Zoom application, or use the call-in option below.

Native Entity Session

Mar 5

Meeting ID: 883 2235 5234 Passcode: broadband
Or call 253-215-8782 and enter the Phone Meeting ID: 883 2235 5234# Phone Passcode: 042730167

Join Meeting Here

General Interest Session

MAR 6

Meeting ID: 845 1544 8859 Passcode: broadband
Or call 253-215-8782 and enter the Phone Meeting ID: 845 1544 8859# Phone Passcode: 426954690

Join Meeting Here

Technical Interest Session

MAR 7

Meeting ID: 845 1544 8859 Passcode: broadband
Or call 253-215-8782 and enter the Phone Meeting ID: 845 1544 8859# Phone Passcode: 426954690

Join Meeting Here