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History of the Broadband Office

The Alaska Broadband Office was officially created on August 9, 2022, when Governor Dunleavy signed House Bill 363 into law. The State of Alaska had been engaged in broadband work for several years, most recently highlighted through efforts of the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband in their Final Report issued in November of 2021. Formal broadband efforts were then transferred to the Commissioner’s Office in the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development.

Tribal Liaison

The Alaska Broadband Office created the role of Tribal Liaison out of a recognition that the voices of our Alaska Native Communities, including Federally Recognized Tribes, Alaska Native Village and Regional Corporations, and regional non-profit and tribal consortiums, need to be heard during the deployment of broadband infrastructure funding. The Tribal Liaison’s main responsibility is to provide and maintain open communication on policies and address concerns of those being directly impacted by the broadband projects and programs. Our goal is for remote and rural communities to be provided with the same high-speed, reliable and affordable internet service. We cannot think of anyone better to help us make “Internet for All” a reality than the locals from each rural community and region of our great state.