Alaska Power & Telephone Company (AP&T) has collaborated with the Organized Village of Kasaan (OVK) to provide wireless broadband technology that will bring telemedicine, distance learning and other benefits to the people of Kasaan in Alaska.
The project will enhance the local quality of life, business and tribal members will be encouraged to return to or stay in Kasaan. OVT will provide Internet access for the rural community. The Village procured US $1 million in grant funds under the Federal “Community Connect Broadband Grant Program” that helped build the infrastructure necessary for the village to gain high-speed access to the outside world. Under this project AP&T will provide variety of technology such as access to telemedicine, distance learning, connection to other tribal organizations, reduction of travel costs and personal skill-set training in computer and data technologies.