b'Help is on the way for Alaskans struggling to afford broadband.
- b'Help is on the way for Alaskans struggling to afford broadband.
- Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) will participate in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, which will help households struggling financially during the pandemic.\nThe Federal Communications Commission recently established the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program using COVID-19 relief funds.\nThe program will give eligible Alaska households a discount on broadband service of up to $75 a month.\n\xe2\x80\x9cThe pandemic demonstrated just how essential broadband access is for school, work, healthcare and quality of life,\xe2\x80\x9d said Bill Bishop, president and CEO of Alaska Communications.
- \xe2\x80\x9cWe\xe2\x80\x99re proud to offer our customers an affordable option for unlimited internet service; however, we don\xe2\x80\x99t want a customer\xe2\x80\x99s ability to pay to be the barrier.
- The company operates a highly reliable, advanced statewide data network with the latest technology and the most diverse undersea fiber optic system connecting Alaska to the contiguous U.S. For more information, visit www.AlaskaCommunications.com or www.alsk.com .\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210511005039/en/\n'