Hoonah Gets Federal Funds for Broadband Internet

Hoonah has embraced a federal stimulus program designed to make broadband Internet more affordable in rural Alaska.

Residents of the Chichagof Island village about 40 air-miles from Juneau are flocking to connect with Spacenet – one of two satellite Internet service providers offering deals in Alaska.

Not only that, but a few local residents have jobs installing and maintaining the systems.

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Casey Kelly is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.

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