November 30, 2018
TELALASKA LAUNCHES RESIDENTIAL SERVICE IN NOME ON QUINTILLION’S FIBER NETWORK
Nome residents are about to get internet access like they have never experienced before
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — Anchorage-based telecommunications companies TelAlaska and Quintillion are bringing high speed broadband to residents of Nome for the first time. The two companies have been working together to develop a residential solution for the Norton Sound community, which has long been plagued by slow speeds and data restrictions. The new service will be delivered by TelAlaska over Quintillion’s subsea fiber optic cable system. Residents will have access to the internet at triple the currently available speeds and more than double the included data at prices that are competitive to what residents are paying now.
“TelAlaska is excited to partner with Quintillion in offering broadband internet to Nome residents,” said Dave Goggins, TelAlaska President and General Manager. “Our customers in Nome have been asking for faster and more competitively priced internet for some time. We’re pleased to be able to meet their needs with this superior service. We are excited to offer these products and look forward to the quality and lifestyle benefits this will deliver to our customers and Nome businesses and residents. We appreciate Nome’s patience as we’ve worked to develop this offering over the last few months.”
“We are delighted to make this announcement,” said George Tronsrue III, Quintillion’s CEO. “These new internet services will be unlike any that Nome clients have ever seen and is our response to the market feedback we received at our Nome launch this past winter. Though it took longer than anticipated, these services will have a positive and lasting impact on the Nome market in the future.” Commercial customers and schools in Nome have been served since Quintillion’s network went live December 1, 2017.
Quintillion is a carrier’s carrier, whose customers deliver service to the end users, such as businesses, schools, hospital and residents. TelAlaska is the service provider for Nome, powered by Quintillion’s fiber network. TelAlaska is a longtime telecommunications provider in Nome and 23 other communities throughout Alaska. Quintillion’s subsea fiber optic cable system has been serving the northern Alaska communities of Utqiaġvik (Barrow), Wainwright, Point Hope, Kotzebue and Nome since it went live nearly twelve months ago.
TelAlaska is a statewide, full service telecommunications provider whose roots were established in rural Alaska in 1968. The company provides local, long distance and cellular phone service; advanced data services; DSL and cable modem internet services; cable television, and wireless internet services.
Headquartered in Anchorage, TelAlaska companies also have customer service and operations sites in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor, Seward, and Nome.
Quintillion, headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, is the company that built and is operating the Quintillion Subsea Cable System, disrupting rural communications models by bringing affordable high-speed broadband access to the North American Arctic for the first time. Quintillion is a fiber optic broadband provider of Gig-E and higher services to carriers and government markets. Quintillion’s system provides access to substantially improved service quality for telecommunications providers while reducing the cost of backhaul infrastructure compared to existing satellite and microwave technologies. Route maps and other information are available at Qexpressnet.com.