By Heather E. Hudson
Connecting Alaskans tells the original historical past of delivering radio, tv, telephone, and net prone to greater than 600 thousand sq. miles. it's a background of a spot the place army wishes usually trumped civilian ones, the place ham radios provided greater connections than cellphone strains, and the place tv exhibits aired a whole day later than within the remainder of the country.
Heather E. Hudson covers greater than a century of successes whereas basically explaining the relationship difficulties nonetheless confronted via distant groups this day. Her finished historical past is ideal for a person attracted to telecommunications expertise and historical past, and he or she presents a huge template for coverage makers, rural groups, and constructing international locations suffering to improve their very own twenty-first-century infrastructure.
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