Month: July 2008

AP&T's microwave network will reach small communities

Recently, southeast Alaska has been getting due attention when it comes to communications. Alaska Power and Telephone Company, or AP&T, is in the midst of building a new terrestrial microwave network that will span 500 miles of southeast Alaska.

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Wrangell high school students will learn with laptops

Through a grant from the Association of Alaska School Boards' Consortium for Digital Learning, Wrangell will join nine other school districts throughout the state in getting laptops in their schools for the first time. The consortium aims at bringing digital learning into Alaska schools. The concept is known as the one-to-one program – one laptop for one student.

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Naukati's oyster nursery helps the shellfish industry grow

In its five year life, the oyster nursery in Naukati on Prince of Wales Island has become more and more successful. Now the largest seed supplier in Alaska, the year-round nursery supplies oyster seed, or spat, to almost 70% of all oyster farmers in the state. As the shellfish industry expands, Naukati's nursery is staying in stride with a program for new farmers as well as a grant for the planning and design of a regional shellfish processing facility. KSTK's Lisa Phu recently visited the nursery in Naukati and files this report.

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