ReConnect II

ReConnect II

Grant Awards

Grant Awards


Elim – Golovin – Koyuk – Little Diomede – Nome – Shaktoolik – Shishmaref – St. Michael – Stebbins – Teller/Brevig Mission – Wales – White Mountian

$5.6M Community Connect Grant and ~ $1.4M of Fastwyre funding

  • Build ~70 miles of fiber and provide 100 Mbps symmetrical high-speed broadband service to ~280 households passed in the grant footprint

  • Communities are in some of the most remote, rugged, and culturally diverse geographic areas in the United States

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ReConnect II Map – Mukluk Telephone Company

Next Steps

  • 1

    Environment Review

    – No work on the projects can occur until the successful completion of an environment map
    – Any findings that the environment review requires significant changes to the project will result in the termination of the project

  • 2

    Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Notification that Environmental Review is Complete

    – Within 60 days of environmental review completion, the Company must sign and return the Grant Agreement to RUS

  • 3

    Tribal Outreach & Coordination – Finalizing Plan

  • 4

    Finalize Planning and Engineering

  • 5

    Initiate Construction

  • 6

    Project Completion & Turn-up