Connect TKC Internet Accessibility Program
PROJECT UPDATE – JULY 7, 2023
Quick update on our Connect TKC Project which is providing Starlink hardware to Shareholder households across the state and beyond, bridging the digital divide. We are closing the application period for the TKC Connect Project today, July 7.
We’ve received over 400 applications and are working with our colleagues at Microcom to fulfill orders. Unfortunately, at this time, we are not able to fulfill every request. Staff will be in touch next week to notify applicants if they are on the list for remaining units to be distributed. If you are not on this distribution list your application will be saved and may be fulfilled in any future disbursements of Starlink units.
We appreciate your patience as we work to wrap up this project and are thrilled to see how affordable connectivity is changing lives of our Shareholders and their families!
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Kuskokwim Corporation (TKC) is working on broadband internet networks within our 10 communities in the Middle Kuskokwim. Infrastructure of this magnitude will take years to complete.
To bridge the connectivity gap as soon as possible, TKC will provide access to Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) Satellite constellations, notably Starlink, to any TKC Shareholder households that would not otherwise be able to access affordable, reliable internet.
TKC will provide the Starlink units, installation (upon request), and training materials at no cost to TKC households. TKC shareholders who receive the Starlink units will be responsible for all monthly internet charges, service fees and costs, and maintenance.
- Applicant must be a The Kuskokwim Corporation (“TKC”) enrolled Shareholder or his/her guardian or custodian.
- TKC will provide/ship/install only one (1) Starlink unit per Shareholder household that applies under the Connect TKC Internet Accessibility Program.
- This is first-come, first-served program, subject to funding availability and approval by TKC’s Board of Directors.