pic3.jpg

Support Public Radio

You can support public radio through underwriting and we can help you drive traffic to your place of business by reaching the educated, affluent and decidedly handsome KMXT listeners. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it today!

Station Blogs & Links

Freeform
Are you a KMXT volunteer with a blog or website about your show? This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 


Copyright vEsti24
afr_logo_screen_size.gif
wayback_kodiakbuttoncopy.jpg
Apr 16 2012
Kodiak Libraries Connect With Faster Internet and Teleconferencing PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 April 2012

0 MB | Download MP3 | Open in popup

 

This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

            Ninety-seven libraries across the state are being equipped with video teleconferencing equipment. For some rural libraries the grant-funded equipment comes with super fast broadband internet. The Chiniak library held an open house on Saturday to celebrate the new technology which is paid for with an Online With Libraries grant funded by the state, the Rasmuson Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Department of Commerce. As part of the grant, the library has been able to hire Alana Tousignant as a technology aide. She's been learning the new technology and says the community is already very excited about its potential. 

 

"It's great. There's so much educational opportunity now with this. A lot of us out here, we had dial up for the longest time and we were guaranteed a certain speed but it's been exceeding that. It's been instant."

 

            While Chiniak residents enjoyed a potluck lunch, Tousignant chatted with Josh Watts, a video conferencing technician with the University of Alaska. He says communities will find the technology useful for more than just educational conferences.

 

" So our hope is to use it for things like people who have family members out of state or maybe they're in the military and station overseas somewhere they can talk to them from their library. We also have some folks using them for medical consults with hospitals in the Lower 48. We're using it for all kinds of cool stuff."

 

            The Kodiak city library as well as libraries in Ouzinkie and Pt. Lions are also being equipped with the new teleconferencing equipment.

 
< Prev   Next >