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Alaska Wireless Broadband

AWB will provide high quality cost effective consumer & business Internet services, and operate a platform for high value partner services.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Anchorage, AK, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2011
  • Employees 3

Company Summary

Alaska Wireless Broadband (AWB) provides high quality cost effective wireless Internet service to small and mid size cities. Demand for home, business and mobile broadband service continues to grow. AWB provides service directly to end users, and through complementary partnerships with carriers. In addition to operating the platform, we will provide value-added M2M (machine to machine) services with smart grid, telehealth, and future partners.


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    Lance James Ahern

    Created Internet Alaska (IAI), the first and largest Alaskan ISP. Grew IAI in 3 years to >$6M revenue, 26K customers, and 75 FTEs. Established key strategic investment and relationship with ATU, the local telco. Recruited management, including CEO of BankAmerica (Alaska) and technical team.

    Created Fort Nocs (FNI) to provide secure online payment and related services to online merchants. FNI joined Panasonic Incubator (PDCC, Cupertino CA. 10/

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    Thomas A Bohn

    Founded B2 Networks, which has been operating successfully for more than 7 years. Has broad experience developing and implementing products with multiple telco carrier clients throughout AK, and has implemented and operated a large rural teleheath network. Founded the first ISP in rural/bush AK, Nome.Net. Has 10+ years experience designing, implementing and managing complex enterprise scale networks.

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    Walter Orell

    As Senior Network Engineer for SmartWave Technologies, Walter has
    7+ years experience with the design, implementation and management of Municipal wireless networks. Designed and deployed Google's Mountain View wireless network. Designed, deployed, and supports broadband municipal networks for Tuscon, AZ and San Jose, CA. Developed a solution for the Wasilla Wideband Community Network.


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    Chris Cyphers