What is Alaska's
TERRA, Terrestrial for Every
Rural Region in Alaska
TERRA brings high-speed broadband to villages and communities across the state which were previously only serviced by satellite.
The building of the 3,300-mile network, which started in 2011, involved construction crews, helicopters, engineers, heavy equipment operators, and more.
Mountaintop sites were used for tower construction, and all equipment had to be flown in via heavy-lift helicopters.
Crews could only work during certain parts of the year depending on land restrictions or weather conditions, and for specific parts of the day due to limited daylight hours.