Television, Communication, and Radio
TV, Radio, Cell, Internet
All communities receive some television broadcasting. Some are limited to Alaska satellite programming (very limited choices – one channel only). Some villages operate a cable service (expect to pay upwards of $50 for 8-10 channels) and some offer other programs including Dish Network with over 100 channels. Depending on your location, setup and atmospheric conditions, you may get other stations as well.
Returning staff members will be able to point you toward the number you need to call in order to establish phone service. Most carriers want some form of deposit in order to activate an account. Long distance service is expensive, so you we recommend purchasing a rechargeable calling card on your way up.
- Hughes Net
- Viasat (Excede)
Some villages have 3G
GCI is the local Alaska cell phone provider and has coverage in all sites except Diomede
While major carriers are not covered in the villages. They may work in Nome.
There are three main radio stations in the region: KICY & KNOM out of Nome and KNSA out of Unalakleet.