Internet Day, held Oct. 29, celebrates modern history’s greatest invention. Although the technology dates back to the 1957 Sputnik launch, the first email was sent in 1971. The internet timeline progressed, and by the 1990s, it became commonplace in American homes. Today, there are 2.62 billion social media users, and U.S. e-commerce accounted for $446.8 billion in 2017.
Reliable broadband access is crucial for Alaska’s economic health and the health, safety and education of people living there. Since 1979, GCI’s built a network that connects North America’s most remote communities and covers 97 percent of Alaskans.