Alaska Telecommunications Users Consortium

Alaska Telecommunications Users Consortium

Who is ATUC ?
ATUC is a non-profit organization with a statewide non-profit membership composed of K-
12 schools, universities, health care organizations, libraries, research institutes, public
broadcasting, municipal governments, and state government.

What is ATUC’s purpose ?
ATUC is a non-profit organization with the mission of advancing education, science, and
government services, including health care, libraries, and public broadcasting, through
sharing of advanced telecommunications resources. ATUC is highly focused on content and
collaboration over advanced networks.

What does ATUC do ?
Parity. Like similar consortia in 42 other states, ATUC will be the organization for buildout
of Internet2 connectivity across Alaska. Using capacity purchased from regulated and
deregulated carriers, ATUC will be building a shared network – AlaskaExpress – in order
to link Alaska non-profits to each other and to the national Internet2 community. Alaska is
about 7 years behind the lower 48 in accomplishing Internet2 connectivity.

Sustainability. Like similar consortia in 42 other states, ATUC will be focused on
accomplishing connectivity for its membership at affordable rates. Alaska schools and
health care organizations are very dependent on the USF subsidies, and with the opening
of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 in the coming session, Alaska non-profits need a
collective voice.

Content and Collaboration. In the long term, ATUC is highly focused on content and
collaboration, within Alaska and with the national Internet2 community. As of October,
2004, more than 25,000 K-12 schools, libraries, and museums in 34 states have access to
the Internet2 network, along with over 200 universities in all 50 states. These non-profits
are actively sharing and developing content in education, health care, science,
broadcasting, and many other areas.

Alaska Telecommunications Users Consortium
P.O. Box 200009
135 Cordova Street
Anchorage, AK 99520
907-277-6320 :rings at ATUC desk, forwarded to G. Moore @ 522-3616
907-277-6300 :rings at Dave Geesin, APBI
907-277-6350 :APBI fax

ATUC Board of Directors

Wanetta Ayers, Executive Director
Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference (SWAMC)
Anchorage, AK

H.A. "Red" Boucher, Owner
Alaska Information Technology LLC
Anchorage, AK

Scott Christian, Director
Alaska Distance Education Technology Consortium
Juneau, AK

Richard DeLorenzo, Superintendent
Vice President, ATUC Board of Directors
Chugach School District
Anchorage, AK

Dr. Edna MacLean, President
Ilisagvik College
Barrow, AK

Ann Myren
Haines Public Library
Haines, AK

Jamie Waste, Executive Director
(to be seated, replacing Don Rinker)
Alaska Public Broadcasting Inc.
Anchorage, Alaska

Paul Sherry, Chief Executive Officer
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Anchorage, AK

Eugene Smith, Chief Technical Officer
Maniilaq Association
Kotzebue, AK

Steve Smith, CTO
President, ATUC Board of Directors
University of Alaska
Fairbanks, AK

Barbara Weil, Director
Catholic Schools
Archdiocese of Anchorage
Anchorage, AK

Stan Herrera, Director and Chief Technology Officer
Enterprise Technology Services
State of Alaska
Juneau, AK