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Expanding Safety’s Reach

NORTH SLOPE BRINGS RELIABLE CONNECTION TO ALASKA AND BEYONDThe land commonly known as “The Last Frontier” is perhaps one of the last places you would want to navigate without reliable communications at your fingertips. Thanks to North Slope Telecom, Inc. (NSTI), Alaska based companies don’t have to worry. Since its founding in 1980, North Slope Telecom is widely recognized for planning, engineering and installing communication systems that operate reliably even in the … Read More

2016 – In Review

In the face of declining oil prices and a statewide economic recession, North Slope Telecom has a lot to be grateful for in the last year! 2016 was a tough time for Alaskans, losing about 6,800 jobs and thereby netting the first annual jobs loss for the state since 2009 (Zak, Annie “2016 was bad for the Alaska job market. 2017 might be worse.” Alaska Dispatch News 5 Jan. 2017: www.adn.com Web. 8 Mar. 2017).  Then, in October of 2016, Alaska recorded the … Read More

ASTAC, AT&T and NSTI Deploy Broadband Cellular Network on the Edge of Exploration

Another successful partnership creating a successful project!  Anchorage, Alaska – Arctic Slope Telephone Cooperative Association (ASTAC) has teamed with AT&T and North Slope Telecom, Inc. to provide ice road crews and other workers superior connectivity in one of the most remote areas of the state. A development project in the Greater Mooses Tooth Unit of the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska was announced this past November. Ice road construction to … Read More

FAQ: Evolving Intrinsic Safety Standards

What does 'Intrinsically Safe' actually mean? Electronics sometimes create tiny arcs or produce heat during normal operation; both of which could become an ignition source under the right circumstances. This likely doesn’t concern you unless, of course, you work in an area where tiny sparks can cause big explosions. In such a case, you have to use intrinsically safe radios… but what does that mean? Intrinsic Safety (IS) is an approved protection level for the safe … Read More