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This Alaskan town is finally getting high-speed internet, thanks to the pandemic

NPR

By Greg Kim – November 7, 2021

Lena Foss thought she got lucky when she salvaged a dryer from the dump in Akiak, a Yup’ik village in Western Alaska.

She knew it was broken, but figured she could fix it by looking at tutorials online.

“First thing I did was YouTube how to replace a belt,” Foss said. “But the internet was so slow and I thought it was wasting gigabytes so I turned that off before I completely finished how to fix the dryer.”

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