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Alaska Statutes Sec. 11.46.200. Theft of services.
(a) A person commits theft of services if. (3) the person obtains the use of computer time, a computer system, a computer program, a computer network, or any part of a computer system or network, with reckless disregard that the use by that person is unauthorized .
Sec. 11.46.484. Criminal mischief in the fourth degree.
(a) A person commits the crime of criminal mischief in the fourth degree if, having no right to do so or any reasonable ground to believe the person has such a right. (3) the person knowingly accesses a computer, computer system, computer program, computer network, or part of a computer system or network;
Sec. 11.46.740. Criminal use of computer.
(a) A person commits the offense of criminal use of a computer if, having no right to do so or any reasonable ground to believe the person has such a right, the person knowingly accesses, causes to be accessed, or exceeds the person's authorized access to a computer, computer system, computer program, computer network, or any part of a computer system or network, and, as a result of or in the course of that access,
(1) obtains information concerning a person;
(2) introduces false information into a computer, computer system, computer program, or computer network with the intent to damage or enhance the data record or the financial reputation of a person;
(3) introduces false information into a computer, computer system, computer program, or computer network and, with criminal negligence, damages or enhances the data record or the financial reputation of a person;
(4) obtains proprietary information of another person;
(5) obtains information that is only available to the public for a fee;
(6) introduces instructions, a computer program, or other information that tampers with, disrupts, disables, or destroys a computer, computer system, computer program, computer network, or any part of a computer system or network; or
(7) encrypts or decrypts data.
(b) In this section, "proprietary information" means scientific, technical, or commercial information, including a design, process, procedure, customer list, supplier list, or customer records that the holder of the information has not made available to the public.
(c) Criminal use of a computer is a class C felony.
- Alaskan Bandwidth Boosted by Cable to Oregon - Eight-fold increase in bandwidth expected next year, dslreports 7/14/2008
- Kokhanok Electric (data network)
- Coffman Cove: Connected & on the Go; Broadband Goes Wireless, Report of the FCC Wireless Broadband Access Task Force, p. 33 Feb. 2005: "Coffman Cove is a remote fishing village on Prince of Wales Island, where even slow dial-up Internet access required a long-distance call. Local leaders were determined to provide its residents with better access to the outside world and give the local economy a boost.103 While their village’s location made wireline broadband access unfeasible, local leaders realized that complementary use of satellite and terrestrial wireless could provide the necessary level of service at a reasonable cost. The village established an ISP, to be owned and run by the local citizens. The village contracted with SkyFrames, Inc.104 to provide satellite backhaul service, and deployed a wireless hotspot with a radius of 2 miles from the village center. SkyFrames was able to deploy the network in under one week. The village, charging monthly subscription fees to private users, quickly signed up over 50 users. The link to Coffman Cove is equivalent to a T1, and is capable of providing DSL speeds to subscribers. While Coffman Cove still is not served by roads, the villagers now have access to information and entertainment, as well as economic opportunities, previously unimaginable."
Another guy who sitting outside a library and using a public open network after library hours so that he could play World of Warcraft was charged.
- Gamer Busted For After Hours WiFi Leeching, DSLReports.com Feb 26 2007
- Wellner, Andrew. " Using free wireless at library described as theft ", Anchorage Daily News , 2007 - 02-24 .
- "Man Busted for After-hours Library Wireless Use Won't Be Charged with Theft ", Library Journal , 2007 - 03-12 .
- Trials and Market Deployments
GCI is deploying a VoIP Switched Circuit hybrid service in Anchorage. Balancing Responsibilities and Rights: A Regulatory Model for Facilities-Based VoIP Competition An NCTA Policy Paper February 2004
- Majority of internet service is via satellite [Hudson]
- Support from ERate: 90% subsidy [Hudson]
- Rcv from BTOP $4.7 Billions. Includes $350 m for broadband data and mapping.
- TERRA: $88m RUS grants and loans, 65 communities
- SABRE: 4G with Satellite backhaul. Covers 53 rural communities SW Alaska
- Alaska OWL (Online with Libraries) BTOP - videoconferencing to libraries.
- Universal Service Alaska subs contributed about $19M and rcvd $244m, or more than $12 for every dollar paid in. High Cost Fund represented more than 70% of the USF subsidies for Alaska in 2010 [Hudson]
- Rural Broadband: From Stimulus to Sustainability - Heather Hudson, University of Alaska TPRC 2011