Does This Glacier Have Wifi?
Does this glacier have wifi? That kind of question is serious business for Tina Pidgeon, who spoke to us on the sidelines of the Wilson Center-Arctic Circle Forum. A top executive at GCI, one of Alaska’s leading telecommunications companies, she described the challenges of achieving connectivity in an unforgiving environment and the growing importance of doing so as the Arctic hotspot of global attention.
Since its inception in 2017, the Polar Institute has become a premier forum for discussion and policy analysis of Arctic and Antarctic issues, and is known in Washington, DC and elsewhere as the Arctic Public Square. The Institute holistically studies the central policy issues facing these regions—with an emphasis on Arctic governance, climate change, economic development, scientific research, security, and Indigenous communities—and communicates trusted analysis to policymakers and other stakeholders. Read more