Dreams of access to faster internet in Haines and Skagway may come true later this year. This month, Alaska Power and Telephone is set to install an underwater fiber-optic cable in the Upper Lynn Canal. The cable will grow internet capacity in Haines and Skagway.
Scientists have talked about the possibility of epidemics caused by thawing permafrost, but until now, it’s only been a theory. If the Siberian anthrax outbreak is traced back to spores in the permafrost, it would be a troubling development.