GCI announced the repairs in an email to customers Monday, 14 weeks after the cable was cut in an ice scouring event in the Arctic Ocean west of Prudhoe Bay.
Repairs to the broken fiberoptic cable can’t happen until sea ice opens up enough for a repair vessel to get through.
Sullivan suggested there may be a bill or bills that would limit social media to users aged 16 and older.
The outage is affecting everything from emergency dispatch to EBT cards and payroll.
GCI connected its first Unalaska residential customers to its fastest two-gig internet speeds this week.
Local leaders say they hope it will make Metlakatla a better place to live and work.
The cable runs from the Prince of Wales Island community of Coffman Cove to Juneau.
The federal infrastructure bill allocates $65 billion across the country to help ensure people have access to affordable, high-speed internet.
The Aleutians Fiber Project will run from Kodiak along the south side of the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutians.
Many people moved their lives online because of the pandemic, but that wasn’t always possible in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.