Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative (ASTAC) is a member-owned telephone utility cooperative providing telecommunications services to the residents of the North Slope region of Alaska. The Cooperative’s designated service area is a roadless, remote arctic area of more than 90,000 square miles. The Cooperative utility is served by nine central offices located in eight of the region's traditional villages and at the petroleum industry exploration and production complex at Deadhorse-Prudhoe Bay.
The Cooperative was brought into existence in 1977 when Arctic Slope residents determined that the continued development of their traditional communities; the business success of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) corporations; the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) and the eight Village Corporations; and the delivery of public services by the North Slope Borough (NSB) home-rule municipality, were all dependent on the availability of, at least, basic telephone service.
ASTAC provides local and long distance service, Internet, wireless and data services, including transparent LAN. We also have 700 MHz licensed spectrum available for nomadic data applications and coverage off the wired network. We are a full service cellular company providing both fixed and mobile wireless solutions, including equipment sales and service to the North Slope region of Alaska.
As a cooperative, ASTAC is managed, in part, by the voice of the people it serves - coop members. Your voice is important, and is heard at every membership meeting. And because we are committed to serving our membership as our partners, we strive to serve each and every one of you with the respect, dignity and efficiency that you deserve - any time that you need us.