Network Status

October 15, 2019
ASTAC is in the process of increasing cellular and internet capacity in our Satellite served communities (Point Lay, Anaktuvuk Pass, Atqasuk and Kaktovik) by moving to an ASTAC owned and operated satellite network.  We appreciate your patience as we work to improve services in your area.
October 7 – 19, 2019
ASTAC customers may experience noise or service interruptions October 7-19, 2019 between 12:40pm and 1:13pm.

AT&T satellite facilities will be experiencing sun related service degradations as a result of the alignment of the sun with their telecommunications satellite and ground stations. Sun outages occur for a few days semi-annually when our satellite passes directly between the antenna on earth and the sun. Radio frequency noise from the sun is stronger than the desired signal from the satellite, resulting in a brief service interruption. Different areas will be affected on different dates and times during this period.