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Letter to the Editor


To the Editor:

On September 1, 2015, the United States will fully complete its broadcast transition to digital TV. What effect will this have on Wrangell? Sadly nothing.

As a community, Wrangell was once served by a free television broadcast service known as ARCS (Alaska Rural Communication Service). For some unexplained reason, this service was shut down in Wrangell approximately 10 years ago. ARCS is largely funded through the State of Alaska, with communities picking up the minimal last mile of costs for powering and maintaining the transmitter.

Regrettably, this Borough’s govern...

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