The deal, inked with Pacific Dataport Inc. (PDI), a company founded by Microcom, supplier of satellite communication systems in Alaska, foresees the beginning of services as early as Q4 2020.

The global network is expected to enable regional initiatives such as the collection of climate data, and the growth of a digital economy, OneWeb noted.

We are delighted to be working with OneWeb, who will provide us with high-speed broadband coverage to serve our customers in Alaska and the Arctic. PDI now has the advantage of being one of the first to be able to demo OneWeb’s service in Alaska and in the Arctic region from the end of this year, and already the enthusiasm from our customers to test and trial OneWeb services has been significant,

...Chuck Schumann, CEO Pacific Dataport Inc., said.