Microcom is leading the way in satellite communications for over 30 years, with locations in Alaska, Hawaii, and now in Northern Idaho and Western Colorado. Our years of dedication to customer service and competition have allowed all multi-channel video service consumers in these states to see a benefit from our work. Microcom is proud of its innovative solutions to our customers’ communications needs, which have resulted in many “firsts” in the satellite industry. Call on Microcom today to solve all your satellite communications needs.
Founded in 1984, we have focused on finding unique solutions to our customers’ diverse communications needs for over 30 years. Where others thought it could not be done, Microcom has forged ahead to develop new residential and small-business satellite communication systems. 25 years ago, Microcom’s first focus was on building rural cable television systems in communities throughout Alaska. These satellite systems connected their communities to the world. Microcom’s unique methods of antenna construction and system design have met the test of the wide variety of geographic challenges we have encountered along the way. Microcom pioneered the development of direct-broadcast home satellite television service in Alaska and Hawaii. At first, nobody thought satellite technology could be available to Alaska & Hawaii, but Microcom proved it could be done, and developed the first systems for use in Alaska. This has led to the growing number of direct-broadcast subscribers in Alaska and Hawaii today. Microcom directly influenced a key element of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, which allowed the service to develop in Alaska the same as in the Lower 48, without restrictions on the larger antenna size required. Microcom worked with Congress to overcome obstacles to the success of this important, multi-channel video programming service. Without Microcom’s direct participation, satellite technology in Alaska would not have achieved the level of success seen today. We Take Pride In Our Unique Solutions.
- First Alaskan direct-broadcast satellite reception system
- First 24-hour live broadcast television reception in Alaska
- First rural Alaska cable modem installation
- First Alaskan Ku-Band satellite communications system
INNOVATION IS THE CORE OF OUR DAILY BUSINESS
When satellite technology changed in the late 1980s, Microcom installed the first Ku band satellite network in Alaska for Alaska Airlines with a hub earth station on top of the Frontier. Three years later, after the technology proved itself, GCI purchased the hub as they expanded their Alaska satellite network.