December 2017

Together with the City of Oulu, the AEC organized the 2nd Top of the World ARctic Broadband Summit in Oulu, Finland in June 2017. 

Based on the success of the first Top of the World Arctic Broadband Summit in 2016, the AEC decided to organize the second Arctic Broadband Summit together with the City of Oulu in June 2017. The dates for the second Top of the World Arctic Broadband Summit were 14-15 June 2017.

Focus Areas: Safe, Competent and Interconnected Arctic

Finnish business community took over the AEC Chairmanship at the AEC Annual Meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska in May 2017. The 2017 TOW Arctic Broadband Summit will focus on the development of Arctic broadband in the light of the Finnish businesses’ AEC Chairmanship themes “Safe Arctic”, “Competent Arctic” and “Interconnected Arctic”.

The two-day TOW Arctic Broadband Summit included panel sessions and discussions with experts from across the Arctic region, networking opportunities and site visits to innovative and exciting Oulu companies working in the field of connectivity solutions.

Read the full program here.

You can find presentations from the event here.

For more information about the TOW Summit, please read the TOW brochure.


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EU Arctic Stakeholder Forum

After the Top of the World Arctic Broadband Summit, the EU Arctic Stakeholder Forum takes place in Oulu on June 15th and 16th.
It is an open event and our participants are welcome to join.
For more information see

Together with partners, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation and Inuit Arctic Business Alliance, the AEC Telecommunications Infrastructure Working Group organized a Top of the World Arctic Broadband Summit in Barrow, Alaska in July 2016.

See the full program of the event here.

Read the press release from the event here. 

See a video of the event here.

Presentations from the Top of the World Arctic Broadband Summit, Barrow AK:

Ali Hirji_ORION

Bryan Hartin_Iridium

Doug Sosnik_Political Profile

Dr. Heather Hudson_UAA

Elizabeth Pierce_Quintillion

Greg Wyler_OneWeb

Krag Johnsen_GCI

Michael Perkinson_Sustainable Investment Strategy_ Guggenheim

Paul Flaherty_Northwestel Overview

Robert McCoy_UAF