Improving Broadband on Alaska Tribal Lands

 ATB is an engineering firm that develops, deploys and optimizes all forms of broadband technologies throughout Alaska and beyond. Our range of experience includes fixed wireless access networks, PTP (point-to-point) radio links, satellite (LEO & GEO), and fiber-optic cable systems. ATB provides all support necessary for network deployment, performance monitoring, training, and ongoing operations, resulting in full tribal ownership and success. We focus on the best solution for each village, and we’re developing extensive “NOC” and training capabilities to support village ownership and control in the future. 

ATB’s dedicated operations staff include experienced and lifelong communications and network engineers and Project Management Professionals. Our collective world experience spans more than 100 years and ranges from the Eastern to the Western hemisphere.

Most Alaska Native villages are at the very bottom of the “Digital Divide”. Cities like Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau have Internet speeds of 100 Mbps as the norm, and can get even faster speeds. 

Harold Johnston


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Craig Fleener


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Wayne Shafer

Chief Technology Officer

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Craig Fleener, ATB’s CEO, is an Alaska Native from Fort Yukon.  He has extensive experience in Alaska state government.  From 2014 to 2018, he served in the Office of the Governor as Senior Advisor on Arctic Policy, and represented the governor and the State of Alaska in Washington DC as Director of State and Federal Relations. 

Brad has more than 25 years of management experience working in the for-profit and regional nonprofit business sectors throughout Alaska. Most recently, Brad has served as president of an Alaska Native village corporation, where he oversaw stakeholder and public relations, all aspects of corporate affairs, and management of the government-services holding company.

Wayne has over 30 years in the Telecommunications industry deploying and operating national, regional, municipal and tribal networks. He held senior management positions ranging from start-ups to some of the most well-known companies in the nation and maintains PMP certification.