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Cybersecurity for Today’s Student

School is back in session! This means that your kids are spending more time online, exposing them to potential threats. Learn about cybersecurity 101, internet safety tips, and how to protect your kids online.

THE EVENT

Join us for a live panel discussion hosted by your local technology leader, MTA, featuring MSBSD, preparing over 40 schools for success, and F-Secure, providing cybersecurity solutions globally.

REGISTRATION

Fill out the form below to register and a Zoom link for registration will be emailed you prior to the event.

Can’t join us at noon on September 15th? The event will be recording and the video will be sent to all attendees after the session is complete.

Cybersecurity for Today’s Student

Cybersecurity for Today’s Student

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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Jessica Gilbert, PR Manager, MTA

Jess Gilbert is the PR Manager for MTA and has been with the organization for nearly four years. With her background in community relations, public speaking, and strategic communication, Jess is responsible for the corporate storytelling for MTA. By working with key community partners, Jess helps MTA’s voice be heard throughout Alaska and beyond. A mother of two boys, Jess stays busy in and outside of her career. Jess has a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University and is currently pursuing an MBA from City U of Seattle. Beyond PR, Jess is passionate about the expansion of esports in schools, keeping the Alaskan Native culture thriving, and engaging with other women in technology.

John Notestine, Educational Technologist, Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District

John is currently an Educational Technologist with the Mat-Su School District.  He was formerly a STEM teacher at Wasilla High School and a 21st-century educator. This is his 16th year in education and in that time, he has been the Alaska STEM teacher of the year, Alaska FTC (First Tech Challenge) Robotics coach of the year, a BP teacher of excellence, participated in numerous scholarship committees, worked as the MSEA union’s bargaining spokesperson, and served on several educational boards. John pioneered and developed the digital media, computer science, and robotics programs at Wasilla High School. He has taught Broadcast Journalism, AP Computer Science, Robotics, and Digital Media courses. John is an avid outdoor enthusiast disguised as a tech-nerd. His addictions include mountain biking and whitewater kayaking. He loves participating in races including the Susitna 100 and Iditasport Ultra-Marathons.

Conor Steadman, Service Marketing Manager, F-Secure

Conor Steadman is a Marketing Manager at F-Secure in New Jersey. In this role he is responsible for helping to shape Operator Partners’ successful go-to-market strategy and their customers’ journey. His goal is to help his partners sell, support and believe in the F-Secure suite of products with the same confidence and expertise they have in their in-house products.  Conor spent time working for an operator in Alaska and understands many of the struggles common in the space. He also has seen the impact that a strong partnership can have on launching and maintaining successful Value-Added-Services. In his occasional free time, he enjoys exploring what the North East has to offer when it comes to food and outdoor adventures.

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Send us an email at mtamarketing@mtasolutions.com

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MTA Day at the Alaska State Fair + Giveaways

August 20 – September 6, 2021

MTA couldn’t be more proud to sponsor the Alaska State Fair! This event is so much more than electrifying concerts, thrilling rides, and fried food. The Alaska State Fair brings Alaskans together for shared experiences and unique lasting memories.

To celebrate connecting Alaskans for nearly 70 years, we’re hosting MTA Day at the Fair on Saturday, September 4, and giving away a Frame TV! Watch our social channels for announcements and your chance to win starting Friday, August 27. You can also check out the cool virtual experience we’ve prepared using your mobile phone on the MTA picnic tables near the livestock barn.

TV GIVEAWAY
To participate in the Frame TV giveaway, post your favorite experience at the 2021 Alaska State Fair with #MTA2021AKFair on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter anytime during the Alaska State Fair. The giveaway ends at midnight on Tuesday, September 6th. One winner will be selected and contacted by direct message on social media on 9/7/2021 and announced on 9/10/2021. Rules and restrictions apply.

Must be 18 years or older and an Alaskan resident.

Your Connected Life: Protect

Webinar Mini Series

Join our free webinar series to live a connected life! Our tech experts are hosting a series of twenty-minute webinars full of tips and best practices to help you feel cyber-savvy and establish a worry-free connected life at home.

These webinars are FREE to attend. You don’t even need to be a customer. Just register once and choose the following sessions you’d like to join:

THE SERIES

The Wall-to-Wall Connection | March 23 at 2 pm

As we connect more and more devices in our homes, our WiFi needs change. Learn the basics of home networks including the difference between a router and a modem, how WiFi works, and ensuring you have adequate coverage for your needs. And if you want something that will do it all for you, we’ll show how our totalWiFi™ gateway will make you the Boss of your Wifi.

Stream Whatever You Desire | March 24 at 2 pm

Tired of the high prices for cable or satellite TV? Discover how easy and convenient streaming TV is so you can continue watching your favorite shows and channels. We’ll cover how it works, how to get started, and internet bandwidth needed for streaming. Afterwards, you’ll be ready to customize an entertainment experience for your interests with the flexibility to change whenever you wish.

If You Connect It, Protect It | March 25 at 2 pm

Connecting more and more of our lives unfortunately can put us at risk online.  It’s estimated that data breaches exposed over 4 million private records in the first half of 2019 alone. To protect our members, we created MTA Shield, a suite of three apps that put you in control of your WiFi with a variety of management tools and protect all your devices at home and on-the-go with advanced security. MTA Shield automatically notifies you of potential security threats with recommended actions to take and keeps your passwords secure. This demo will show you the handy features available in each app including parental controls, virus and malware scans, as well as assistance creating stronger passwords.

REGISTER

Choose which webinar fits your needs! Click the button below to register.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Jonathan Babbitt, Vice President, Product Management, Marketing & Sales

With extensive experience in communications and project management, Jonathan has ensured MTA’s product management strategy supports our vision to be Alaska’s leading technology company. His continued focus on finding ways to offer exceptional member value has led to a variety of product improvements including the transition from cable to streaming TV for all MTA customers. A member of the Top 40 under 40 class of 2020, he also serves as the Co-Chair of the Broadband Multimedia Marketing Association (BMMA), a non-profit organization that fosters meaningful collaboration and communication amongst businesses in the telecom industry.

Kody Nash, Product Specialist

A UAA graduate, Kody joined MTA as an intern before becoming a member of the Product Management team. Now the lead for totalWiFi, MTA’s managed router service, he continues to research and develop improvements to our Internet service. His drive to serve extends beyond product management and includes volunteering in the community, which earned him the MTA Community Service Award in 2020.

Zak Wolf, Product Specialist

A Mat-Su Career & Technical High School graduate, Zak has grown with MTA from tech support to product management. He led the development and launch of the innovative MTA Shield with our partner F-Secure in 2019. This suite of three apps work in conjunction to provide MTA members total device protection and put them in control of their WiFi. Zak helps inspire the next generation of product developers with demonstrations at local schools and technology events for Alaskan students. 

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Send us an email at mtamarketing@mtasolutions.com

Your Connected Life: Connect

Webinar Mini Series

Join our free webinar series to live a connected life! Our tech experts are hosting a series of twenty-minute webinars full of tips and best practices to help you feel cyber-savvy and establish a worry-free connected life at home.

These webinars are FREE to attend. You don’t even need to be a customer. Just register once and choose the following sessions you’d like to join:

THE SERIES

The Wall-to-Wall Connection | March 23 at 2 pm

As we connect more and more devices in our homes, our WiFi needs change. Learn the basics of home networks including the difference between a router and a modem, how WiFi works, and ensuring you have adequate coverage for your needs. And if you want something that will do it all for you, we’ll show how our totalWiFi™ gateway will make you the Boss of your Wifi.

Stream Whatever You Desire | March 24 at 2 pm

Tired of the high prices for cable or satellite TV? Discover how easy and convenient streaming TV is so you can continue watching your favorite shows and channels. We’ll cover how it works, how to get started, and internet bandwidth needed for streaming. Afterwards, you’ll be ready to customize an entertainment experience for your interests with the flexibility to change whenever you wish.

If You Connect It, Protect It | March 25 at 2 pm

Connecting more and more of our lives unfortunately can put us at risk online.  It’s estimated that data breaches exposed over 4 million private records in the first half of 2019 alone. To protect our members, we created MTA Shield, a suite of three apps that put you in control of your WiFi with a variety of management tools and protect all your devices at home and on-the-go with advanced security. MTA Shield automatically notifies you of potential security threats with recommended actions to take and keeps your passwords secure. This demo will show you the handy features available in each app including parental controls, virus and malware scans, as well as assistance creating stronger passwords.

REGISTER

Choose which webinar fits your needs! Click the button below to register.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Jonathan Babbitt, Vice President, Product Management, Marketing & Sales

With extensive experience in communications and project management, Jonathan has ensured MTA’s product management strategy supports our vision to be Alaska’s leading technology company. His continued focus on finding ways to offer exceptional member value has led to a variety of product improvements including the transition from cable to streaming TV for all MTA customers. A member of the Top 40 under 40 class of 2020, he also serves as the Co-Chair of the Broadband Multimedia Marketing Association (BMMA), a non-profit organization that fosters meaningful collaboration and communication amongst businesses in the telecom industry.

Kody Nash, Product Specialist

A UAA graduate, Kody joined MTA as an intern before becoming a member of the Product Management team. Now the lead for totalWiFi, MTA’s managed router service, he continues to research and develop improvements to our Internet service. His drive to serve extends beyond product management and includes volunteering in the community, which earned him the MTA Community Service Award in 2020.

Zak Wolf, Product Specialist

A Mat-Su Career & Technical High School graduate, Zak has grown with MTA from tech support to product management. He led the development and launch of the innovative MTA Shield with our partner F-Secure in 2019. This suite of three apps work in conjunction to provide MTA members total device protection and put them in control of their WiFi. Zak helps inspire the next generation of product developers with demonstrations at local schools and technology events for Alaskan students. 

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Send us an email at mtamarketing@mtasolutions.com

Your Connected Life: Stream

Webinar Mini Series

Join our free webinar series to live a connected life! Our tech experts are hosting a series of twenty-minute webinars full of tips and best practices to help you feel cyber-savvy and establish a worry-free connected life at home.

These webinars are FREE to attend. You don’t even need to be a customer. Just register once and choose the following sessions you’d like to join:

THE SERIES

The Wall-to-Wall Connection | March 23 at 2 pm

As we connect more and more devices in our homes, our WiFi needs change. Learn the basics of home networks including the difference between a router and a modem, how WiFi works, and ensuring you have adequate coverage for your needs. And if you want something that will do it all for you, we’ll show how our totalWiFi™ gateway will make you the Boss of your Wifi.

Stream Whatever You Desire | March 24 at 2 pm

Tired of the high prices for cable or satellite TV? Discover how easy and convenient streaming TV is so you can continue watching your favorite shows and channels. We’ll cover how it works, how to get started, and internet bandwidth needed for streaming. Afterwards, you’ll be ready to customize an entertainment experience for your interests with the flexibility to change whenever you wish.

If You Connect It, Protect It | March 25 at 2 pm

Connecting more and more of our lives unfortunately can put us at risk online.  It’s estimated that data breaches exposed over 4 million private records in the first half of 2019 alone. To protect our members, we created MTA Shield, a suite of three apps that put you in control of your WiFi with a variety of management tools and protect all your devices at home and on-the-go with advanced security. MTA Shield automatically notifies you of potential security threats with recommended actions to take and keeps your passwords secure. This demo will show you the handy features available in each app including parental controls, virus and malware scans, as well as assistance creating stronger passwords.

REGISTER

Choose which webinar fits your needs! Click the button below to register.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Jonathan Babbitt, Vice President, Product Management, Marketing & Sales

With extensive experience in communications and project management, Jonathan has ensured MTA’s product management strategy supports our vision to be Alaska’s leading technology company. His continued focus on finding ways to offer exceptional member value has led to a variety of product improvements including the transition from cable to streaming TV for all MTA customers. A member of the Top 40 under 40 class of 2020, he also serves as the Co-Chair of the Broadband Multimedia Marketing Association (BMMA), a non-profit organization that fosters meaningful collaboration and communication amongst businesses in the telecom industry.

Kody Nash, Product Specialist

A UAA graduate, Kody joined MTA as an intern before becoming a member of the Product Management team. Now the lead for totalWiFi, MTA’s managed router service, he continues to research and develop improvements to our Internet service. His drive to serve extends beyond product management and includes volunteering in the community, which earned him the MTA Community Service Award in 2020.

Zak Wolf, Product Specialist

A Mat-Su Career & Technical High School graduate, Zak has grown with MTA from tech support to product management. He led the development and launch of the innovative MTA Shield with our partner F-Secure in 2019. This suite of three apps work in conjunction to provide MTA members total device protection and put them in control of their WiFi. Zak helps inspire the next generation of product developers with demonstrations at local schools and technology events for Alaskan students. 

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Send us an email at mtamarketing@mtasolutions.com

Bench Cable & Stream the Big Game!

Don’t let cable throw you an interception! Be the champion and stream the game. Find out why bandwidth is the MVP.

This showcase will give you the play-by-play for Streaming 101, including how it works, internet bandwidth for streaming, live TV options, and more.

GIVEAWAY

Huddle up because we’re making the switch to streaming even easier for you! When you attend this virtual showcase, you have the chance to win a Roku Smart LED TV – now that’s what we call a touchdown! Terms and conditions apply.

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Fight For The Spotlight

MTA and Peak 2 Peak Alaska are looking for Alaska’s top talent! Now it’s your turn to choose who will be walking away with the title of Top Contender in The Fight for the Spotlight. Be sure to vote for your favorite so they can rise to the top!

Each category will have a $500 first prize, $250 second prize, and $100 third prize.

A portion of the $20 entry fee goes to support the MTA Foundation.

MTA Gaming | 2020 Gaming Tournament

Nothing can stop our annual MTA Gaming Tournament, the largest esports event in Alaska! This year’s edition of the fast-growing event will feature more games, competition, community partners and special guest, Gordon Hayward from the Boston Celtics.

Gordon Hayward 2020 Guest

Special Guest Gordon Hayward

A while back, we teased the appearance of a special guest at our 2020 Virtual Gaming Tournament. As this year’s tournament nears, we’re excited to finally introduce you to this year’s special guest: NBA superstar and longtime esports enthusiast Gordon Hayward! Learn more. 

Thank You, Sponsors!

 Thank you to our incredible sponsors! 100% of all sponsorship donations go towards the MTA Foundation charitable contribution fund. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here to let us know.

SLIDER

Brackets & Registration

The tournament will be held virtually to keep all participants safe and we’re spreading the fun out over three days:

Friday, November 6: Valorant (PC) – Presented by Ciena

Saturday, November 7: Smash Bros. Ultimate (Youth/MSBSD/Full)

Sunday, November 8: Tekken 7 (PC)

Gaming brackets for all skill levels are available. Registration is open and FREE for all three days, so select a bracket below to sign up now!

Prizes

In addition to the fun of playing and connecting with fellow gamers, we’ve got some great prizes! The first 100 gamers who register will automatically be entered to win a RESPAWN Gaming Mouse Pad Table and there will be prizes for the top players of each bracket of gaming. Prizes for the Youth and MSBSD Ultimate Smash Bros. brackets to be announced.

Valorant (per team)
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: 100
3rd Place: $50

Smash Bros Ultimate (Full Bracket)
1st Place: $250
2nd Place: 100
3rd Place: $50

Tekken 7
1st Place: $250
2nd Place: 100
3rd Place: $50

There will also be prize packages given away throughout the tournament via random drawings.  Watch for details on those soon!

Get Ready to Play!

After you’ve registered to participate check out these great resources to connect with fellow gamers and learn how to navigate the virtual tournament.

Never attended an online tournament? Our video tutorial details what you need to know.

Connect with other Alaskan gamers on Discord and discover the local gaming community.

Make sure friends and family are ready to watch you compete with the live-stream on Twitch.