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Community Workshop | Native Village of Eklutna

Save the Date | Community Workshop

A free workshop for the Native Village of Eklutna membership on internet access and affordability programs.

MTA is proud to host events that promote digital equity across our service areas, so we can all move closer to our common goal:  that all people have affordable access and use of the internet and the tools they need to use it. 

Details:

  • Wednesday, October 12
  • 1:00PM – 4:00PM
  • NVE Tribal Health Clinic Conference Room
  • Door Prizes and Refreshments will be Provided
  • Workshop to Take Place During Food Bank Pick-Up Time

You’ll Learn About:

  • The NVE Community Garden
  • Restoring the Eklutna River Project
  • How to Sign Up for MTA Internet
  • How to Sign Up for Internet Affordability Programs

*Note – This event is limited to tribal members only. Please check back for future showcases open to the public.

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Digital Inclusion – Affordable Broadband Assistance

Join us in person at our Shoppes at our Sun Mountain location or via Zoom for this FREE showcase on digital inclusion and affordable broadband access.

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What to Expect

Internet is more critical now than ever before.  Providing more than just access to entertainment, news, and information; fast, affordable broadband service enables remote work, distance education, and the means to life-changing telemedicine. The effort to bridge the digital divide and provide the necessary subsidies for rural households to adopt broadband is evident by the availability of several broadband affordability programs. MTA recognizes that digital empowerment and inclusion mean access to both internet and skills training.

MTA is proud to host events that promote digital equity across our service areas, so we can all move closer to our common goal:  that all people have affordable access and use of the internet and the tools they need to use it. 

You will learn about:

  • Affordable Connectivity Program
  • MTA/MSBSD Low Income Student Broadband Program
  • Education Unlimited
  • Lifeline Broadband Discount
  • MTA’S Senior Broadband Discount
  • MTA’s Military Broadband Discount

Registration and Attendance Details

  • Attend in person at our Shoppes at Sun Mountain location or virtually via Zoom
  • Refreshments will be served
  • Register by completing the form below.

PRESENTERS:

Jonathan Babbitt, VP of Consumer Markets

Jessica Gilbert, PR Manager

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Cyber-Savvy Showcase

Join us in person at our Shoppes at Sun Mountain location or via Zoom for this FREE showcase! Led by our tech experts, this event will be full of tips and best practices to help you feel cyber-savvy and establish a worry-free connected life at home.

Event Details

Managing your home network safely has never been harder.  The proliferation of connected, smart home devices and expanding attack environments only add to the challenges.  Even the most sophisticated homeowner can feel overwhelmed.  Digital technology is not simply a convenience, but your lifeline to the outside world.  It’s time to gain control of your personalized cybersecurity plan. 

Registration and Attendance Details

  • Attend in person at our Shoppes at Sun Mountain location or virtually via Zoom
  • Refreshments will be served
  • Complete the form below to register.

What to Expect

 MTA experts will help you:

  • Secure your home’s entire WiFi network
  • Ensure safe browsing at home and on the go
  • Develop a plan to prevent identity theft

PRESENTERS:

Kody Nash, Product Specialist

Zak Wolf, Product Specialist

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2022 Election and Annual Meeting

2022 Membership Meeting

Participate in your local technology co-op by attending the Annual Membership meeting on June 1 at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be held both in-person and virtually. Registration is required in advance to attend virtually.

Two ways to participate: In-person attendance will be at the MTA Turf Arena at the Curtis Menard Sports Center in Wasilla, or you can virtually attend on Zoom. A registration link for members who want to attend virtually will be available on our website in early May. Registration is required to attend virtually.    

Onsite member registration: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. In-person voting will be available at the meeting. No food or drink will be available at this meeting.

Learn more here.

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MTA Esports – Spring Valorant Showdown

MTA Gaming Spring Valorant Showdown

We are excited to invite the Alaska Gaming Community to join us for an all-out Valorant showdown.

Eight teams from across the state will battle it out to claim the title of Alaska’s #1 Valorant Team. A $1000 prize pool is up for grabs:
1st Place Team – $625
2nd Place Team – $250
3rd Place Team – $125

May 21 and 22 Check-in @ 11 am AKST on the MTA Gaming Live Discord. Games start at 12 pm.

Register your team at: https://bit.ly/3KQhl9f

ALL PLAYERS MUST REGISTER WITH MTA BY COMPLETEING THE FOLLOWING FORM. THIS IS AN ADDITION TO THE BOOM.TV REGISTRATION. https://bit.ly/3kyTKz1

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MTA Gaming Virtual Tournament

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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.

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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

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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