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Measured Telephone Services (SATS Long Distance)

This service refers to interstate and intrastate long distance phone calls made on both state and leased private carrier lines. Access is provided to those customers subscribing to ETS's basic telephone service. Measured service is available between Juneau, Anchorage and Fairbanks. This service is provided via leased lines from a common carrier between Juneau to Anchorage and state-owned microwave(SATS) between Anchorage and Fairbanks. Charges are based on the number of minutes per call and are billed monthly. Rates are based on anticipated ETS costs and statewide volume for the fiscal year. ETS costs consist of a prorated portion of the microwave facilities between Anchorage and Fairbanks, leased line service between Anchorage and Juneau, and personnel services.

Measured service is also referred to as "On Net" (using state managed and billed facilities). Long distance communications provided and billed directly by private carriers is referred to as "Off Net".

Annual Minutes - 6,051,324

Two-Way and other Radio (SATS)

Two-way radios are extensively used throughout the State to support public safety, law enforcement, correctional industries, natural resource management, operating public facilities and delivering emergency medical service. Costs include mobile, portable, base and repeater stations. Rates are based on circuits, space and power. A fee is charged for a dedicated circuit (9.6kb) used exclusively by an agency to carry two-way radio traffic between communication facilities. Space and power rates are the lease cost for the space and power needed to provide facilities for customer-owned equipment. Purchase prices for customer equipment include benchwork, programming and requisition fees. Dedicated circuits are used to carry radio traffic across broad geographic areas. FCC licensing includes frequency coordination for marine, land, and auxiliary television broadcast stations. Customers request radio maintenance and are billed on a monthly basis for the time and materials necessary to complete the request. Billing for travel, meals and incidental expenses are based on current administration and personnel costs.

  • Radio Count - 9,764
  • Circuit Count - 244
  • Space & Power EquipmentCount - 240