About FairNet

Building Community In the Fairbanks Area


What is FairNet?

FairNet is an electronic community network for Fairbanks, Alaska, and the surrounding area. FairNet provides educational and community information to the public free of charge. People without a computer will be able to access FairNet through public access sites.

The Mission of FairNet

FairNet is intended to "build and strengthen existing communities through shared and integrated information services." This means we live to collaborate, and collaborate to live. We promote computer, and telecommunications literacy, and support access to electronic information for all people.

Where is FairNet Going

FairNet has ceased to exist as a stand alone entity. The web site and its services to the community will continue as a part of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Library.

The History of FairNet

In mid 1994, the Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Library, the UAF Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, KUAC Public Radio, and the United Way Volunteer Action Center collaborated to create FairNet with a grant received from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Between 1994 and 2003, FairNet operated as a stand alone corporation, providing education, training, and Internet access to the residents of Interior Alaska.

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