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2014-02-04 12:25:31

GERMANTOWN, Md., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is providing broadband satellite Internet access to a dog sled race that takes "mushers" through 1,000 miles of some of the most remote territory in Alaska and Canada. Reliable Internet access enables the race staff to stay in touch with mushers (racers) by email and VoIP calls and get them aid quickly in an emergency. Journalists covering the race also are using the Hughes service to file stories and...

2012-02-01 20:10:00

Satworx to Provide Yukon Quest Dog Race, Alaska with Satellite Communication Infrastructure Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 In situations when everyday communications won´t work, Satworx will. Satworx, a global provider of satellite telephone equipment and services for extreme communication and disaster preparedness, has teamed up with Yukon Quest to provide the 1,000 mile Alaskan dog race event with a communication solution. Satworx-backed services will be the safety net...

2006-08-05 23:40:23

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Susan Butcher, four-time winner of the grueling Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, died on Saturday of cancer. She was 51. Butcher was not the first woman to win the Iditarod, but she dominated the 1,150-mile sled dog race from Anchorage to Nome during the 1980s and early 1990s. She was one of the world's most celebrated female athletes and inspired a popular slogan: "Alaska - Where Men are Men and Women Win the Iditarod." Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, a family...

2006-02-13 23:09:19

CENTRAL, Alaska (Reuters) - Military aircraft rescued five racers and their dog teams on Monday after they were trapped in a mountain blizzard during the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. Teams competing in the 1,000-mile (1,600-km) Yukon Quest from Fairbanks, Alaska to Whitehorse, Yukon were attempting to cross Eagle Summit northeast of Fairbanks when a blizzard struck late on Sunday. "Once you were up there, there was no going back. It was like being a sandstorm. The snow...

2006-02-13 23:07:57

CENTRAL, Alaska (Reuters) - Military aircraft rescued two people on Monday and planned to airlift two other competitors who had been trapped in a mountain blizzard during the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. Teams competing in the 1,000-mile (1,600-km) Yukon Quest from Fairbanks, Alaska to Whitehorse, Yukon were attempting to cross Eagle Summit northeast of Fairbanks when a blizzard struck late on Sunday. "Once you were up there, there was no going back it was like being a...


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