Greg Kim is a news reporter for KYUK. In his past life, he worked as a software engineer in Seattle, WA. He visited Bethel in 2019 for the Kuskokwim 300, and decided he wanted to tell the stories of the people in the Yukon-Kuskokiwm Delta.
Many people in rural areas couldn't migrate their lives online when the pandemic hit because they lacked fast internet. Tribes in Alaska are now using new federal funding to install broadband.
Life in one area of rural Alaska will change when the community gets broadband internet service later this month.
As climate change eroded the village of Newtok, its residents started making plans to move it. Many years and millions of dollars later, they are beginning the process of relocating across the river.