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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two weeks after Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga delivered his State of the Territory Address before a joint session of the Fono, several members of the community — as well as some residing off-island, have queried Samoa News about whether the governor has mentioned issues with...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Despite COVID travel restrictions in the territory, Ericsson North American and American the Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA) restored the vital Manu’a connection to the Tutuila and the rest of the world with an extremely long microwave backhaul link. Over...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Govn’t owned American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority (ASTCA) — after a long hietas, has finally named a new chief executive officer (CEO). As the former acting CEO, Chuck Leota is expected to assume the position immediately. In a press release issued by the Governor’...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA) is reporting “a positive trajectory in all aspects of the operating activities for FY 2021” — despite reporting a loss of more than a $1 million in its 1st Quarter Budget Performance Report. Its Status and Strategic...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority (ASTCA) acting Chief Executive Officer, Chuck Leota told lawmakers that the government owned telecom, currently doesn’t have a “back-up” system, in case of problems or disruption to the Hawaiki undersea fiber optic cable,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Senate Communications Committee has tabled — for now —legislation sponsored by Sen. Fai’ivae Iuli Godinet that seeks to establish by law, the American Samoa Telecommunications Corporation Authority (ASTCA), which continues to operate under an executive order issued...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a brief statement yesterday, the American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority explained the partial disruption to its’ LTE mobile service on Aug. 3rd, and that it has been mostly restored. ASTCA said the partial service disruption affected mobile customers for calls...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As of Saturday, July 10th, 2021, ASTCA Engineering teams have made great progress and continue to gradually restore all services. Landline, Broadband, and LTE Mobile Data services have been restored; ASTCA TV is pending. Though the connection in Ta’u is good and stable,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As of July 5th, just over 500 households in American Samoa have enrolled in the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program, administered by the US Federal Communication Commission (FCC), according to FCC public data. The new initiative is to help families and households...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Manu’a is still experiencing a partial outage with Broadband being the only available service, the American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority said in an update to the public released Monday night. “Connection is stable with reduced speeds as reported on our last update...

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