Company History

anchorage alaskaFutaris was built on a strong foundation of telecommunications industry knowledge and the desire to help all sizes and types of organizations throughout the nation have access to the latest communications technologies and services.

Since 1981, Alaska Telecom, Inc. (ATI) has provided communication solutions to clients in some of the world’s most remote locations and harshest environments, both on land and sea.  ATI was originally founded to provide communications in the remote Alaska Oil Patch. ATI provided integrated voice and data communication services to oil exploration companies in search of new oil deposits both on shore and offshore.  During that time, Alaska Telecom, Inc. developed expertise in satellite communications, terrestrial microwave, conventional and trunked VHF/UHF/HF radio systems, communication towers and shelters, and power generation.  Leveraging its expertise, ATI expanded to other remote regions of the world and provided services in over fifteen countries worldwide.

Alaska Telecom, Inc. acquired atContact in 2011, a leading enterprise and federal contractor providing fully managed satellite communication networks worldwide. atContact was founded in 1997 to service the demand for high-speed data, audio, and video communication in unserved and underserved regions of the globe. atContact delivers innovative broadcast, transport, and IP connectivity solutions to rural customers in the United States, Canada, Alaska and Antarctica.

In 2008, our parent company, Calista Corporation, acquired Alaska Telecom, Inc.  As part of the acquisition, Calista Corporation brought Alaska Telecom, Inc and atContact together to form what is known today as Futaris.  Futaris is committed to honoring Calista Corporation’s tradition of providing services to areas that continually meet challenges, such as access limitations and economic difficulties.