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Old ASTCA building in Fagatogo with debris from demolition
As of yesterday morning, this photo shows the status of the old communications building in Fagatogo that was once the main office of the American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority. A crew was seen at the site Monday afternoon starting to take down the building as directed by Gov. Lolo Matalasi...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Lolo Administration’s move to merge the Office of Public Information (KVZK-TV) with American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority (ASTCA) is “being advanced at this time,” according to the Governor’s executive assistant Iulogologo Joseph Pereira, who is also the ASTCA...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASTCA services on Ofu and Olosega were stabilized on April 16, following several days when ASTCA services were not working properly. At the present time, landline phone services are working properly and reliably. Broadband internet, mobile voice services (VoLTE), and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —ASTCA services to Ofu and Olosega islands were restored Tuesday after a 10-day outage caused by two unrelated breaks to two different submarine fiber optic cables. ASTCA anticipates no further outages, but there is more work needed to fully stabilize service to Ofu/...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  ASTCA crews have confirmed that the submarine fiber optic cable connecting Tutuila and Ofu has been literally broken, near Auasi. It will take time and money to fix that cable break, which happened during extraordinary rough seas about two weeks ago. Normally, ASTCA can...
ASTCA chief executive officer Lewis Wolman
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority’s current chief executive officer, Lewis Wolman is not renewing his contract and plans to move to the mainland to be close to his family, says ASTCA board chairman Iulogologo Joseph Pereira. Wolman, former publisher and owner...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In his State of the Territory Address, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga provided for the Fono a summary update on the progress of local telecommunications development in the territory, saying “positive effect was experienced” in FY 2019, after the July 2019 launch of the...
ASTCA CEO Wolman holds up for cabinet members one of the new ASTCA mobile phones
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has appointed two members to the American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority board of directors. The appointees are Dr. Tupulua “Bone” Ta’ase, who is program director of Network and Systems for the local Department of Education, and business man...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASTCA services were not affected by ASPA’s November 17 power outage. Unfortunately, customers without battery back-up or generators were unable to use their land-line (dial-tone) telephones and broadband internet. Mobile customers were not affected, except in the village...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority (ASTCA) has a new “prefix” — the first three numbers of either a landline or cell phone — which is “782” for its cellular phone service, and it was introduced last month, as the ASG-owned telecom provider launched a new...

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