The RCA is deeply saddened by the untimely loss of Dana Tindall from the business community of Alaska.  Ms. Tindall was for many years an advocate for competitive, reasonably-priced long distance and local telephone service.  Ms. Tindall was dedicated to improving the quality of telephone service to citizens in every corner of the state.    She was a constant and helpful presence appearing before the commission in numerous regulatory proceedings.  Her zealous advocacy for both her employer and for the Alaska consumer will be hard to replace.  She worked with all who shared her vision - whether they were national policy makers, state officials, regulators, or those desiring to simply place a call to a family member in the same remote village.  Ms. Tindall epitomized the very best of what it means to be an Alaskan.  She will be deeply missed.

Date Issued: 8/16/2010