About Us

Although we are telecommunications infrastructure specialists, nearly half our work falls outside that sector. Don’t let the “telecom” in our name fool you – if you need it, we can design, permit, build and operationalize it.

About Us

Although we are telecommunications infrastructure specialists, nearly half our work falls outside that sector. Don’t let the “telecom” in our name fool you – if you need it, we can design, permit, build and operationalize it.

telecommunications infrastructure solutions
New Horizons Telecom Inc., Palmer, Alaska

Our Story

From humble beginnings...

In 1978, John Stuart Lee started a small family business out of his single engine airplane in remote Alaska. He had a singular mission of bringing unprecedented telecommunications capabilities to rural Alaska. Four decades later, New Horizons Telecom has dramatically evolved and grown into a major infrastructure provider for the entire state. A veteran owned enterprise, New Horizons is not only a job-creator, but a significant employer for the technology sector in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. New Horizons enjoys unparalleled customer and employee relationships, underscored by its long history of repeat business as well as record high employee retention and second generation hiring.

Chief Executive Officer, Leighton Lee, whose parents started New Horizons over forty years ago, has spearheaded the growth of the business into the 21st century, building upon its legacy core competencies in telecommunications and infrastructure, into new, cutting-edge verticals, in one of the harshest environments on Earth.

“As technology solutions continue to evolve, so must the infrastructure designed to support, connect and integrate them. We are supporting tomorrow’s technology today - in Alaska and beyond.”

 -Leighton Lee, CEO

WHY NEW HORIZONS?

"Communication systems are typically the most complex element of new project builds – we have the expertise to help you design for the future, ensuring long-term sustainability and value."

"We understand where things typically go wrong. We plan for and mitigate the risk accordingly, saving you TIME, COST OVERRUNS and REPUTATIONAL IMPACT."

Risk management, Telecommunications Construction and Engineering Solutions, Alaska

Expertise & Transparency

Our core competencies have evolved through the successful delivery of thousands of projects, many within some of the harshest and most remote environments in the state. Our turn-key approach ensures that potential gaps are bridged from the start, and project risks are identified and mitigated early. With more than 100 years of experience across our core team in Engineering, Construction and Program Management, you get the best possible team available in Alaska.

Building in remote Alaska is not easy. Short construction seasons, limited accessibility and unpredictable conditions can wreak havoc on your project. Our forty years in the business has taught us the critical path items in the planning, design, and permitting phases, and we have a deep understanding of how to overcome challenges with logistics. True project value is defined by successful delivery of the end product – not necessarily lowest price. However, ensuring that your contractor has the deep expertise that comes from the successful completion of thousands of projects means risk mitigation that will have a tangible effect on the bottom line cost of your project.

We have transported equipment to and from almost every remote region in Alaska including mountaintops and remote islands. Our vendor relationships go way back, and we continue to protect and cultivate those connections to ensure that we can continue to provide our clients with the best in personnel transport and shipping options, including barge, air, helicopter and trucking. We also provide full purchasing, expediting and staging for all projects as part of our logistics services, including insurance on customer-owned property.

Scalability & Integration

Our project range includes small office upgrades to multi-year design and construct networks valued in the hundreds of millions. We began as a telecommunication infrastructure support provider and we built construction, permitting and environmental competencies specifically to support the changing needs of our clients and the desire to offer best-in-class turnkey solutions. Communication systems are typically the most complex element of new project builds – we have the expertise to help you design for the future, ensuring long-term sustainability and value.

No matter what stage your project is in, we have the capabilities to support your next step. Rapid advancements in the telecommunications technology area has resulted in services that most take for granted. We have the expertise to deal with the complexities of your communication and data needs so that your project is designed around the most critical operational element. Evolving technology also means that equipment becomes obsolete fast, so we can also help you optimize the systems you currently have and help you determine what and how to upgrade when your business needs require it.

Our goal is to provide turnkey solutions that provide best-in-class quality, innovation and overall value to support our clients’ immediate needs while providing function and flexibility into the future. We deliver the highest possible value on time and on budget – that policy is underpinned by our ISO 9001:2015 compliant Quality Management System.

Balancing the need for speed with a sustainable and thoughtful approach.

telecommunications infrastructure solutions
Telecommunications Construction and Engineering Solutions, Alaska

Corporate Headquarters:
901 Cope Industrial Way Palmer, AK 99645


907.761.6000 Phone
907.761.6001 Fax
877.761.6003 Toll Free

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