GCI and Alaska Communications create AWN

GCI and Alaska Communications form The Alaska Wireless Network, LLC.

GCI and Alaska Communications have agreed to contribute their mobile assets to a new jointly-owned limited liability company, The Alaska Wireless Network, LLC (“AWN”).  The contributed assets include:

  • All cellular, PCS, and AWS radio spectrum licenses.
  • GCI’s HSPA+/GSM/EDGE, CDMA/EVDO, and Wi-Fi networks and Alaska Communications’ CDMA/EVDO and LTE (currently in deployment) networks.  All wireless towers, radios/antennas, backhaul/transport facilities, and voice/data cores are included.
  • All fiber backhaul and transport facilities necessary to support expansion of the contributed networks and to provide wholesale roaming and backhaul/transport services to other wireless carriers.