You’ve got a great team behind you.
Just like you, we’re heavily invested in Alaska.
And just like you, our numbers carry a lot of weight: over the last decade, we’ve invested $2.5 billion in Alaska and continue to build out the most robust, statewide infrastructure, which ties in nicely with our state-of-the-art Data Center. Enterprise-sized or not, GCI always delivers on increased capacity, enhanced security, adaptability and outstanding value.
Read about how we partnered with Jack White Real Estate.
|Internet / Data||Business Classic: High-speed Internet
Business Premium: Dedicated Internet
Private Network: Advantage IP
|Local Telephone||Business Lines
|Phone Systems||Cisco Unified Communications Manager|
|Mobility||Voice and Data
Custom Bulk Packages for 51+ Devices
|Long Distance||Everywhere for Business;
We’ll partner with your business to design and install fully customized, multisite and multi-state networks with total security and scalability. Our Networks provide industry-leading design, configuration and maintenance of your Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN) and Voice services with a roster of experienced engineers and technicians.
Our high-speed Metro Ethernet will seamlessly transport your Ethernet data between most metropolitan locations, while our AdvantageIP serves up a one-of-a-kind, secure IP network designed to support a variety of bandwidth-intensive applications. We own our fiber network end-to-end, so it’s easy for us to integrate your Multiprotocol Label Switching, or MPLS and Metro Ethernet connection to emulate your VPN as closely as possible. We also offer Ethernet over our MPLS network, which combines the benefits of intelligent routing with the advantages of guaranteed bandwidth and high availability. No matter the network, you’ll gain peace of mind knowing it’s being proactively managed by our state-of-the-art, 24/7/365 Customer Network Control Center (CNCC), also located in Alaska.
When it comes to mobile and data integration, our Cisco Unified Communications phone systems let you and your employees communicate from anywhere, using any device, on any network—all in a cost-effective, reliable, and secure manner. We also offer custom bulk voice and data Wireless plans and devices on the largest wireless network in the State of Alaska. Our Communications Network map highlights our extensive and extensive owned and operated fiber optic network in Alaska—plus GCI owned and operated fiber to Lower 48.
- Northrim Bank
Northrim Bank strives to be Alaska’s most trusted financial institution. In order to truly meet that goal, they needed to enhance the performance, reliability, scalability and security of their network.
In 2009, Northrim asked its then-provider—in conjunction with GCI—to design and quote a solution to replace its legacy network. From the get-go, the contrast between providers was obvious.
The project scope was complex and ambitious: in less than a year, GCI helped Northrim replace its old copper-based, frame-relay circuits with a VPLS Network running over high-speed, low-latency fiber. As with all technically intricate projects, there were unforeseen challenges—things like size limitations, facilities, permitting and licensing – yet GCI efficiently worked through each obstacle to execute a flawless implementation.
Near the end of the network upgrade, Northrim faced a new challenge: they needed to upgrade their aging Local Area Network (LAN) and servers. However, their corporate office’s existing data center facility had insufficient power, physical security and space. When GCI caught wind, a creative and cost-effective hosting solution was proposed. Four months later, during a ten-hour maintenance window on a Saturday night, Northrim migrated their primary data center into GCI’s co-located Data Center. The next morning, all systems were fast and stable. The migration was hiccup-free for both bank customers and employees.
Since 2010, Northrim Bank has been happily running across GCI’s network from Fairbanks to Bellevue, Wash., as well as out of their co-located Data Center in Anchorage and our Data Center in Fairbanks. Northrim has seamlessly weathered hundreds of major network outages, thanks to GCI’s well-designed network—including the corporate office losing power due to a “perfect storm” of events in 2012.
GCI’s business solutions were timelier, cost-effective and better tailored to the bank’s needs.
For GCI, there’s no challenge too big or too small.
- Jack White Real Estate
A growing company needs a phone system that can grow with it. And Jack White Real Estate was expanding quickly and didn’t have the phone systems in place to support their needs.Because GCI had helped Jack White consolidate three locations into one several years ago, we were their first choice. We stepped in to install a Cisco Call Manager phone system, Unity Voice over IP (VoIP), data switches, data routers, Business Premium Internet, Voice Lines and Long Distance—all within a month. In fact, the entire system was up and running by the time Prudential was ready to move. Throughout the years, we’ve also provided data engineering, administration and help desk services to assist our client with personnel transitions.In a fast-paced era where clients are increasingly tech-savvy, GCI made sure our client was at the top of their game. “In my experience, you get the best in the business to partner with. And GCI Commercial has been a great partner for us,” confessed owner Naomi Louvier. We’re proud to support Jack White in accomplishing all of their business objectives.