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GCI launches up to 250 Mbps broadband speeds in Kenai and Soldotna

October 14, 2014

GCI is continuing its quest to re:DEFINE broadband in Alaska by upgrading its re:D service to up to 250 megabits-per-second download speeds (Mbps) and 10 Mbps upload speeds for customers in Kenai and Soldotna, making this the fastest broadband service available in the market.   Read more »

GCI Brings Popular TiVo Service to Kotzebue

October 13, 2014

GCI TV powered by TiVo is now available to customers in Kotzebue. Experience entertainment everywhere with GCI TV powered by TiVo.   Read more »

GCI offers iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus in Alaska

October 10, 2014

GCI now offers iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, allowing customers to connect with the latest devices on Alaska’s largest network.  Read more »

GCI Announces Plans To Bring 1-gigabit Fiber re:D Broadband Service To Fairbanks

October 5, 2014

GCI announced that, as part of its quest to re:DEFINE broadband in Alaska, it will be bringing fiber re:D broadband to Fairbanks before the end of 2016.   Read more »

GCI Now Offering NFL Network and NFL RedZone with GCI GO

October 1, 2014

GCI recently added NFL Network and NFL RedZone to GCI GO, letting customers watch both networks when they are away from home.  Read more »

GCI hosts free event for local community with Tech Quest scavenger hunt downtown

September 17, 2014

GCI is excited to bring the Tech Quest scavenger hunt to downtown Fairbanks from 1 – 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5.  Read more »

GCI announces plans to bring 1-gigabit fiber re:D broadband service to Juneau

September 27, 2014

GCI announced that, as part of its quest to re:DEFINE broadband in Alaska, it will be bringing fiber re:D broadband to Juneau before the end of 2016.   Read more »

GCI Brings Popular TiVo Service to Bethel

September 25, 2014

GCI TV powered by TiVo is now available to customers in Bethel. With TiVo, GCI customers can now access entertainment and social content on their TV and mobile devices.  Read more »

GCI First In Nation To Launch LTE Roaming With A National Domestic Operator

September 18, 2014

General Communication, Inc.’s (GCI, NASDAQ: GNMCA) LTE wireless network just got bigger thanks to a launch with a national wireless operator, providing for the nation’s first LTE roaming partnership.  Read more »

GCI Joins ATVA

September 18, 2014

Concerned with the pace of rising fees being sought by broadcasters, General Communication, Inc. (GCI, NASDAQ:GNCMA) has joined the American Television Alliance to work for retransmission consent reform.  Read more »

GCI Hosts Free Event For Local Community With Tech Quest Scavenger Hunt Downtown

September 16, 2014

GCI is excited to bring the Tech Quest scavenger hunt to downtown Juneau from 1 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27.   Read more »

GCI Operates Fastest Wireless Data Network in Juneau

September 10, 2014

A recent independent test of GCI’s (NASDAQ: GNCMA) wireless data network service in Juneau shows the company is outperforming competitors in several key areas, including 4G LTE download speeds.   Read more »

GCI Makes Fast Even Faster With Launch of 250 Mbps Broadband Speeds

September 10, 2014

GCI is continuing its quest to re:DEFINE broadband in Alaska by upgrading its re:D service to up to 250 megabits-per-second download speeds (Mbps) and 10 megabits-per-second upload speeds.  Read more »

GCI reveals exclusive technology sponsorship, expands partnership with University of Alaska Anchorage

August 23, 2014

GCI revealed that it will be the official technology partner at the new Alaska Airlines Center, expanding the company’s support for the University of Alaska Anchorage and its athletics department. The sponsorship provides the infrastructure to ensure that technology, including cellular and wireless accessibility, in the new state-of-the-art facility is seamless.  Read more »

GCI reaches multi-year deal with Disney networks

August 25, 2014

Alaska’s largest cable provider, General Communication, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNCMA), reached a seven-year agreement with Disney networks, a lineup that includes ESPN and ABC Family channels.  Read more »

GCI brings first-ever mobile data service to Yakutat, launches 2G/Edge

August 19, 2014

For the first time, mobile data service is available in Yakutat thanks to GCI, which launched new wireless service in Yakutat on Aug. 15. This new service includes voice coverage and for the first time 2G/Edge data speeds.  Read more »

GCI sponsors Alaska’s first pink fire engine to support cancer awareness

August 15, 2014

GCI announced its sponsorship of the Anchorage Fire Department’s first pink fire engine, unveiled today at Anchorage Fire Training Campus. Once a traditional red fire engine in rotation, the new and improved engine underwent a facelift this month, transformed to a bright pink in honor of breast cancer awareness and adorned with awareness ribbons representing all types of cancer.  Read more »

GCI hosts Tech Quest scavenger hunt, expands partnership with UAA

August 7, 2014

GCI will announce a new partnership with the University of Alaska Anchorage at a campus-wide scavenger hunt from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, with prizes ranging from smartphones and tablets to 10 round-trip Alaska Airlines tickets and even a brand new Volkswagen Beetle provided by Kendall Volkswagen of Anchorage. The GCI Tech Quest is free to community members of all ages.  Read more »

Denali Media Holdings Closes Purchase of Three CBS Affiliates in Southeast Alaska

July 28, 2014

General Communication Inc. (“GCI”)(NASDAQ:GNCMA) announced today (July 29, 2014) the closing of the transaction between GCI’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Denali Media Holdings, and Ketchikan TV, of Evergreen, Colo.  Read more »

GCI Speed Tour Features Alaska Olympians And Athletes

July 14, 2014

GCI is launching a series of family-friendly outdoor activities at local parks along with the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center this month. The Speed Tour, presented by GCI and APU, kicks off at Hollis Henrich Park in Cordova on Tuesday, July 22 at noon.  Read more »

Golfers Raise Money for GCI Alaska Academic Decathlon Scholarships

July 11, 2014

Golfers will take to the green Wednesday in GCI’s largest charity fundraising event of the year.  Read more »

GCI brings TV, Internet and Mobile services together for Alaskans with the Epic Offer

July 14, 2014

GCI announced its Epic Offer, giving customers throughout Alaska a chance to get TV, Internet and Mobile services, all for less than $110 per month for a limited time.  Read more »

GCI Sponsors, Leads Parade at Annual Bear Paw Festival

July 10, 2014

GCI will sponsor the Bear Paw Grand Parade in Eagle River, for the second year in a row. Dozens of employees and their families will represent GCI and walk in the parade. The Bear Paw festival takes place in downtown Eagle River July 9 – 13, with the parade being held on Saturday, July 12.  Read more »

GCI Now Offers FOX Network, BTN2GO, MTV, VH1 and Spike with GCI GO

July 7, 2014

As part of its ongoing commitment to provide Alaskans with the most innovative entertainment experience, GCI recently added BTN2GO, MTV, VH1, Fox and Spike TV channels to GCI GO, which now offers more than 50 networks.  Read more »

GCI Celebrates Launch of 3G in Bethel With Customer Appreciation Event

June 9, 2014

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – GCI is hosting a customer appreciation event in Bethel to celebrate the arrival of 3G mobile data speeds. One of the day’s highlights will be the 6,000 McDonald’s cheeseburgers flown in specifically for this event, enough to share with the entire community. The event, which is free to the public, will be  Read more »

GCI Becomes One of Only Five Providers in U.S. to Offer Netflix on TiVo

June 2, 2014

GCI announced today that it will add Netflix as an app through GCI TV powered by TiVo. All GCI TiVo customers across Alaska will now be able to access their Netflix accounts through this platform at no additional cost. GCI is one of only five providers out of nearly 1,000 across the U.S. to offer its customers this convenient entertainment option.  Read more »

GCI celebrates Dillingham store opening

May 22, 2014

To celebrate the opening, GCI is hosting an open house, featuring a free community BBQ with hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks and refreshments on Friday, May 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 414 2nd Ave. in Dillingham, Alaska.  Read more »

GCI Launches 4G LTE in Fairbanks

May 15, 2014

GCI is bringing faster wireless data speeds to customers in Fairbanks by upgrading its cell sites to 4G LTE speeds. Customers who already have LTE capable smartphones will automatically receive benefits of the upgraded network at no additional cost.  Read more »

Perfect School Attendance Jumps 104% During Inaugural “Drive for Perfect Attendance” Program

May 9, 2014

The inaugural “Drive for Perfect Attendance” program finished out a stellar year by awarding a brand new Jeep Patriot to one high school student with perfect attendance, and 50,000 Alaska Airlines Miles each to four runners up...  Read more »

GCI doubles Internet service speeds, re:DEFINES broadband in Juneau

May 13, 2014

GCI has doubled re:D broadband’s top speed from 100 Mbps to 200 Mbps in Juneau, where customers of GCI re:D, Alaska’s premier Internet product, will experience this speed increase immediately at no additional cost.   Read more »

GCI Increases Data Speeds in Bethel

May 8, 2014

General Communication, Inc. (“GCI”)(NASDAQ:GNCMA) expanded 3G wireless services to Bethel with recent cell tower upgrades completed by Alaska Wireless Network. Extended coverage to nine nearby villages is expected later this year. GCI successfully secured $2.2 million in funding for the project from the Federal Communications Commission.  Read more »

GCI Video on Demand Now Available in Homer, Seward, Valdez

May 5, 2014

Today GCI launched Video on Demand service in Homer, Valdez and Seward. With these launches, Video on Demand is available in 95 percent of the markets where GCI TV service is available.  Read more »

GCI brings 200 Megabits-per-second Internet service to customers in Kenai and Soldotna with re:D

April 16, 2014

GCI’s re:D service will now be available to subscribers in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Palmer, Sitka, Soldotna and Wasilla. GCI re:D broadband rates for consumers start at $174.99 per month.  Read more »

GCI brings 200 Megabits-per-second Internet service to customers in Sitka with re:D

April 16, 2014

GCI’s re:D service will now be available to subscribers in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Palmer, Sitka, Soldotna and Wasilla. GCI re:D broadband rates for consumers start at $174.99 per month.  Read more »

GCI Brings Highly Anticipated TiVo Service and G-Series Plans to Seven Additional Alaska Communities

April 3, 2014

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – GCI TV powered by TiVo and GCI’s new G-Series plans are now available to seven new Alaska communities, including Sitka, Homer, Seward, Petersburg, Wrangell, Cordova and Valdez. “TiVo is an exciting, interactive entertainment and communication tool, and GCI is pleased to expand this service to new communities across Alaska,” said GCI Senior  Read more »

GCI continues commitment to exclusive local programming, broadcasts live coverage of ASAA March Madness Alaska Basketball State Championships

March 21, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – GCI will air the Alaska School Activities Association/First National Bank Alaska March Madness state championship games live this Saturday, March 24. Both the 3A and 4A boys and girls games will air live on GCI Channel 1. The schedule for this Saturday’s championship games is: 1:30 p.m., 3A girls 3:30 p.m., 3A  Read more »

GCI Announces Exclusive, Original Coverage of 2014 Arctic Winter Games

March 14, 2014

Anchorage, Alaska – GCI is bringing the 2014 Arctic Winter Games into homes across Alaska as part of its ongoing commitment to provide unique, relevant programming to its customers. GCI will offer exclusive broadcasting of exciting moments from the Arctic Winter Games on GCI Channel 1. Programming will kick off on Sunday, March 16 with  Read more »

GCI Announces Fairbanks, Eagle River Residents As Winners of Trip to Seattle Mariners Spring Training in Phoenix

March 13, 2014

Anchorage, Alaska – In partnership with Alaska Airlines and the Seattle Mariners, GCI has announced two winners, Allison Dahl of Fairbanks and Rick Volk of Eagle River, of a trip for two to Phoenix, Ariz., for the ultimate Mariners spring training experience. “GCI is committed to connecting Alaskans to the things they are most passionate  Read more »

GCI Congratulates Winners of 3A Western Conference Basketball Championship and Cheerleading Competition, Provides Fans A Chance to Catch All the Action

March 11, 2014

Anchorage, Alaska – GCI congratulates the Bethel Regional High School boys basketball team, the Barrow High School girls basketball team and the Kotzebue Middle-High School cheerleading team for big wins during the 3A Western Conference Basketball Championship and cheerleading competition. The events, held March 6 – 8 in Anchorage, were aired live on GCI TV  Read more »


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GCI re:DEFINES Broadband in Alaska, Offers 200 Megabits-Per-Second Service

March 5, 2014

Anchorage, Alaska – Continuing along its path to provide one-gigabit broadband service in Alaska by 2015, GCI announced today that it has increased its existing re:D top speed from 100 Mbps to 200 Mbps, which is highly competitive with the fastest broadband speeds available in the nation. Customers of GCI re:D, the state’s premier Internet  Read more »

GCI “Day on the Mountain” Raises 1,336 Pounds of Food, Sets Multiple Records at Eaglecrest Ski Area

February 27, 2014

Anchorage, Alaska – GCI successfully held its first “Day on the Mountain” at Juneau’s Eaglecrest Ski Area on Feb. 22, 2014, resulting in the donation of 1,336 pounds of canned food for the Southeast Alaska Food Bank in Juneau, as well as record-breaking attendance. GCI’s “Day on the Mountain” celebrated the recent construction of a  Read more »

GCI and Alaska Airlines Send Four Alaskans to Seattle Mariners Spring Training in Phoenix

February 27, 2014

Anchorage, Alaska – GCI has partnered with Alaska Airlines and the Seattle Mariners to send two lucky Alaskans and their guests to Phoenix, Ariz., for the ultimate Mariners spring training experience from March 21 – 23, 2014. “We know Alaskans have a great appreciation for America’s favorite pastime, and many baseball fans in the state  Read more »

GCI celebrates first wireless coverage at Eaglecrest Ski Area with free ski day

February 17, 2014

For the first time ever, skiers and riders can upload selfies, tweet and post their status updates, make calls and text friends from the slopes of Eaglecrest Ski Area near Juneau. GCI recently completed construction of a cell phone tower, making it the first and only wireless carrier with 4G LTE service at Southeast’s winter recreation hotspot. In addition, a number of TurboZone, premium wi-fi hotspots at the ski area provide GCI customers with free high-speed Internet access.  Read more »

GCI announces enhanced Seasonal Suspend Program

February 6, 2014

With GCI’s enriched Seasonal Suspend Program, customers have the luxury of being able to leave Alaska for longer periods of time without having to worry about deactivating their GCI TV service and reactivating it upon their return.   Read more »

KTUU programming returns to rural Alaska communities


GCI is pleased to announce it has reached agreement with the owners of Anchorage-based NBC affiliate KTUU regarding program carriage. Effective February 6, no later than 1p.m, the agreement allows GCI to restore NBC programming to its rural markets.  Read more »

GCI launches no-contract mobile option, discounts plans

February 4, 2014

GCI has introduced a new no-contract option for mobile customers as well as new competitive pricing on data and mobile plans. Starting at only $30 per month, GCI customers can receive three times more data than with AT&T, plus unlimited talk and text.  Read more »

GCI Launches New G-Series Plans

February 3, 2014

GCI customers can now subscribe to G-Series plans that offer highly competitive TV pricing and a chance to receive more TV channels than current Dish Network plans.  Read more »

GCI to sponsor 2014 Open North American Championship Sled Dog Race

January 27, 2014

GCI renewed its title sponsorship of the Open North American Championship Sled Dog Race for the tenth consecutive year. The 2014 GCI Open North American Championship Sled Dog Race, the world’s premier sprint sled dog race, will be held March 21-23 in Fairbanks.  Read more »

Anchorage school attendance continues to improve

January 17, 2014

Attendance results for the Anchorage School District continued to improve through the second quarter of the school year. Compared to the prior year, the number of full-day absences is down 3 percent across all grade levels for the quarter.   Read more »

GCI Doubles Internet Speeds Across Alaska

December 20, 2013

100 Mbps now available in re:D communities Anchorage, Alaska – Following GCI’s announcement to be the first to provide one-gigabit Internet service in Alaska, it has doubled its existing Internet top speed to 100 megabits-per-second. GCI’s re:D customers, its premier Internet product, can experience this speed increase immediately and at a cost savings. Today, GCI’s  Read more »

Gigabit Broadband Coming to Alaska In Anchorage by 2015

December 19, 2013

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – GCI (NASDAQ: GNCMA) today announced plans to deploy Alaska’s first one-gigabit (1,000 megabits-per-second) Internet service, fiber re:D, which will be available in Anchorage by 2015. “Last January, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a national challenge to make gigabit Internet service speeds available in every state by 2015. GCI will meet  Read more »

Denali Media Holdings Purchases CBS Affiliates in Southeast Alaska

December 12, 2013

ANCHORAGE, AK – Denali Media Holdings, a subsidiary of General Communication, Inc. (“GCI”) (NASDAQ:GNCMA) announced today that it has agreed to the purchase of three CBS broadcast stations in Southeast Alaska: KXLJ in Juneau, KTNL in Sitka and KUBD in Ketchikan. Denali Media Holdings will purchase the three CBS affiliates from Ketchikan TV of Evergreen,  Read more »

ASAA signs multi-year media rights deal with GCI

October 11, 2013

The Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA) has announced that GCI has become the official television home of ASAA championships. During the 2013 March Madness Alaska state high school basketball championships, GCI partnered with ASAA to broadcast the eight championship basketball games. Beginning with the 2013 Fall sports season, GCI has the broadcast rights to all  Read more »

GCI brings highly anticipated TiVo® service to Ketchikan

October 15, 2013

Anchorage, Alaska – GCI now has TiVo’s most advanced home television solution available in Ketchikan. “We were the first to launch the latest TiVo interface in North America this summer, and we’re excited to expand the offering to Ketchikan,” said Paul Landes, senior vice president, consumer services. “With this new service, customers can now record  Read more »

GCI brings highly anticipated TiVo® service to Kodiak

October 10, 2013

Anchorage, Alaska – GCI now has TiVo’s most advanced home television solution available in Kodiak. “We were the first to launch the latest TiVo interface in North America this summer, and we’re excited to expand the offering to Kodiak,” said Paul Landes, senior vice president, consumer services. “With this new service, customers can now record  Read more »

GCI brings highly anticipated TiVo® service to Kenai & Soldotna

October 8, 2013

GCI now has TiVo’s most advanced home television solution available in Kenai and Soldotna.   Read more »


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GCI is revolutionizing residential broadband in Fairbanks

October 3, 2013

Anchorage, Alaska – Starting today, GCI customers can begin subscribing to re:D, the fastest residential download (50 Mbps) and upload (5 Mbps) Internet speeds ever available in Fairbanks. “With re:D, GCI is redefining broadband in Fairbanks, ” said Paul Landes, senior vice president of consumer services for GCI.  “Not only does re:D have more than  Read more »


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Faster Internet for Angoon

September 17, 2013

GCI brings faster Internet speeds to Angoon GCI continues to deliver faster Internet speeds to rural Alaska. Residents of the town of Angoon now have access to the same plans currently available in Juneau, offering them faster connection speeds and saving them money. “Customers in Angoon will notice a dramatic improvement in their Internet experience,”  Read more »

GCI brings highly anticipated TiVo® service to Fairbanks

August 17, 2013

GCI has brought TiVo’s whole home advanced television solution to Fairbanks, Alaska.  Read more »


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FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports 2 Arrive On GCI TV

August 17, 2013

Anchorage, AK – GCI (General Communication, Inc.) launched two new networks on GCI TV today: the much-anticipated FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2.  Read more »


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GCI Rolls Out Pace Gateway With TiVo On Board

August 12, 2013

Alaskan cable operator GCI has become the first North American MSO to deploy a version of the Pace-built XG1 powered by the TiVo platform and user interface.  Read more »

Service Upgrades For Terrestrial Broadband Users In Rural Alaska

June 10, 2013

Increases Usage Allowances, Reduces Overage Fees, Adds High Usage Plans ANCHORAGE, AK – General Communication, Inc. (GCI) (NASDAQ:GNCMA) today announced enhancements to its terrestrial broadband Internet service plans available in 67 remote, rural communities in Bristol Bay and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. With over a year of successful operation of its hybrid fiber/microwave TERRA system, GCI  Read more »


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GCI Launches TiVo Offering

March 21, 2013 08:30 ET

Next-Generation Advanced TV Deployment Brings GCI Subscribers in Alaska Most Advanced, Multi-Screen and Multi-Source TV Service SAN JOSE, CA and ANCHORAGE, AK–(Marketwire – Mar 21, 2013) – TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, and GCI (General Communication, Inc.), today announced that the initial deployment of TiVo as GCI’s next-generation,  Read more »

GCI TERRA Project Complete in Unalakleet and Shaktoolik

April 24, 2013

Construction Underway to Expand Broadband Network to Nome and Kotzebue ANCHORAGE – GCI (NASDAQ:GNCMA) announced today that it completed a significant portion of the expansion of the TERRA terrestrial broadband network into Northwest Alaska. Phase 1 of the TERRA-Northwest (TERRA-NW) initiative, which includes the installation of five new microware towers and three remote repeaters, connects  Read more »

Seattle Mariners & Root Sports Return

February 13, 2013

ROOT SPORTS™ and GCI today announced the Seattle Mariners will be coming back to GCI TV in time for spring training and the rest of the 2013 MLB season.  Read more »

re:D – Broadband Redefined

December 3, 2012

GCI launched re:D, the fastest residential download (50 Mbps) and upload (5 Mbps) speeds ever available in the state.  Read more »

FREE Thanksgiving Calling

November 20, 2012

This year (2012), Alaska’s largest telecommunication provider celebrates that milestone by providing free domestic long distance calling for both wireless and landline GCI long-distance customers.  Read more »

Denali Media Holdings Purchases Anchorage CBS Affiliate and Southeast Alaska NBC Affiliates

November 9, 2012

Denali Media Holdings, a subsidiary of General Communication, Inc. (“GCI”) (NASDAQ:GNCMA) announced today that it has agreed to the purchase of three Alaska broadcast stations: CBS affiliate KTVA-TV of Anchorage and NBC affiliates KATH-TV in Juneau and KSCT-TV of Sitka.  Read more »


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TERRA Project Phase 3

October 15, 2012

GCI TERRA Project Forges Ahead With Expansion into Kotzebue and the Northwest Arctic Region of Alaska GCI Announces Phase 3 of TERRA‐Northwest Expansion ANCHORAGE – GCI (NASDAQ:GNCMA) announced today that it is moving ahead with the expansion of the TERRA terrestrial broadband network into Northwest Alaska. Phase 3 of the TERRA‐Northwest (TERRA‐NW) initiative will build  Read more »

TERRA Operational in 40 Communities

October 10, 2012

TERRESTRIAL BROADBAND INTERNET SERVICE OPERATIONAL IN 40 REMOTE RURAL COMMUNITIES ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – General Communication Inc., (GCI) (NASDAQ:GNCMA) and its wholly owned subsidiary, United Utilities, Inc. (UUI), have delivered terrestrial broadband Internet service to the residents of 40 remote, rural communities in Bristol Bay and the Yukon-­‐Kuskokwim Delta. Efforts continue to connect an additional 25  Read more »

TERRA Plan to Deploy in 65 Communities

4/16/2012

GCI ANNOUNCES PLAN TO DEPLOY TERRESTRIAL BROADBAND INTERNET SERVICE IN 65 REMOTE RURAL COMMUNITIES Deployment in Southwest Alaska One Year Ahead of Schedule ANCHORAGE, AK – General Communication, Inc. (GCI) (NASDAQ:GNCMA) and its wholly owned subsidiary, United Utilities, Inc. (UUI), today announced their plan to provide terrestrial broadband Internet service to the residents of 65 remote,  Read more »