GCI Donates Over $7,000 in Technology Products and Services to Children’s Museum

July 15, 2014

Liz Baker, Thompson & Co. PR 907-561-4488 (o), 907-310-6100 (m) liz@thompsonpr.com


Anchorage, Alaska – GCI is donating 10 LTE tablets and a HD smart TV to the Fairbanks Children’s Museum. The donation coincides with the recent launch of 4G LTE data speeds and network upgrades in Fairbanks.

On Tuesday, July 15th at 11:00 a.m. at the Harding Car in Pioneer Park GCI will host children and an instructor from the museum. The children will learn about the history of Fairbanks and the upcoming Golden Days celebration in Fairbanks.

These Sony Xperia Tablet Z devices will provide children the opportunity to learn in a new way at the museum. Because the tablets are LTE capable they will deliver the data speeds provided by GCI’s upgraded network. GCI has also donated a Sony Smart HD television that can by synched and interact with the tablets. Instructors and children can share screens and videos for a more interactive learning experience. As part of the donation GCI will also include service for the tablets including monthly data packages.

“By incorporating the mobile technology generously donated by GCI into the Fairbanks Children's Museum's programming and exhibits, children's learning and exploratory experiences will be greatly enriched,” said the museum’s Executive Director Brenda Riley. “We are excited to be given the opportunity to bring more science and technology concepts into the museum and to help young learners to embrace a love of learning. GCI is a great local partner because they understand how their technology and services strengthen our community.”

“GCI is proud to offer the fastest data speeds on Alaska’s largest wireless network,” said GCI Senior Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Services Paul Landes. “Our company feels connected to the places where we live, work and play, such as Fairbanks. This is why we wanted to contribute to the interactive opportunities at the museum.”

GCI has invested over $2 billion to bring the latest telecommunication technologies to Alaska – a testimony to GCI’s commitment to the infrastructure Alaska needs to support industry, education, health care, job growth and livability for today, tomorrow and the future.

For details, terms and conditions regarding GCI’s 4G LTE service and specially priced plans for the Fairbanks area, visit www.gci.com/wireless.

About GCI

GCI is the top provider of voice, data and video services in Alaska, through which consumers can experience entertainment everywhere. GCI is also the leading provider of communications services to enterprise customers, particularly large enterprise customers with complex data networking needs. The Alaska-based company is dedicated to providing the best in communication services, including the state’s largest wireless network, high-speed broadband, digital cable television and local telephone services. The company offers more than 1,200 TurboZone locations statewide to provide customers with more high-speed wireless capabilities. The Alaska-based company continuously supports community efforts, contributing to nonprofit organizations across the state. More information about GCI can be found at www.gci.com/about.