GCI re:DEFINES broadband in Ketchikan, doubling Internet service speeds to 200 Megabits-per-second

April 17, 2014

Shahid Butt, GCI, 907-868-0692; sbutt@gci.com


Anchorage, Alaska – Continuing on its path to provide one-gigabit broadband service in Alaska by 2015, GCI has doubled re:D broadband’s top speed from 100 Mbps to 200 Mbps in Ketchikan, making this the fastest broadband service available in the market.

This development offers Ketchikan customers access to top speed broadband service, highly competitive with the fastest broadband speeds available in the nation. Ketchikan-based customers of GCI re:D, the state’s premier Internet product, can experience this speed increase immediately at no additional cost.

“At the forefront of everything GCI does is our commitment to provide all Alaskans with the latest technology in communications, and bringing 200 Mbps re:D to Ketchikan customers is just one example,” said GCI Senior Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Services Paul Landes. “Among the many strides we’ve made in technology in Alaska, GCI was the first to provide high-speed Internet service in the state, and soon we will be the first to offer one-gigabit service.”

GCI first debuted its 200 Mbps re:D broadband service in March. In addition to incredibly fast download and upload speeds, GCI’s re:D includes the most broadband data usage ever offered by the company, with 500,000 MB per month. GCI re:D broadband rates for consumers start at $174.99 per month.

re:D service is available for residential as well as enterprise customers. Learn more about GCI’s re:D broadband at www.gci.com/red, or call 800-800-4800.

 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.