October 3, 2013
Shahid Butt, GCI
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 twice the speed of our previously fastest plan, but it also has the most included broadband usage ever – 500 GB per month. By adding re:D to our service portfolio, GCI is addressing the growing consumer need for faster speeds and additional bandwidth."
GCI continues to deliver on its commitment of being Alaska's technology leader. With the 50 Mbps download speed, re:D is more than four times faster than the average broadband connection in the United States. "There are only a handful of consumer service providers in the U.S. that offer consumers speeds as fast as 50 Mbps. GCI is one of them, and Alaska's only one," said Landes.
re:D is available today in Fairbanks and in Anchorage. Existing GCI broadband customers may need to exchange their modem device and should call GCI at 800-800-4800 or visit www.gci.com/red for more information. GCI has implemented significant network upgrades to support re:D and plans to extend the service to additional markets soon.
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. More information about GCI can be found at www.gci.com/about.