Archived News Releases

High-tech mobile classroom to connect thousands of students to killer whales

4/25/2017

Free distance learning events will virtually transport students to Washington state parks Read more »

GCI’s Tina Pidgeon and Robert Ormberg named to Cablefax Top-100 list

4/24/2017

For the third year in a row, GCI’s Tina Pidgeon and Bob Ormberg have been named to the Cablefax 100 list of top influencers in the nationwide cable industry. Read more »

Weather camera program protects pilots, saves lives in Alaska

4/19/2017

GCI and the Federal Aviation Administration are promoting the success of their remote weather camera partnership, a program that has reduced weather-related aviation incidents in Alaska by 85 percent. Read more »

GCI donates to Bethel Search and Rescue, helps support emergency services

4/13/2017

GCI presented the Bethel Search and Rescue with a $5,000 donation yesterday, which will help support the organization’s life-saving search and rescue missions in Bethel and surrounding villages. Read more »

GCI donates to Kotzebue Volunteer Fire Department for lifesaving device

4/12/2017

GCI presented the Kotzebue Volunteer Fire Department with a $5,000 donation yesterday for the purchase of lifesaving equipment Read more »

News Update from GCI

4/4/2017

General Communication, Inc. (“GCI”) and Liberty Interactive Corporation (“Liberty Interactive”) announced the signing of an agreement that will combine GCI’s business with certain assets and liabilities of the Liberty Ventures Group (“Liberty Ventures”) into a company to be called GCI Liberty. Read more »

Dr. Pam Lloyd wins national EdTech leadership award for advocacy

3/29/2017

EdTech Digest recognizes GCI VP for advocating for equitable broadband. Read more »

Alaska Zoo polar bears make 2017 debut on new GCI webcam

3/17/2017

To bring the polar bears back online for their fans across the globe, Alaska-based telecommunications company GCI donated a new AXC Network camera to the zoo. Read more »

GCI continues title sponsorship of 2017 Open North American Championship Sled Dog Race

3/15/2017

GCI supports racing tradition with continued sponsorship Read more »

GCI’s Channel 907 to broadcast Alaska high school “March Madness”

3/13/2017

GCI’s Channel 907 will be the place to catch Alaska high school basketball action throughout the month of March, bringing local sports coverage to Alaskans across the state. Channel 907 will be airing the 3A Western Regional Tournament and the ASAA Championships for 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A high school basketball. Read more »

GCI’s Kate Slyker honored as a 2017 ATHENA Society inductee

3/6/2017

Slyker to be recognized at annual ATHENA luncheon this month. Read more »

GCI to award $300,000 in scholarships to Alaska students

3/3/2017

Scholarships will be awarded in over 60 communities for the 2017-2018 school year. Read more »

GCI’s Channel 907 to air live coverage of Iditarod start and finish

3/2/2017

Programming includes exclusive action from official race broadcaster. Read more »

GCI Reports Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Results

3/1/2017

GCI announces its results for the fourth quarter and year end 2016. Read more »

Alaska students team with NASA on groundbreaking research

2/21/2017

GCI’s TERRA network allows high school students to help solve global problems. Read more »

GCI launches Better Than Unlimited offer

2/21/2017

New offer combines Simply Unbeatable Mobile with red internet Read more »

GCI launches 1 GIG internet in Kenai and Soldotna

2/16/2017

Kick-off to celebrate lightning-fast speeds planned at Soldotna store Read more »

Alaska-based technology company creates tech pipeline for skilled labor around the state

2/16/2017

GCI’s Workforce Development Program recruits a homegrown workforce for Alaska tech jobs. Read more »

GCI mourns death of company co-founder and communications pioneer     Bob Walp

1/27/2017

Contributions changed the face of telecommunications industry in Alaska and beyond Read more »

GCI adds Seattle network engineering experts to its team through Northpoint acquisition

1/11/2017

Acquisition of Seattle tech firm to strengthen expertise in networking, cloud integration and unified communication Read more »

Alaska telecom embodies the spirit of giving statewide, doubles volunteer efforts in 2016

12/22/2016

Alaska telecom embodies the spirit of giving statewide including Anchorage. Read more »

Alaska telecom embodies the spirit of giving statewide, doubles volunteer efforts in 2016

12/22/2016

Alaska telecom embodies the spirit of giving statewide including Fairbanks Read more »

Alaska telecom embodies the spirit of giving statewide, doubles volunteer efforts in 2016

12/22/2016

Alaska telecom embodies the spirit of giving statewide including Juneau Read more »

Alaska telecom embodies the spirit of giving statewide, doubles volunteer efforts in 2016

12/22/2016

Alaska telecom embodies the spirit of giving statewide including Kenai Peninsula Read more »

GCI completes 3G upgrades in 25 Alaska communities in 2016

12/16/2016

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications company, today announced that residents in Mountain Village, Quinhagak, St. Mary’s and Tununak have access to faster speeds and improved mobile internet service because of recent 3G service upgrades in their communities. Read more »

GCI’s Channel 907 to air Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act documentary on 45th anniversary

12/16/2016

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – Alaskans who want to take a break from the cold weather can tune in to HD Channel 907 this December for the debut of two unique features that were filmed in the Last Frontier. Read more »

GCI’s Tina Pidgeon named one of the most powerful women in the cable industry

11/21/2016

GCI’s Tina Pidgeon has been named one of Cablefax: The Magazine’s 2016 “Most Powerful Women in Cable.” The list honors women who are driving innovation at the companies where they work and for the cable industry as a whole. Read more »

Thousands of artifacts unearthed during GCI high-speed data project in Kotzebue

11/18/2016

Crews laying fiber for Alaska’s next-generation, high-speed network in rural Alaska unearthed 800-year-old Thule artifacts that are now being stored at Alaska’s Museum of the North and are part of a website launched this fall. Read more »

Record-breaking donation puts Alaska on the map to help end youth homelessness

11/18/2016

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – In an effort to raise funds and awareness for Covenant House Alaska’s annual Sleep Out on Thursday, Nov. 17, GCI Senior Vice President, General Manager Consumer Services Paul Landes broke the record for largest individual fundraising donation ever in Alaska for the event, and has the potential to break the national and international record for funds raised for a Sleep Out. Read more »

GCI unveils updated logo and company brand

10/24/2016

Logo evolution honors more than 30 years of blazing trails Read more »

GCI upgrades network to increase mobile data speed in rural Alaska

10/20/2016

GCI today announced that residents in Mountain Village, St. Mary’s, Quinhagak and Tununak will soon experience a faster and improved mobile internet connection as they are upgraded to GCI's 3G service. Read more »

GCI’s Channel 907 kicks off coverage of Alaska Federation of Natives Convention

10/19/2016

Channel 907 lineup to feature AFN Convention, NYO Games documentary debut and more. Read more »

2016 ASAA First National Bowl Series will air live on GCI’s Channel 907

10/13/2016

2016 ASAA First National Bowl Series will air live on GCI’s Channel 907. Weekend programming includes coverage of Alaska high school football state championships Read more »

Investor Relations Conference Call Advisory

10/12/2016

GCI announces third quarter 2016 earnings Read more »

GCI completes tower construction in seven new villages to deliver broadband in Arctic

10/7/2016

ANCHORAGE – GCI today announced it has completed tower construction in Buckland, Selawik, Noorvik, St. Michael, Golovin, Elim and Koyuk, and expects to bring high-speed internet service to local clinics and schools in these communities in early 2017. Read more »

GCI waives all fees for calls, texts to Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti and multiple states in Southeast U.S. in wake of Hurricane Matthew

10/7/2016

Anchorage, Alaska—In response to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Matthew, General Communication Inc. (GCI) is offering free calls and texts for all GCI wireless and landline customers who are attempting to connect with loved ones in Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Haiti as well as Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Read more »

GCI announces landmark donation of $100,000 for suicide prevention efforts in Alaska

10/5/2016

Anchorage, Alaska — General Communication Inc. (GCI), in partnership with the Alaska Community Foundation (ACF), today announced $100,000 will be awarded to nine organizations to support suicide prevention and promote mental wellness in Alaska. Read more »

GCI launches upgraded cloud-based managed video conferencing service

9/30/2016

Today GCI announced significant upgrades to GCI Managed Video Conferencing, and customers can now virtually collaborate using a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device without being tethered to conference room hardware. Read more »

GCI expands 4G LTE footprint in Ketchikan, hosts community celebration

9/27/2016

One year after bringing 4G LTE coverage to Ketchikan, GCI is expanding its coverage area by adding three new cell towers to the Ward Cove, Saw Mill and Cranberry Road areas, which now completes a 10-site cellular coverage area. Read more »

Nation’s toughest people get the world’s toughest smartphone first

9/21/2016

Caterpillar makes sure Alaskans get tough-as-nails Cat® S60 smartphone before any other domestic market Read more »

GCI roots for the home team

9/2/2016

With the support of GCI, Nick Hanson, a World Eskimo-Indian Olympics champion from Unalakleet, will compete in the season finale of NBC’s hit show “American Ninja Warrior” on Monday. Read more »

GCI gets wild at Alaska State Fair

8/25/2016

Alaska born-and-raised company GCI is proud to support the Alaska State Fair, including bringing Alaskans across the state coverage of the 21st annual Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off at 10 p.m. on Sept. 2, on Channel 907. Read more »

Alaska Teleco Amazed by Verizon’s Claim of Intergalactic Coverage Footprint

8/24/2016

Verizon claimed in an Anchorage, AK press release today that its wireless network included Denali, the tallest peak in North America, and Juno, an asteroid circling the sun roughly between the orbit of Mars and Jupiter. Read more »

GCI Invests in Pacific Northwest and Beyond to Better Serve Evolving Needs of Business Customers

8/23/2016

GCI Business, a unit of GCI, announced today that it has launched an initiative to expand the services it offers to business customers in the Pacific Northwest and Texas. Read more »

GCI broadband expansion project on track for Arctic communities

8/10/2016

GCI marked a milestone in its high-speed broadband expansion project today with the completion of tower construction in the Alaska communities of Koyuk, Elim, St. Michael and Selawik. Read more »

GCI Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

8/2/2016

August 2, 2016, Anchorage, Alaska – General Communication, Inc. (“GCI”) (NASDAQ: GNCMA) announces its results for the second quarter of 2016. Read more »

GCI Launches Mega Data Plan

7/21/2016

GCI RED internet customers will now have more available data, up to one terabyte from 750 gigabytes, at no additional cost. Other GCI No Worries internet plans will receive an increase in data and speeds later this year. Read more »

GCI and Teck Red Dog Operations Announce High-Speed Internet to Noatak and Red Dog Mine

7/14/2016

GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications company and Teck Red Dog Operations, one of the world’s largest zinc producers, today announced an agreement that will bring high-speed broadband internet service to Red Dog Operations and the community of Noatak. Read more »

GCI honored with two national awards from Association of Cable Communicators

7/8/2016

General Communication Inc. (GCI) won two Beacon Awards from the Association of Cable Communicators this week sharing the top categories with fellow winners MTV and Turner Classic Movies. Read more »

GCI identifies and resolves 911 outages

7/8/2016

Today GCI and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reached a settlement for 911 outages that affected several Alaska communities in 2015 and 2016. Read more »

GCI to Connect Classrooms to Killer Whales

7/8/2016

Distance learning event allows students to virtually travel to Washington State Park on San Juan Island Read more »

GCI launches LTE in Kodiak, will celebrate with customer appreciation BBQ

6/24/2016

Anchorage, Alaska – GCI is hosting a customer appreciation BBQ in Kodiak to celebrate the launch of 4G LTE data speeds. Read more »

GCI expands high-speed network to 10 more Arctic communities in 2016

6/21/2016

GCI today announced it will expand high-speed terrestrial broadband service to the Northwest Arctic Borough and Norton Sound, delivering services to 10 new communities this year. Read more »

GCI Partners with Aerohive to Deliver Enhanced Managed WiFi Solution

6/16/2016

Managed Wi-Fi maximizes flexibility, scalability and security, and leverages rich data to identify network trends Read more »

GCI brings lightning-fast 1 GIG internet to Fairbanks.

6/10/2016

Anchorage, Alaska – GCI, Alaska’s largest internet provider, expanded its 1-gigabit-per-second internet service, known as 1 GIG red, to Interior Alaska with a launch in Alaska’s Golden Heart City today. Read more »

GCI to open new store in Palmer, invites community to celebrate with free cookout and local giveaways

6/6/2016

Anchorage, Alaska – On Friday, June 17, GCI will hold a Grand Opening celebration for their brand new retail store in downtown Palmer. Read more »

GCI’s Tina Pidgeon and Robert Ormberg honored in Cablefax’s top-100 list

5/23/2016

General Communication Inc. (GCI), Alaska’s largest telecommunications provider, announced today that two of its longtime leaders have been named to the Cablefax 100 list of top players and influencers in the cable industry. Read more »

ALASKA GRADUATIONS TO AIR ON GCI CHANNEL 1

5/19/2016

From May 1-19, viewers can tune in to GCI TV and cheer on Alaska’s class of 2016 as GCI broadcasts the University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Anchorage School District and North Star Borough School District graduation ceremonies live. Read more »

GCI Invests in New Director of Sales and Marketing for Pacific Northwest. Erik Buhl joins to ramp up regional growth efforts.

5/17/2016

PORTLAND, Ore. – May 11, 2016 – GCI, a leading managed technology service provider, today announced that Erik Buhl has joined the company as director of sales and marketing for the Pacific Northwest. Read more »

GCI Increases Customer Choice with New Hulu App for TiVo

5/10/2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — GCI TV customers with TiVo will now have access to Hulu, giving customers the ability to instantly stream current-season TV, original series, all-time favorites, hit movies and more directly from their TiVo cable box. Read more »

GCI Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

5/4/2016

GCI announces its results for the first quarter of 2016. Read more »

Five Anchorage School District Students Rewarded for Year-Long Perfect Attendance 

5/3/2016

East High School junior Kendra Nethery takes home a new Jeep Renegade; four students each receive 50,000 Alaska Airlines Miles Read more »

GCI to offer Apple TV

4/22/2016

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — GCI Alaska will offer the all-new Apple TV, which brings a revolutionary experience to the living room based on apps built for the television, beginning today, April 22nd. Read more »

In aftermath of earthquakes, GCI waives fees for all calls, texts to Japan and Ecuador

4/18/2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska— In the wake of two devastating earthquakes that rocked the countries of Ecuador and Japan over the weekend, General Communication Inc. (GCI) will waive all fees associated with international voice calls and texts to those countries. Read more »

Welcome home rally for UAA women’s basketball team to be broadcast exclusively on GCI

4/6/2016

On Thursday evening, Alaskans can watch the welcome home rally for the University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team on GCI Channel 1 and HD channel 999. Read more »

INVESTOR RELATIONS CONFERENCE CALL ADVISORY

4/4/2016

GCI Announces First Quarter 2016 Earnings Read more »

GCI to offer iPhone SE

3/31/2016

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — GCI will offer iPhone SE, the most powerful phone with a four-inch display, beginning on Tuesday, April 5.  Read more »

GCI to offer 9.7-inch iPad Pro

3/31/2016

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — GCI today announced it will offer the all-new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, which introduces breakthrough pro features and advanced technologies. Read more »

Two Anchorage School District students rewarded for exceptional attendance

3/30/2016

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – Two Anchorage School District students were selected as third quarter winners in the Drive for Perfect Attendance Recognition Program. Read more »

GCI waives fees for all calls, texts to Belgium

3/22/2016

In the wake of devastating attacks in Brussels today, GCI will waive all fees associated with international voice calls and texts to Belgium. Read more »

GCI to offer Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge statewide

3/17/2016

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – GCI will begin offering the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, the most advanced smartphones in Samsung's Galaxy S line, in select retail stores across Alaska this weekend and statewide shortly thereafter. Read more »

GCI will air ASAA March Madness 2016 State Basketball Championship games live statewide on GCI Channel 1 

3/8/2016

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – As part of GCI’s sponsorship of the Alaska Schools Activities Association (ASAA) March Madness 2016 Basketball State Championship, the company will air championship games live on GCI Channel 1 SD/Channel 999 HD, extend store hours at its UAA location as well as hold giveaways and contests for fans. Read more »

GCI Reports fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Results

3/2/2016

General Communication, Inc. (“GCI”) (NASDAQ: GNCMA) today announced its results for the fourth quarter and year end 2015. Read more »

Larger-than-life snow sculpture earns Alaskans a spot in National Snow Sculpting Competition

2/29/2016

Division I team AK Awesome, from Anchorage, took home the win in the 2016 GCI Snow Sculpture Competition, one of many events held during this year’s Fur Rendezvous Winter Festival. Read more »

GCI Works to Repair Damaged Undersea Fiber Serving Sitka and Angoon

2/11/2016

General Communication, Inc. (GCI) announced today that Sitka and Angoon customers should expect service interruptions due to recent damage to the undersea fiber optic cable that serves the Sitka and Angoon areas. Read more »

GCI sponsors 2,000-mile Iron Dog snowmobile race, provides connectivity along the trail

2/8/2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – GCI is returning as the official communications sponsor of the Iron Dog, connecting racers across all 2,031 rugged Alaska miles of the world’s longest, toughest snowmobile race. Read more »

Investor Relations Conference Call Advisory

1/22/2016

GCI announces fourth quarter 2015 Earnings. Question & Answer Call-In Information Read more »

GCI to Broadcast Archbishop Hurley’s Funeral Live on GCI Channels Statewide

1/19/2016

General Communication Inc. (GCI) will broadcast the funeral Mass of long-serving Anchorage Archbishop Francis Hurley statewide on January 22 at 2:00 p.m. Read more »

Outstanding attendance pays off for two Anchorage School District students

1/14/2016

Two Anchorage School District students were selected as second quarter winners in the Drive for Perfect Attendance Recognition Program. Read more »

GCI expands 1 GIG red Internet service to Matanuska Valley, will celebrate with customer appreciation event in Wasilla

1/11/2016

On Saturday, Jan. 16, Alaska’s largest Internet provider GCI will begin offering up to 1-gigabit-per-second Internet service, known as 1 GIG red, in the Matanuska Valley. To celebrate, GCI is hosting a special customer appreciation event on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 2 – 4 p.m., at the GCI Wasilla store, located at 1879 E. Parks Highway. Read more »

New Year’s Day Coffee Sales Feed Hungry Kids in Alaska

12/30/2015

Kaladi Brothers adds GCI and new partners to 25-year tradition Read more »

Massive price increase forces removal of AMC from cable lineups nationwide, including GCI

12/28/2015

General Communication, Inc. Alaska’s largest cable provider, will add several new channels to its 2016 lineup including One World Sports, Discovery Family and Outside Television channels but will no longer carry AMC Networks or Univision in the coming year because of substantial price increases imposed by these networks. Read more »

GCI Completes Anchorage Super-Fast Internet Project, Plans Mat-Su Launch in January

12/8/2015

General Communication (GCI), Inc., Alaska’s largest Internet provider, today announced the completion of the Municipality of Anchorage portion of the 1-gigabit project and introduced plans to bring the lightning fast Internet service to more residents of the Matanuska Valley in just a few weeks. Read more »

GCI Invites Customers to Celebrate red Friday

11/24/2015

To celebrate the successful launch of 1 GIG red Internet service, GCI is turning Black Friday into red Friday. With 38 stores statewide GCI is a holiday shopping destination. Special giveaway items and door buster prizes will accompany the specials throughout the weekend. Read more »

2015 GCI Great Alaska Shootout adds military appreciation night, nonprofit partnerships and more

11/23/2015

Alaska’s largest telecommunications company is providing Alaskans with something extra to be thankful for this Thanksgiving with food, fun and prizes for the entire family in celebration of its second year as title sponsor of the GCI Great Alaska Shootout. The 2015 tournament tips off on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Alaska Airlines Center on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus and runs through Saturday, Nov. 28. Read more »

Alaskans win trip to 2015 GCI Great Alaska Shootout plus a chance to win 1-million-mile contest

11/11/2015

Alaskans from Juneau, Russian Mission, Barrow, Wrangell win trip to 2015 GCI Great Alaska Shootout plus a chance to win 1-million-mile contest Read more »

GCI Reports Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results

11/4/2015

General Communication, Inc. (“GCI”) (NASDAQ: GNCMA) today reported its third quarter 2015 results. Read more »

Anchorage School District 1st Qtr Perfect Attendance

10/28/2015

Two students were surprised today as they were recognized as the first quarter winners for the Drive for Perfect Attendance Recognition Program. Elise Oelke from Dimond High School won 25,000 Alaska Airlines Miles courtesy of GCI. A group of committee members, Anchorage School District staff and family members crowded into her second period class and made the presentation. Najma Ibrahim from Clark Middle School was brought on stage during the lunch period and presented with an iPad from GCI. Read more »

GCI and Alaska Airlines bring fans from across Alaska to the 2015 GCI Great Alaska Shootout

10/20/2015

GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications company, is teaming up with Alaska Airlines to bring basketball fans from across the state to the 2015 GCI Great Alaska Shootout in Anchorage. A trip to the Shootout is not the only thing up for grabs, though, everyone who attends will have a chance to win 25,000 Alaska Airlines Miles, tech prizes and more, at every game. Read more »

Investor Relations Conference Call Advisory

10/1/2015

GCI Announces Third Quarter 2015 Earnings Question & Answer Call-In Information Read more »

GCI to Offer iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in Alaska on Sept. 25

9/24/2015

General Communication, Inc. (GCI) (NASDAQ:GNCMA) today announced it will offer iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the most advanced iPhones ever, beginning on Friday, Sept. 25. Read more »

GCI Launches 1 GIG red Internet in Anchorage

9/16/2015

Today General Communication, Inc., Alaska’s fastest Internet provider, announced the launch of the state’s only 1-gigabit-per-second Internet service, called 1 GIG red. Read more »

Student Attendance Improves and Recognition Program Grows

9/10/2015

As students go back to school the Drive for Perfect Attendance Recognition program enters its third year. Local businesses like Lithia Jeep Chrysler Dodge of South Anchorage and GCI are proud to return as sponsors of the School Business Partnership program. Read more »

GCI Offers New Managed Wi-Fi through Aruba Networks Partnership

9/9/2015

GCI (NASDAQ:GNCMA), a leading managed technologies service provider, today announced it is now offering managed Wi-Fi across the Pacific Northwest through its partnership with Aruba Networks, an HP company. Read more »

Watch GLACIER conference live on GCI Channel 999 HD/1 SD

8/28/2015

To ensure all Alaskans have a front row seat for President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Alaska next week, GCI plans to televise live coverage of available special events on GCI Channel 999 HD/1 SD. Coverage begins with a live broadcast of the GLACIER conference from approximately 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 31, at Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage. Read more »

GCI To Bring Lightning Fast 1 GIG red Internet To Matanuska Valley In Early 2016

8/26/2015

Today General Communication, Inc. (“GCI”) (NASDAQ: GNCMA), Alaska’s fastest Internet provider, announced that the company will expand its 1-gigabit-per-second Internet service, known as 1 GIG red, to its customers in the Mat-Su during the first quarter of 2016, as part of its campaign to deliver Alaska’s only 1 GIG service. Read more »

GCI brings 4G LTE service to Ketchikan

8/19/2015

Today, GCI announced the arrival of its 4G LTE service in Ketchikan. GCI customers who already have LTE-capable smartphones will automatically begin to receive the benefits of the upgraded network at no additional cost. Read more »

GCI increases investment in cloud services in Alaska

8/6/2015

Alaska’s leading communications provider, General Communication, Inc. (“GCI”)(NASDAQ:GNCMA), boosted its investment in cloud services with the purchase of Network Business Systems. Read more »

GCI increases investment in cloud services in Alaska

8/1/2015

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – Alaska’s leading communications provider, General Communication, Inc. (“GCI”)(NASDAQ:GNCMA), boosted its investment in cloud services with the purchase of Network Business Systems.  Read more »

Investor Relations Conference Call Advisory

7/15/2015

GCI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Earnings Question & Answer Call-In Information Read more »

GCI enhances wireless data capacity and speeds, will bring 4G LTE to Kodiak by year’s end

7/13/2015

This summer GCI is upgrading its wireless network to bring customers faster data speeds. As these upgrades are implemented throughout the summer, customers will experience an enhanced wireless data experience. In addition, GCI is on track to bring 4G LTE wireless data speeds to the community of Kodiak by the end of 2015. Read more »

GCI enhances wireless data capacity and speeds, will bring 4G LTE to Kodiak by year’s end

7/13/2015

This summer GCI is upgrading its wireless network to bring customers faster data speeds. As these upgrades are implemented throughout the summer, customers will experience an enhanced wireless data experience. In addition, GCI is on track to bring 4G LTE wireless data speeds to the community of Kodiak by the end of 2015. Read more »

GCI offers rugged Monster™ SuperStar BackFloat speakers in retail locations statewide

7/7/2015

GCI is excited to announce that the rugged Monster™ BackFloat Bluetooth Speaker in now available in retail locations statewide. With the Monster BackFloat speaker, Alaskans planning a weekend on the water at Big Lake, camping in the Interior backcountry or traveling the many rivers that connect towns and villages across the state, can experience it all to the beat of their own music without any worries. Read more »

GCI and Bristol Bay Native Corporation Donate $45,000 to Support Young Conservation Leaders

7/1/2015

General Communication, Inc. (“GCI”) (NASDAQ: GNCMA) today announced that it has partnered with Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) to donate $45,000 to the Student Conservation Association (SCA) of Alaska to engage young Alaskans and Alaska Natives in conservation efforts and connection with their natural resources, culture and heritage. Read more »

Fairbanks-area GCI stores collect donations for Rex Complex Wildfires

6/25/2015

Community donations of nonperishable items are being collected at GCI stores in Fairbanks and North Pole to support crews fighting the Rex Complex Wildfires. Read more »

GCI Announces 2015 upgrades in rural Alaska

6/19/2015

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – This summer, General Communication, Inc. (GCI) (NASDAQ:GNCMA) will upgrade its networks in rural Alaska. These upgrades will support increasing demand for terrestrial broadband service and substantially improve mobile wireless service in numerous rural communities.  Read more »

Kenai and Soldotna GCI stores collect donations for firefighters

6/19/2015

Community donations of nonperishable items are being collected at GCI stores in Kenai and Soldotna to support crews fighting the Card Street Fire. Read more »

News Release

6/15/2015

Anyone wishing to donate nonperishable items to those affected by the Sockeye Fire in the Matanuska Susitna Borough can take items to the GCI store in Wasilla, located at 1879 E. Parks Highway, in the Target shopping center, or to one of five Anchorage-area GCI stores. Read more »

GCI's Wasilla store collecting donations for Red Cross of Alaska's Mat-Su Valley Disaster Services

6/15/2015

Anyone wishing to donate nonperishable items to those affected by the Sockeye Fire in the Matanuska Susitna Borough can take items to the GCI store in Wasilla, located at 1879 E. Parks Highway, in the Target shopping center, or to one of five Anchorage-area GCI stores. Read more »

GCI Announces 2015 upgrades in rural Alaska

6/10/2015

This summer, General Communication, Inc. (GCI) (NASDAQ:GNCMA) will upgrade its networks in rural Alaska. These upgrades will support increasing demand for terrestrial broadband service and substantially improve mobile wireless service in numerous rural communities. Read more »

GCI Brings TiVo OnePass to Alaska

6/2/2015

GCI is proud to announce that the TiVo Season Pass recording option with GCI powered by TiVo just got even smarter with the recent addition of TiVo OnePass. Read more »

Attendance Recognition Program Awards for Middle School Students

6/1/2015

The Anchorage School District Attendance Recognition Program finished out the 2014-15 school year with 603 middle school students posting flawless attendance records Read more »

News Release

5/27/2015

GCI is delivering the evolution of customer service to Alaskans. Today, the Alaska-based company announced GCI 2 U, a delivery service that brings wireless devices to your home or office, often same-day. Read more »

GCI brings 4G LTE service to Matanuska-Susitna Valley

5/20/2015

GCI is proud to continue expansion of the largest wireless network in Alaska and bring 4G LTE data speeds to the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, with coverage from Willow to Palmer to Knik-Goose Bay Road. GCI customers who already have LTE-capable smartphones will automatically receive benefits of the upgraded network at no additional cost. Read more »

News Release

5/19/2015

General Communication, Inc. (“GCI”) (NASDAQ: GNCMA) will hold its annual shareholders meeting at 5:30 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time on Monday, June 29, 2015, at the Nullaġvik Hotel in Kotzebue, Alaska. Read more »

News Release

5/7/2015

The Anchorage School District Attendance Recognition Program finished out the 2014-15 school year with 603 middle school students posting flawless attendance records. The program for middle schoolers is made possible by local businesses GCI and For Fun Alaska. Each quarter, one middle school student was chosen to receive a prize in recognition of their attendance achievement. Read more »

GCI awards $300,000 in scholarships to Yukon Kuskokwim Delta students

5/7/2015

Alaska’s largest telecom company, GCI, awarded $300,000 in scholarships to Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta students this year, making $2.1 million available to students in the region over the past seven years through its subsidiary, United Utilities Inc. Read more »

Perfect Attendance Rewarded For 5 Anchorage High School Students

5/6/2015

East 11th grader Abigail Gamboa takes home a new Jeep Compass, 4 students receive 50,000 Alaska Airlines Miles each Read more »

GCI Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

5/5/2015

General Communication, Inc. (“GCI”) (NASDAQ: GNCMA) today reported financial and operational performance for the first quarter of 2015. Read more »

GCI Waives Fees for all Calls, Texts to Nepal

4/29/2015

Beginning immediately, GCI will waive all fees associated with all international voice calls and texts to Nepal. The Alaska-based company hopes that this will make it easier and more affordable for Alaskans, whether they are currently in Alaska or roaming in the Lower 48 or Hawaii, to reach loved ones who have been affected by the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the country on April 25. Read more »

GCI And Ericsson To Bring High-Speed Access To Alaska’s North Slope

4/20/2015

Anchorage, Alaska – General Communication, Inc. (“GCI”)(NASDAQ: GNCMA) announced today that it is partnering with wireless technology and services company, Ericsson, to bring advanced, high-speed fixed and mobile connections to Alaska’s oil producing North Slope. Read more »

GCI Welcomes Former Alaska Communications Wireless Subscribers

4/13/2015

On April 13, 2015, GCI welcomed former Alaska Communications wireless subscribers to the GCI family on Alaska’s largest statewide network. To celebrate new customers and honor longtime ones, GCI is hosting 16 events across the state. Read more »

GCI Announces Lineup Of New Premium Smartphones Coming To Alaska

4/9/2015

The latest and most anticipated premium Android smartphones will arrive to GCI stores this month. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will be a welcome addition to the device lineup. Read more »

News Release

4/6/2015

For the fifth consecutive year, GCI is proud to sponsor the Native Youth Olympic Games Alaska (NYO) and will celebrate its 45th games April 16-18. Cook Inlet Tribal Council will host NYO at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, located on the University of Alaska Anchorage’s (UAA) campus. All of the events are free to the public. Read more »

GCI TV Adds Programming To GCI Go And GCI Video On Demand

3/31/2015

GCI recently expanded its GCI TV service to include five new GCI Go networks and 11 new Video on Demand channels. Read more »

GCI Day On The Mountain Returns To Eaglecrest Ski Area

3/25/2015

Pull out the Xtratufs, GCI is returning to Eaglecrest Ski Area this Saturday with its second annual GCI Day on the Mountain. This free, family-friendly event kicks off at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, with a number of new activities for the snowless winter, including an Xtratuf sprint race. Read more »

News Release

3/24/2015

In the third quarter, 6,314 middle and high school students had exceptional attendance records. Read more »

GCI to sponsor ASAA March Madness 2015 Basketball State Championship, air all championships games on GCI Channel 1

3/13/2015

GCI is proud to announce its continued sponsorship of the Alaska Schools Activities Association (ASAA) March Madness Basketball State Championship. Read more »

News Release

3/11/2015

The 69th Annual Gold Medal community basketball tournament will kick off this weekend in Juneau. GCI is proud to be a leading sponsor of this year’s tournament, which brings teams from 10 Southeast communities together and has been organized by the Juneau Lions Club since 1947. Read more »

GCI Sponsors 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

3/6/2015

For the 22nd year, GCI is proud to sponsor the 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, “The Last Great Race on Earth.” Read more »

GCI Sponsors Iditarider

3/6/2015

To raise awareness about ongoing homelessness in Alaska, Covenant House International President and CEO Kevin Ryan will be traveling from New York City to attend the 2015 Iditarod Ceremonial Start as an IditaRider in partnership with GCI. Read more »

GCI continues title sponsorship of Open North American Championship Sled Dog Race

3/4/2015

The 70th anniversary of the GCI Open North American Championship Sled Dog Race will be held March 20-22, 2015, in Fairbanks. Now in its 12th year as a sponsor, GCI supports the race with telecommunication and logistical support, employee volunteers, a monetary donation to the race purse and a new complimentary shuttle service. Read more »

GCI Sponsors 2,000-mile Iron Dog Race

2/18/2015

For the fifth year, GCI is a proud sponsor of the Iron Dog snowmobile race. GCI is the 2015 official communications sponsor of the Iron Dog race. This year, an X Games style snowmobile freestyle show has been added and the ceremonial start has moved to downtown Anchorage. Read more »

Monster™ Names GCI Top Telecommunications Retailer for 2014

2/10/2015

Alaska’s leading provider of voice, data and video services, was honored by Monster,® the world leader in high-performance personal audio, as the company’s 2014 Telecommunications Retailer of the Year. Read more »

News Release

2/2/2015

Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) and General Communication, Inc. (“GCI”) (NASDAQ:GNCMA) today announced the companies have completed the previously announced transaction for Alaska Communications to sell its wireless subscriber base and its one-third interest in the Alaska Wireless Network, LLC (“AWN”) to GCI for $300 million. Read more »

GCI Launches “No Worries” Broadband Internet Plans, Eliminates Surprise Charges

1/20/2015

GCI announced today that it is revamping its broadband service with the introduction of new, revolutionary “No Worries” plans, which will provide customers with the capability to control monthly bills and eliminate surprise overage fees. Read more »

News Release

1/15/2015

GCI has launched FastPhone service and smartphones at 22 Carrs|Safeway store locations across Alaska. Read more »

News Release

1/15/2015

GCI has launched FastPhone service and smartphones at 10 Walgreens locations across Alaska. Read more »

Incentive Program Rewards Anchorage Students For Perfect Attendance

1/15/2015

Anchorage School District is continuing to emphasize the importance of consistent school attendance with students at all grade levels. During the second quarter of the 2014-15 school year, 7,826 middle school students and 12,334 high school students did not miss a single day of school. Read more »

GCI connects rural communities to Alaska’s largest wireless network, amplifies entertainment experience in 2014

1/7/2015

In 2014, Alaska’s largest telecommunications company brought increased connectivity and new entertainment options to more than a dozen rural communities in Alaska with the expansion of its wireless network footprint and popular TiVo service. Read more »

GCI Brings New Technology To Nome

1/6/2015

GCI recently launched 3G mobile data speeds and GCI TV powered by TiVo in Nome, bringing the community an amplified entertainment and mobile experience. Read more »

GCI Reaches Multi-year Deal with Discovery Networks

12/30/2014

Alaska’s largest TV and broadband service provider, General Communication, Inc., reached a long-term agreement with Discovery networks, a lineup that includes TLC and Animal Planet channels. The deal, negotiated by the National Cable Television Cooperative, allows GCI to continue broadcasting 15 popular entertainment channels without interruption. Read more »

GCI announces grand opening of store inside new Alaska Airlines Center at University of Alaska Anchorage

12/12/2014

GCI is pleased to announce a grand opening event of its newest store location inside the Alaska Airlines Center at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Read more »

GCI To Purchase Wireless Subscriber Base From Alaska Communications

12/4/2014

Alaska Communications System Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALSK) and General Communication, Inc. (GCI, NASDAQ:GNCMA) have signed definitive agreements for Alaska Communications to sell its wireless subscriber base and its 33 percent interest in its partnership in the Alaska Wireless Network, LLC (AWN) to GCI for $300 million. Read more »

News Release

11/26/2014

GCI is excited to be the first carrier in the nation to offer Cat Phones’ new Cat® S50, a rugged 4GLTE smartphone designed for use in challenging environments, making it the perfect partner for Alaskans working and playing throughout the Last Frontier. Read more »

GCI TERRA Network Connects Kotzebue to the World

11/26/2014

GCI (NASDAQ:GNCMA) today announced the commercial launch of TERRA service in the Northwest Arctic Borough. TERRA is delivering, for the first time, terrestrial broadband service to Kotzebue, 33 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Read more »

GCI to Offer iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 in Alaska

11/24/2014

GCI today announced that it will offer iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi + Cellular and iPad mini 3 with Wi-Fi + Cellular later this week. GCI will offer these new iPads with a range of attractive data plans that will allow customers to connect to its ultrafast 4G LTE network. Read more »

GCI Great Alaska Shootout Kicks Off A New Era This Year At Alaska Airlines Center

11/21/2014

Alaska’s largest telecommunications company will ring in a new era of the state’s premier basketball tournament when the GCI Great Alaska Shootout begins on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Alaska Airlines Center. Read more »

GCI Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

11/5/2014

General Communication, Inc. ("GCI") (NASDAQ:GNCMA) today reported performance for the third quarter of 2014, with consolidated revenues of $241 million, adjusted EBITDA of $93 million, and net income of $13 million or $0.30 per share. Read more »

Perfect Attendance Recognition Program Rewards ASD Students

10/29/2014

The Anchorage School District reported today that more than 8,000 middle and high school students achieved perfect attendance in the first quarter of the 2014-15 school year. Read more »

Student Names Anchorage Police Community Car

10/28/2014

On Tuesday, Oct. 28, the Anchorage Police community car dispatched to Aurora Elementary at 1140 hours to learn its new name, Patriot. Read more »

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

10/14/2014

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

10/13/2014

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

10/10/2014

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 »

Fairbanks 1 GIG red internet

10/5/2014

Today 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

10/1/2014

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

Juneau names GCI “Best Telecommunications Company” for 2014

9/30/2014

GCI is proud to have earned the title of “Best Telecommunications Company” in the 2014 Juneau Empire Reader’s Choice Awards, beating out all local and national competition. This award reiterates the commitment that Alaska-based GCI has made to providing Juneau with the latest technology services and the fastest Internet speeds in the state. Read more »

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

9/27/2014

Today 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. This 1-gigabit broadband service will not only be the fastest Internet available in Alaska but will be comparable to the fastest speeds available in the entire United States. Read more »

News Release

9/25/2014

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 joins ATVA

9/18/2014

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 »

Launch LTE Roaming

9/18/2014

General Communication, Inc.’s (GCI, NASDAQ: GNCMA) 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 hosts free event for local community with Tech Quest scavenger hunt downtown

9/17/2014

GCI is excited to bring the Tech Quest scavenger hunt to downtown Fairbanks from 1 – 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5. There will be 19 people named as winners, with prizes ranging from smartphones and tablets, to round-trip Alaska Airlines tickets anywhere the airline flies. Read more »

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

9/16/2014

GCI is excited to bring the Tech Quest scavenger hunt to downtown Juneau from 1 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27. There will be 19 people named as winners, with prizes ranging from smartphones and tablets, to round-trip Alaska Airlines tickets anywhere the airline flies. Read more »

News Release

9/10/2014

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 »

News Release

9/10/2014

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 reaches multi-year deal with Disney networks

8/25/2014

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

8/15/2014

GCI announced its sponsorship of the Anchorage Fire Department’s first pink fire engine, unveiled today at Anchorage Fire Training Campus. Read more »

News Release

7/28/2014

General Communication Inc. (“GCI”)(NASDAQ:GNCMA) announced today 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

7/14/2014

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 »

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

6/9/2014

GCI is hosting a customer appreciation event in Bethel to celebrate the arrival of 3G mobile data speeds. Read more »

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

6/2/2014

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. Read more »

Dillingham store opening

5/22/2014

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

5/15/2014

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 »

News Release

5/13/2014

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 »

News Release

5/9/2014

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 Increases Data Speeds in Bethel

5/8/2014

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. Read more »

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

5/5/2014

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

4/16/2014

As of tomorrow, GCI will offer 200 Mbps re:D service to Internet customers in Kenai and Soldotna, making this the fastest broadband service available in the market. The effort is part of the company’s commitment to be the first to provide one-gigabit Internet service in Alaska. Read more »

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

4/16/2014

As of tomorrow April 17, 2014, GCI will offer 200 Mbps re:D service to Internet customers in Sitka, making this the fastest broadband service available in the market. The effort is part of the company’s commitment to be the first to provide one-gigabit Internet service in Alaska. Read more »

Alaska’s premier telecommunications provider, GCI, announces title sponsorship of Great Alaska Shootout

4/9/2014

A new era begins for the Great Alaska Shootout as GCI, Alaska’s number one telecommunications company and proven community leader, is announced as the premier basketball tournament’s title sponsor. Read more »

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

4/3/2014

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. Read more »

News Release

3/21/2014

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. Read more »

News Release

3/14/2014

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. Read more »

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

3/13/2014

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. Read more »

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

3/11/2014

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. Read more »

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

3/5/2014

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. Read more »

News Release

3/4/2014

The Federal Communications Commission announced that Alaska’s largest telecommunication provider, General Communication, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNCMA), is eligible to receive $41.4 million for rural 3G/4G wireless projects as part of its Tribal Mobility Fund Phase I. More than 37,000 Alaskans across dozens of communities are expected to benefit from the fund, with GCI submitting winning bids to serve 48 communities. Copper Valley Wireless, LLC also received funding for Alaska projects. Read more »

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

2/27/2014

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. Read more »

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

2/27/2014

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. Read more »

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

2/27/2014

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. Read more »

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

2/17/2014

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. Read more »

News Release

2/6/2014

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

2/5/2014

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

2/4/2014

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

2/3/2014

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

1/27/2014

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 »

News Release

1/17/2014

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

12/20/2013

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. Read more »

Gigabit Broadband Coming to Alaska In Anchorage by 2015

12/19/2013

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. Read more »

News Release

12/12/2013

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. Read more »

GCI brings highly anticipated TiVo® service to Ketchikan

10/15/2013

Anchorage, Alaska - GCI now has TiVo’s most advanced home television solution available in Ketchikan. Read more »

News Release

10/11/2013

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. Read more »

GCI brings highly anticipated TiVo® service to Kodiak

10/10/2013

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

GCI brings highly anticipated TiVo® service to Kenai & Soldotna

10/8/2013

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

GCI is revolutionizing residential broadband in Fairbanks

10/3/2013

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. Read more »

News Release

9/17/2013

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. Read more »

News Release

8/17/2013

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

News Release

8/17/2013

GCI (General Communication, Inc.) has brought TiVo’s whole home advanced television solution to Fairbanks, Alaska. With this summer’s launch, GCI becomes the first MSO in North America to offer the TiVo interface on the Pace-built XG1 DVR, which features six tuners and a DOCSIS 3.0 modem. Read more »

GCI Rolls Out Pace Gateway With TiVo On Board

8/12/2013

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

6/10/2013

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. Read more »

GCI TERRA Project Complete in Unalakleet and Shaktoolik

4/24/2013

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 the network in Shageluk to Unalakleet and Shaktoolik. GCI funding for the project was supplemented by a grant awarded by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. Read more »

GCI Issues 2012 Earnings Results

3/6/2013

General Communication, Inc. (“GCI”) (NASDAQ:GNCMA) today reported its 2012 results with revenues increasing to $710.2 million over revenues of $679.4 million in 2011, an increase of $30.8 million or 4.5 percent. Read more »

GCI Launches TiVo Offering

2/21/2013

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, whole home advanced television solution has begun. Read more »

Seattle Mariners & Root Sports Return

2/13/2013

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 »

News Release

2/12/2013

Hundreds of students from across Alaska are gathering in Anchorage to represent their schools at the 29th Annual GCI Academic Decathlon Competition, Feb. 14 – 16 at the Hilton Anchorage Hotel. Read more »

News Release

1/8/2013

General Communication, Inc. ("GCI") (NASDAQ:GNCMA) announced cloud computing services for business customers. Available today, GCI Cloud Services represents a new generation platform, enabling businesses to rapidly provision and deploy computing resources and access data applications anytime, anywhere. Read more »

re:D – Broadband Redefined

12/3/2012

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

News Release

11/9/2012

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 »

TERRA Project Phase 3

10/15/2012

GCI (NASDAQ:GNCMA) announced today that it is moving ahead with the expansion of the TERRA terrestrial broadband network into Northwest Alaska. Read more »

TERRA Operational in 40 Communities

10/10/2012

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. Read more »

TERRA Plan to Deploy in 65 Communities

4/16/2012

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, rural communities in Bristol Bay and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Read more »

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