Monsterâ„¢ Names GCI Top Telecommunications Retailer for 2014

February 10, 2015

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – GCI, 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. GCI was presented with the prestigious award on January 7, 2015 at the Monster Retailer Awards and Concert, held at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas last month during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

In October, GCI began carrying Monster’s high-performance products to provide Alaska customers with the highest level of sound quality for their mobile devices. GCI offers a variety of audio accessories and products from Monster including SuperStar™ portable speakers and PowerCard™ portable chargers as well as several of the company’s critically acclaimed headphone lines, such as Monster DNA™, NTune™ and iSport™ fitness headphones.

The Monster Retailer Awards and Concert is an annual event held during CES. The company recognizes and honors individuals and partner retailers in various categories, factoring in sales growth, highest percentages of total Monster product sales and dollars-per-store sales. This year, the event featured a musical performance by The Steve Miller Band.

“At GCI, we are always looking for new technology to bring Alaskans, and in 2014 Monster gave us the chance to do just that,” said GCI Senior Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Services Paul Landes. “GCI is proud to receive this award, which is a reflection of our customers’ desire for the latest and greatest in technology products and services as well as our dedication to creating success for our business partners like Monster.”

For a full list of Monster products offered at GCI retail stores and through the customer call center, visit /wireless/accessories.

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 Monster

For the past 35 years, Monster has been a catalyst for innovation and big ideas. Discovering that cables in hi-fi systems influenced the sound, Head Monster Noel Lee developed Monster Cable — an immediate hit. Monster engineered the sound of Beats® headphones, and has since become the world's leading manufacturer of high-performance headphones, all featuring Pure Monster Sound™ technology. Today, the company offers advanced connectivity solutions for professional musicians, home entertainment, computing, mobile and gaming, as well as high performance AC Power and conditioning products. Monster continues to lead in innovation with Monster having been granted over 500 Patents and 100 patents pending worldwide, offering more than 5,000products in over 160 countries. Monster® also prides itself in helping those who are in less-than-fortunate circumstances through Monster Cares. Above all, Monster does what it does Because The Music Matters.

Contact: 
Greg Klimek, GCI 907-868-0847; gklimek@gci.com