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GCI's media contact:

Heather Handyside
GCI, Director of Corporate Communications
2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000; Anchorage; AK 99503
907-301-3481 cell | hhandyside@gci.com

GCI ups internet ante, bringing 1 GIG speeds to Homer

9/7/2018

HOMER, Alaska – Gigabit internet has reached “the end of the road,” as noted broadcaster and author Tom Bodett would say. Homer residents now join the more than 77 percent of Alaskans with access to 1 GIG internet speeds on GCI’s cutting edge fiber optic network. Read more »

GCI joins growing list of carriers across nation providing wireless emergency alerts to customers

8/24/2018

From earthquakes to tsunamis, Alaskans are no strangers to the prospect of natural disasters. GCI wireless customers will now receive enhanced messages through the national Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system, allowing them to be alerted of imminent threats to safety or life. Read more »

GCI Suicide Prevention Grant contributes $130,000 to fund 10 programs statewide

8/23/2018

The 2018 GCI Suicide Prevention Grant, administered by the Alaska Community Foundation, will distribute over $130,000 to 10 recipient organizations this year, funding programs that are contributing to necessary suicide prevention efforts across Alaska. GCI continued the program after the success of its 2017 Suicide Prevention Grant. Read more »

GCI to deliver 1 GIG internet speeds to even more Mat-Su residents

8/15/2018

More than 1,700 Mat-Su homes will gain access to lightning-fast 1 GIG internet speeds, as GCI expands its fiber network into the Meadow Lakes area. The $4 million project covers 60 square miles and brings Meadow Lakes residents the same speeds they would enjoy in major metropolitan areas, like Los Angeles or Atlanta. Read more »

New Samsung Galaxy Note9 Coming Soon to GCI Customers

8/14/2018

The next-generation Samsung smartphone will be available soon in GCI stores across the state. The Galaxy Note9 is optimized for productivity and entertainment with the best in battery life, storage, speed, gaming, multi-tasking, and more on any Note device yet. The new Galaxy Note9 will be available to customers on Alaska’s largest LTE network on Friday, August 24. Read more »

GCI customers get a boost from LTE service in downtown Sitka

8/14/2018

SITKA, Alaska – GCI customers in Sitka are enjoying new, lightning-fast LTE wireless service on Alaska’s largest wireless network. Recent upgrades to two GCI wireless sites in the downtown area mean faster service—even inside buildings—over a broader coverage area that extends from SeaMart to Jamestown Drive and includes the airport and downtown harbors. Read more »

Three Parks Highway communities get wireless service boost

7/27/2018

Alaskans can now more easily share their adventures from Denali’s doorstep as GCI completes network upgrades in one of the state’s most-popular outdoor recreation areas. Read more »

Alaskans will finally know, in real time, who caught the biggest fish

7/16/2018

Alaskans heading to the Kenai River to fill their freezers this week will notice faster service and a wider coverage footprint thanks to GCI LTE wireless network upgrades in the Cooper Landing area. The upgraded service will enable GCI customers to easily share the stunning turquoise views along the Kenai River and resolve Alaska’s continuous conundrum – who caught the biggest fish? Read more »

Annual refueling project lifts off for GCI’s TERRA network

7/10/2018

This summer, GCI-deployed specialty helicopters will make approximately 220 trips to remote towers in Western Alaska to ensure GCI’s TERRA network can deliver high-speed broadband to rural communities in the region for the next 18 months. Read more »

GCI claims three 2018 Best of Alaska Business Awards

7/2/2018

GCI announced today it is the recipient of three 2018 Best of Alaska Business Awards for Best Place to Work 250+, Best Corporate Citizen and Best Managed IT Service Provider as voted by Alaska Business magazine readers. Read more »

GCI’s $25,000 donation will increase trail awareness, safety

6/29/2018

Navigating Anchorage’s trail system – from the scenic Turnagain Arm views along the Coastal Trail to the Chester Creek Trail’s commuter thoroughfare, and beyond – can be daunting for even an experienced traveler. GCI’s recent $25,000 donation to the Anchorage Park Foundation to construct and install a large wayfinding sign at the Coastal Trail’s Kincaid Park Chalet trailhead will make that experience a little easier. Read more »

GCI awards scholarships to 70 Alaska students

6/26/2018

Seventy Alaska students have each been awarded a $2,000 scholarship from GCI for their tuition and books during the next academic year. The 2018 GCI Scholarship Program is a $140,000 investment in Alaska’s next generation of leaders. Read more »

C-SPAN Bus visits Alaska June 18-27 in partnership with GCI

6/12/2018

C-SPAN, the Washington, D.C.-based public affairs network, in coordination with GCI, is heading to Alaska June 18-27, the network's first extended visit to the state in 22 years, as part of the network's 14-month 50 Capitals Tour. Read more »

GCI waives fees for calls, texts to Guatemala in response to deadly volcanic eruption

6/4/2018

In response to the deadly eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano, GCI will waive all fees associated with voice calls and texts to the country through June 15. Read more »

GCI upgrades Whittier wireless service just in time for summer

5/24/2018

As another busy Alaska tourism season begins, Whittier is better connected than ever before. GCI recently finished a number of improvements in the community, including the launch of 4G LTE service. Read more »

Alaska’s suicide prevention efforts get $100K boost from GCI

5/9/2018

Programs aiming to reduce Alaska’s suicide rate will receive thousands of dollars of funding this year through the GCI Suicide Prevention Grant Program. GCI has donated an additional $100,000 to the program in 2018 in response to the success of its 2016 grant. Read more »

GCI launches upgraded wireless data service in Unalaska

4/3/2018

Unalaska, the nation’s most-productive fishing port, now has access to wireless data service with the completion of GCI’s long-anticipated network upgrades in the community. Read more »

GCI to award $140,000 in scholarships to Alaska students

4/2/2018

GCI is committed to developing Alaska’s next generation of leaders and today announced a $140,000 statewide scholarship program for Alaska students who are pursuing secondary education. Read more »

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