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GCI launches speedier service for wireless customers in Utqiagvik


GCI, Alaska’s largest communications and technology company, today announced the completion of a wireless service upgrade in Utqiagvik that will increase mobile data speeds for residents of Alaska’s northern-most city. Read more »

GCI promotes Jason Tomberlin to director of GCI Education


GCI, Alaska’s largest communications and technology company, announced today that Jason Tomberlin will be promoted to director of GCI Education, within GCI’s Government, Healthcare & Education team, effective Jan. 16, 2018. Read more »

GCI provides connectivity for 2018 U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships


GCI, Alaska’s largest communications and technology company, is providing connectivity for the 2018 U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships as more than 400 of the nation’s top Nordic skiers and Olympics hopefuls take to Kincaid Park’s trails. Read more »

GCI awards two Alaska Native content creators with fellowship, trip to Hollywood


GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications company, awarded two Alaska Native content creators with the first-ever fellowship opportunity developed in collaboration with the Walter Kaitz Foundation, cable’s nonprofit arm which serves to advance diversity and inclusion throughout the industry. Read more »

GCI reaffirms commitment to internet freedom


In light of today’s Federal Communications Commission vote on net neutrality, GCI – Alaska’s largest telecommunications and technology company – reaffirmed its commitment to internet freedom. Read more »

GCI sponsors 9th Annual Special Olympics Alaska Polar Plunge


More than 1,000 people have registered, so far, for the Ninth Annual Polar Plunge, supporting sports training and competition for Special Olympics Alaska athletes statewide. Presenting sponsor GCI has rallied 50 employees – who have raised $13,000 – to take the plunge. Read more »

GCI offers family-friend fun and giveaways galore at final Great Alaska Shootout


Marking the end of an era, GCI is offering up 50,000 reasons for fans to send the GCI Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament off with a bang. Read more »

GCI sponsors Food Bank of Alaska’s Thanksgiving Blessing


Food Bank of Alaska is leveraging a $10,000 matching donation from GCI to gain substantial community support to feed hungry Alaskans this holiday season. GCI’s donation will support Thanksgiving Blessing in Anchorage, a community-wide event put on in partnership with the faith community. Read more »

Statement from GCI on FOX Programming Issue in Southeast Alaska


On November 8, with no prior notice to GCI and in spite of a long-standing agreement, FOX unexpectedly pulled the Southeast Alaska FOX signal leaving customers in Juneau, Angoon, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Sitka and Wrangell without programming. Read more »

Gareth Wade joins GCI as Nationwide Director of Business Development


GCI today announced that Gareth Wade, an award-winning business leader, has been hired as the nationwide director of business development and will be working out of the company’s Seattle office. Read more »

GCI awarded 2017 CCA Industry Innovation Award for FAA partnership


For its life-saving work improving aviation safety in Alaska, GCI – the state’s largest technology and telecommunications company –was awarded the Competitive Carriers Association’s 2017 Industry Innovation Award. Read more »

GCI, Swedish Medical Center partner to bring life-saving breast cancer screenings to rural areas


GCI, Alaska’s largest communications and technology company with a growing portfolio of clients across the Pacific Northwest, and Seattle’s Swedish Medical Center are working together to deliver breast cancer screenings to women in communities that would otherwise have little-to-no access to this potentially life-saving service. Read more »

GCI Partners with Rackspace to offer cloud technology services


GCI, Alaska’s largest technology and telecommunications company, announced today it will partner with Rackspace, a global leader in cloud computing services, to create innovative new service offerings to serve Alaska customers and expand into new nationwide markets. Read more »

Matt Hultman Joins GCI as New Director of Sales and Marketing for Pacific Northwest


GCI today announced that Matt Hultman is joining the team at the company’s Seattle headquarters as the director of sales and marketing for the Pacific Northwest. Read more »

GCI grant supports Covenant House suicide prevention efforts


Covenant House Alaska, with support from the GCI Suicide Prevention Grant, is using cultural activities to reduce high rates of suicide by helping homeless Alaska Native youth feel more connected to their roots through Southcentral Foundation’s Denaa Yeets’ program. Read more »

GCI launches new 1 GIG red Unlimited internet service


Alaska’s fastest unlimited internet plan available for as low as $99 per month Read more »

iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3 arrive at GCI on Sept. 29


GCI today announced it will offer the new generation iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and Apple Watch Series 3. iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and Apple Watch Series 3 will be available in stores starting on Friday, Sept. 29. Read more »

‘Sources of Strength’ bolsters suicide prevention efforts on Kenai Peninsula


With support from the GCI Suicide Prevention Grant, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District launched an initiative to raise student awareness about suicide prevention strategies through “Sources of Strength,” the nationally-recognized youth suicide prevention program. Read more »

GCI waives fees for calls, texts to Mexico in response to deadly earthquake


ANCHORAGE, Alaska – In response to the devastating earthquake in Mexico, GCI will waive all fees associated with voice calls and texts to the area through Sept. 25. Read more »

GCI celebrates safety milestone


ANCHORAGE, Alaska – GCI is celebrating more than three million hours of safe operations on Alaska’s North Slope and in the Gulf of Mexico, a remarkable achievement for a company that specializes in climbing 300-foot towers, aligning satellite dishes during Alaska’s Arctic winters and maintaining networks on offshore oil rigs. Read more »

GCI waives fees for calls, texts to Florida, other areas in response to natural disasters


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GCI’s Pam Lloyd accepted into Betsy Magness Leadership Institute


Women in Cable Telecommunications announced this week that VP of GCI Government, Healthcare, and Education Pam Lloyd, Ph.D. has been accepted into the upcoming class of the organization’s Betsy Magness Leadership Institute. Read more »

Free calls and texts to Texas in response to Hurricane Harvey


GCI waives fees for calls, texts to Texas in response to Hurricane Harvey Calls and texts can be placed for free though Sept. 15 Read more »

GCI sponsors Seattle-area Acton Children’s Business Fair to support child entrepreneurs


Young entrepreneurs will pitch business and product ideas to a panel of adult judges Aug. 29 during the first-ever Seattle-area Acton Children’s Business Fair, an event sponsored by technology services provider GCI and others. Read more »

GCI funds research to gauge Interior Alaska caribou numbers


GCI, ADF&G partnership enables monitoring of remote caribou herds Read more »

GCI completes heavy construction of 3,300-mile broadband network in rural Alaska


“TERRA ring” completion will provide broadband to more than 45,000 Alaskans in more than 80 communities Read more »

Lori Davey joins GCI as Vice President of Enterprise Markets


Davey to lead GCI Business Enterprise and Midmarket sales teams Read more »

GCI completes critical milestone in construction of TERRA high-speed broadband network


Alaska telecom is only months away from completing $300 million rural infrastructure project. Read more »

GCI Brings First-Ever Wireless Service to the Haul Road


Dalton Highway no longer one of the longest stretches of highway without cell coverage Read more »

More data, lower cost, no overage charges for GCI customers in Bethel, Nome and Kotzebue


GCI rolls out new No Worries plans for rural Alaska hub communities. Read more »

More data, lower cost, no overage charges for GCI customers in Utqiaġvik


GCI rolls out new No Worries plans for America’s northernmost city Read more »

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