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GCI, Nushagak Cooperative partner on new infrastructure buildout


GCI and the Nushagak Electric and Telephone Cooperative (NETC) recently announced a partnership to deliver faster internet speeds and higher data capacity to residents and businesses in Southwest Alaska. Read more »

GCI expands wireless footprint on Alaska’s North Slope


Well over 500,000 barrels of oil are produced on Alaska’s North Slope each day. That number is expected to grow even more as new developments in the western regions prepare to come online, and GCI will be there, providing access to technologies, including LTE wireless services, for the facilities and the people who work there. Read more »

GCI donates $5,000 to Red Cross of Alaska in support of wildfire relief


GCI announced today a $5,000 donation to the Red Cross of Alaska in support of the organization’s tireless efforts supporting Alaskans impacted by the ongoing Swan Lake and McKinley Wildfires. Read more »

GCI Suicide Prevention Fund contributes $108,800 to fund nine programs statewide


The 2019 GCI Suicide Prevention Fund, administered by the Alaska Community Foundation, will distribute more than $100,000 to nine recipient organizations this year, funding suicide prevention programs across Alaska. This is the third year that GCI has supported the grant program. Read more »

GCI features Covenant House Alaska as monthly spotlight partner


GCI is donating $15,000 in cash and in-kind contributions this month to support Covenant House Alaska’s continued mission to help each young person who walks through its doors to move forward positively with their lives and break the cycle of homelessness. Read more »

Galaxy Note10 available to GCI customers starting August 23


GCI customers will soon be able to purchase Samsung’s newest smartphone, the Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy Note10+. The new devices are available for pre-order beginning August 8. Read more »

GCI awards $100,000 in scholarships to 50 Alaska students


Fifty Alaska students from communities across the state will receive $2,000 apiece in the 2019-2020 academic year through the GCI Scholarship Program in partnership with the Alaska Community Foundation. The program, launched more than 20 years ago and seeded with $100,000 of scholarships in 2019, was developed to help grow Alaska’s next generation of leaders. Since the program’s inception, GCI has awarded $6 million in scholarship funds to hundreds of Alaska students attending accredited colleges and vocational/trade schools across the country. Read more »

GCI supports Alaska Zoo’s education, conservation programs and more


As the Alaska Zoo celebrates 50 years of providing care for orphaned and injured wildlife, GCI is donating $25,000 in cash and in-kind contributions to support its continued mission. The support will help the Alaska Zoo continue to care for wildlife, promote education and conservation programs and provide a place for children and families to see and learn more about Arctic animals. Read more »

GCI wins three 2019 Best of Alaska Business Awards


GCI today announced it is the recipient of three 2019 Best of Alaska Business Awards for Best Place to Work 250+, Best IT Provider and Best Corporate Citizen as voted by Alaska Business magazine readers. Read more »

GCI partners with global technology leader Ericsson to deliver first 5G service to the Last Frontier


GCI (NASDAQ: GLIBA, GLIBP), Alaska’s largest telecommunications company, announced today a partnership with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to build the nation’s northernmost 5G network in Anchorage, the state’s largest city. Read more »

GCI’s Stephanie Nichols selected for Marshall Memorial Fellowship


GCI’s Stephanie Nichols has recently been selected from a field of approximately 1,000 U.S. applicants for the prestigious Marshall Memorial Fellowship for 2019-2020. The Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF) is the German Marshall Fund’s (GMF) flagship leadership development program and was created in 1982 to introduce a new generation of European leaders to the United States. It now prepares leaders from both sides of the Atlantic for transatlantic relations. GMF selects fellows from all 50 U.S. States and across 39 European countries. Read more »

GCI GWeN group supports Alaska Run for Women through participation, volunteerism


GCI volunteers, in partnership with Alaska Airlines, handed out water this past weekend at the Alaska Run for Women as participants ran, walked and jogged past Westchester Lagoon. In addition to volunteering and providing connectivity to race officials, several members of the GCI Women’s Network (GWeN) ran in this year’s race to raise money and awareness to combat breast cancer and promote women’s health. Read more »

International roaming rates reduced for GCI customers traveling to Canada, Mexico


GCI is making sure its customers can stay connected no matter where they travel in North America over summer vacation — and at a more affordable price. New agreements with industry roaming partners mean that talk, text, and data costs have decreased for GCI customers traveling through Canada and Mexico. Read more »

GCI supports Camp Fire Alaska’s rural programs across the state


Every child should have the opportunity to discover the best in themselves and others in a fun, safe learning environment. Camp Fire Alaska, with support from GCI, strives to provide those opportunities, helping kids find their spark, lift their voice and discover who they are. This year, GCI is providing a $28,000 cash and in-kind contribution to support Camp Fire’s rural programs throughout the state. Read more »

GCI expands offerings, introduces PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly’s PeopleTV Network


Effective today, GCI TV customers now have access to PeopleTV, a network featuring two of the top celebrity brands across the country – PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly. This new offering will be available on GCI Channel 85 in urban markets and GCI Channel 87 in outer markets. Read more »

GCI supports USO Alaska during Military Appreciation Month


In recognition of Military Appreciation Month, GCI is supporting USO Alaska and its mission to connect service members with family, home and country throughout their service to our nation. GCI provides internet connectivity to USO Alaska, enabling the organization to provide its important programs and services to military families. Read more »

GCI sponsors UAF Business Leader of the Year award ceremony


GCI is the Connectivity Sponsor of this year’s UAF Business Leader of the Year Award ceremony, recognizing Fairbanks-area business leaders who demonstrate exceptional leadership, business accomplishments, community involvement and educational support. This year’s award recipient is Jim Dobson, President and CEO of the Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation. Read more »

GCI’s RJ Gallegos honored at Red Cross Real Heroes Breakfast


GCI Field Technician RJ Gallegos was honored earlier this week by the American Red Cross of Alaska at the 20th Annual Real Heroes Breakfast. Gallegos was nominated for the award for his life-saving efforts in July 2018 while responding to a request to resolve a cable TV issue. Read more »

GCI, Wilson Center deliver Arctic, national security-focused dialogue to Alaskans


Globally, eyes are looking north as sea ice continues its decline in the Arctic. Russia is expanding its commercial and military presence along the Northern Sea Route; China is increasingly active as they advance their “Polar Silk Road” strategy; and non-Arctic states are increasingly engaged in the region. This new and dynamic Arctic presents pressing challenges and opportunities for the United States as it addresses its newest ocean landscape — a fourth national and open coastline. Read more »

GCI, Cook Inlet Tribal Council celebrate 2019 Native Youth Olympic Games


For the ninth consecutive year, GCI is a proud sponsor of the Native Youth Olympic Games (NYO) to be held in Anchorage April 25-27. The $25,000 contribution supports the 49th year of the premiere event that celebrates athleticism and Alaska Native culture. Each year, more than 2,000 youth from over 100 communities around the state participate. NYO is GCI’s Spotlight Partner for the month of April. Read more »

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