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GCI and Teck bring high speed broadband to Northwest Alaska’s Red Dog Mine


GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications and technology company, and Teck Resources Limited (Teck) announced today that high-speed broadband internet is now operational at Teck’s Red Dog Operations, one of the world’s largest zinc mines. The groundbreaking partnership between GCI and Teck has also paved the way for expanded internet and wireless service to residents in the Northwest Alaska community of Noatak. Read more »

GCI improves wireless speeds in 15 rural Alaska communities over last three months


GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications and technology company, launched improved wireless service in seven new communities over the past six weeks, bringing the total number of local upgrades to 15 in the last three months. Read more »

Liberty Interactive and GCI Liberty Announce Completion of Transactions


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. & ANCHORAGE, Alaska--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Liberty Interactive Corporation (to be renamed Qurate Retail Group, Inc., but herein referred to as “LIC”) (Nasdaq: QVCA / QRTEA, QVCB / QRTEB) and GCI Liberty, Inc. (“GCI Liberty”) (Nasdaq: GLIBA, GLIBP) announced the completion of LIC’s previously announced acquisition of GCI Liberty (formerly General Communication, Inc. or GCI) and series of transactions that effected the split-off of GCI Liberty. Read more »

Liberty Interactive and GCI Liberty Announce Completion of Auto Conversion, Reattribution and Expected Closing of Transactions


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. & ANCHORAGE, Alaska--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Liberty Interactive Corporation ("LIC") (Nasdaq: QVCA, QVCB, LVNTA, LVNTB) and GCI Liberty, Inc. ("GCI Liberty") (Nasdaq: GNCMA / GLIBA, GLIBP) today announced that GCI Liberty has effected the automatic conversion (the “auto conversion”), as of 4:21 p.m., New York City time, today, of each share of its GCI Liberty Class A-1 and Class B-1 common stock into (i) 0.63 of a share of GCI Liberty Class A common stock and (ii) 0.2 of a share of GCI Liberty Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (the “preferred stock”). Read more »

GCI celebrates Alaska-tough leadership on International Women’s Day


In celebration of International Women’s Day today, GCI is recognizing Rebecca Markley, a standout leader who played a critical role in the completion of GCI’s TERRA network, the massive telecommunications infrastructure project constructed across some of the toughest terrain in Alaska to deliver high-speed broadband internet service to 45,000 Alaskans in 84 remote communities. Read more »

GCI, Alaska Business Development Center partner to bring tax help to underserved communities


GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications and technology company, is partnering with the Alaska Business Development Center to bring tax assistance to underserved, low-income rural residents through the Volunteer Tax and Loan Program. Read more »

GCI Reports Fourth Quarter 2017 Financial Results


GCI Liberty, Inc. (“GCI”) (NASDAQ: GNCMA) formerly known as General Communication, Inc. announces its results for the fourth quarter and year-end 2017. Read more »

GCI launches CloudFlex® SD-WAN as a managed service to empower businesses to focus on what they do best | GCI


GCI, a communications and digital services provider (DSP) in the Pacific Northwest, announced the launch of CloudFlex® SD-WAN, an easily configurable, cloud-based networking solution that empowers businesses across the U.S. to spend less time managing complex networking technology and more time focusing on their core business. Read more »

GCI hires Jim Steele as Director of GCI Government


GCI, Alaska’s largest communications and technology company, announced today that Jim Steele has been hired as director of GCI Government, within GCI’s Government, Healthcare & Education team. Read more »

The Alaska Ski for Women is a whole lot safer this year


GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications and technology company, is providing in-kind support and reliable wireless connectivity for the 2018 Alaska Ski for Women in Anchorage’s Kincaid Park, an area previously known for spotty coverage and limited data availability. Read more »

Ambitious GCI projects improve customer connections across Alaska


Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to keep all Alaskans connected, GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications and technology company, has completed several local upgrades in recent weeks that are bringing faster wireless speeds and more reliable internet service to some of Alaska’s smallest and most remote communities. Read more »

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 »

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