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Heather Handyside
GCI, Director of Corporate Communications
2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000; Anchorage; AK 99503
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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 pub¬¬¬¬lic 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 »

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

3/15/2018

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

3/12/2018

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

3/9/2018

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

3/8/2018

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

3/8/2018

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

3/7/2018

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

2/27/2018

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

2/12/2018

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

2/5/2018

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

2/2/2018

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 »

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