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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 »

GCI sponsors event helping Alaska’s young professionals ‘Level Up’


As part of an ongoing effort to support professional development opportunities for young Alaska leaders, GCI is sponsoring the 2019 Young Professionals Summit which will be attended by more than 200 Alaskans this weekend in Anchorage. Read more »

GCI continues its support for 61st Annual Beaver Round-Up


For everything from basketball and outhouse races to movie nights and cook-offs, hundreds of Southwest Alaska residents are gathering in Dillingham this week for the 61st Annual Beaver Round-Up. GCI, a longtime sponsor of the event, has donated $2,000 and a technology prize for this year’s festivities. Read more »

GCI partners with ASAA for 2019 March Madness Alaska


This month, just in time for March Madness, GCI is shining a spotlight on Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA), a statewide organization that directs, develops and supports Alaska’s high school interscholastic sports, academic and fine arts activities. GCI contributed $100,000 to the Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA) for the 2018-19 school year and is the organization’s official Technology Sponsor. Read more »

GCI Celebrates 10 Years of Galaxy Innovation with Samsung’s Newest Premium Smartphone: Galaxy S10


GCI announced plans to make the new Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e available to customers starting on Friday, March 8. The Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e will be available in Prism Black, Prism White and Prism Blue. The Galaxy S10+ will also be available in two, all-new, premium Ceramic models: Ceramic Black and Ceramic White. GCI customers can preorder Samsung’s newest smartphone beginning at 8:01 p.m. AKST on Feb. 20. Visit a local GCI store, call 1-800-800-4800, or go to for more details. Read more »

GCI and Alaska Business Development Center partner to provide tax help to rural Western Alaska communities


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

GCI announces recipients of 2019 nonprofit partnership program


Today, GCI announced the recipients of its 2019 philanthropy campaign – 12 nonprofit organizations that work to improve the lives of Alaskans across the state. Each of the 12 nonprofits will be highlighted by GCI during a monthly “spotlight” campaign that includes promotional signs and digital displays at GCI’s 30+ retail stores, features on GCI social media channels and promotion on iHeart radio stations. Read more »

GCI to award $100,000 in scholarships to Alaska students | GCI


As part of its effort to help cultivate Alaska’s next generation of leaders, GCI has committed $100,000 to the next round of its statewide scholarship program. Fifty students will each receive a $2,000 scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year. Funds from the GCI Scholarship Program can be used for tuition and books. Read more »

New website offers enhanced experience to GCI Business customers | GCI


Placing themselves in the shoes of Alaska business owners, GCI teams have taken a new and innovative approach to linking customers up with the products and services that best-suit their needs with the launch of a completely revamped website and customer experience. Read more »

GCI helps American Heart Association celebrate healthy hearts in February | GCI


GCI is making a $10,000 contribution to the American Heart Association (AHA) this month to support AHA’s important mission and to encourage Alaskans to take care of their hearts. Read more »

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