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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 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 »

GCI employees set company volunteerism record


Whether through financial contributions, grants, in-kind donations or scholarships, GCI has a long history of supporting the causes and organizations that serve our customers. That culture of giving is bolstered by GCI employees throughout the state and in the Lower 48, who set a new company volunteerism record in 2018. Read more »

GCI launches Voice over LTE wireless service in Anchorage


GCI customers in Anchorage are experiencing improved wireless service throughout the city with the introduction of GCI’s new Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service. GCI’s VoLTE service delivers higher-quality voice and data service to wireless customers in Anchorage and enables seamless transitions between Voice over Wi-Fi and the cellular network. Read more »

Five new wireless sites extends GCI lightning-fast LTE service across Sitka


From the ferry terminal to Whale Park, Sitkans are enjoying greatly expanded LTE service with the addition of five new local sites – four along Halibut Point Road and one on Sawmill Creek Road. Read more »

GCI helps ease impact of government shutdown for federal employees


GCI customers who work for the federal government and are affected by the partial shutdown can now set up payment plans for GCI services for the duration of the event. Read more »

GCI’s Paul Landes wins statewide award for extensive philanthropic efforts


In recognition of his extraordinary efforts to support Alaska’s non-profit community, the Alaska Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals has named GCI Senior Vice President of Consumer Services Paul Landes as the organization’s 2018 Outstanding Philanthropist. Read more »

GCI’s Heather Handyside promoted to Vice President of Corporate Communications and Community Engagement


GCI, Alaska’s largest technology company, recently promoted Heather Handyside to Vice President of Corporate Communications and Community Engagement (CCCE) within the company’s Legal and Policy department. In her new role, Handyside and the CCCE team will bring even greater focus and intensity to GCI’s external messaging on policy issues. Read more »

GCI waives fees for data, calls and texts to those affected by Alaska earthquake, supports regional chapter of American Red Cross


In response to the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Alaska Friday morning, GCI will waive additional usage fees associated with voice calls, texts and data for wireless and home phone customers who live in the affected areas of Anchorage, Eagle River and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. Read more »

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