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"There’s the rural divide, and then there’s Alaska. While operators work to bring broadband to remote parts of the contiguous U.S., [GCI has] practically moved mountains to make sure the Last Frontier isn’t just served, but super-served."

– Cablefax

Alaska Peninsula

Connecting the Aleutians with fiber

High-speed fiber will help close the digital divide. GCI constructed an 800+ mile subsea fiber system to connect Kodiak, along the south side of the Alaska Peninsula, to Unalaska. The project delivers urban-level service and reliability for the first time to the communities of Unalaska, King Cove, Sand Point, Akutan, Chignik Bay, Larsen Bay, Chignik Lagoon, Chignik Lake, Cold Bay, False Pass, Ouzinkie, and Port Lions. Service launched in Unalaska in March 2023.

AU Fiber Project

Southwestern Alaska

Urban-level connectivity for the YK Delta

Equal access. In partnership with Bethel Native Corporation, GCI is extending fiber internet service to Bethel and surrounding communities by way of Dillingham under the AIRRAQ Network project. Atmautluak, Kasigluk, Nunapitchuk, Quinhagak, Tuntutuliak, and Kwethluk will also receive fiber connectivity, getting most of Southwest Alaska on a fiber footprint — and off the TERRA network.

AIRRAQ Network

Northern Alaska

Dual-fiber, high speed access to the North Slope

$44 million. GCI is the nation's premier provider of arctic connectivity. We brought best-in-class LTE technology to Alaska's North Slope with a redundant fiber network that delivers connectivity to Alaska's oil fields. Spanning from Kuparuk to Point Thomson, this dual-fiber network supports advancing oilfield data requirements and improves overall operations. GCI will launch 5G on the North Slope in 2023.


South central Alaska

Alaska's first 5G network

The nation's northernmost 5G experience. Throughout summer of 2020, GCI wireless customers experienced major upgrades in Anchorage as we ramped up 5G. Since launch, wireless customers from Girdwood to the Mat-Su Valley have benefited from faster data speeds, improved coverage, and better voice quality — even in office buildings and convention centers.

5G for Business

South central Alaska

Port of Alaska Fiber Build

High-speed fiber-optic connectivity to the Port of Alaska. 90% of the goods and products that Alaskans use pass through this port, which includes everything from gasoline and heating oil to most of what can be found in grocery stores. In addition, the port is one of only 19 commercial ports in the U.S. designated as a Department of Defense Strategic Seaport, due to its vital role in supporting overseas deployments. GCI’s investment of more than $600,000 resulted in the installation of 3.5 miles of fiber optic cable to the Port, enabling it and nearby businesses to take advantages of GCI’s high-speed connectivity.


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Rural Western Communities


84 Alaska communities connected. This example of next-generation connectivity is a 3,300-mile hybrid fiber-optic and microwave network, serving more than 45,000 people off the road system. Creating TERRA (Terrestrial for Every Rural Region in Alaska) was a monumental logistical and environmental feat, connecting health corporations, school districts, Alaska Native organizations, and other vital entities in rural Alaska.

Nationwide Connections

Subsea fiber backhaul to the Lower 48

GCI operates and maintains a fiber optic cable system that runs undersea from Juneau to Seattle, connecting Alaska to the Lower 48 and bringing significant telecom capacity to the state.


Data Security

Anchorage Data Center

The largest in Alaska. Our 10,000-square-foot facility brings together data center technologies and services in a redundant and secure location and includes 24/7/365 monitoring and service availability of 99.99%, backed by a service availability guarantee.


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