Hometown 5G is an investment of millions of dollars in Anchorage alone — paving the path for innovation that can help Anchorage become more energy efficient, spur economic growth, and provide an improved quality of life.
What’s better than experiencing our new and improved network? Earning 5,000 Alaska Airlines miles for doing it. Switch to GCI now to take advantage of this limited time offer.
Plus, you’ll earn one Alaska Airlines mile for every dollar you spend on GCI services.
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We’re going all in to bring Anchorage the Hometown 5G experience it deserves. We’ve made comprehensive upgrades so you get an improved network wherever you are, whenever you need it.
When we upgraded our network, we designed it for everyone to get a better experience.
Whether you have an LTE phone or a new 5G device, our new network provides better in-building coverage and more than 5x faster download speeds.
In general, the newer your phone the better your mobile experience will be.
With unprecedented mobility, accessibility and reliability, the potential enterprise applications and benefits of 5G are endless.
Anchorage is our hometown, so it made sense for us to launch 5G here first. Just as we did with 1 GIG red, we plan to expand our 5G service to other fiber-served areas in the state, though no timeline is set.
The electromagnetic frequencies used for 5G are part of the radio frequency spectrum that has been extensively researched in terms of health impacts for decades. Over 50 years of scientific research has already been conducted into the possible health effects of the radio signals used for mobile phones, base stations, and other wireless services including frequencies planned for 5G.
The data from this research has been analyzed by many expert review groups. Weighing the whole body of science, there is no evidence to convince experts that exposure below the guidelines set by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) carries any known health risks.
For more information about the studies of 5G and safety, visit https://www.gci.com/mobile/5g/responsibility
*Disclaimer: To enjoy a true 5G experience requires a 5G-capable phone. GCI’s network improvements leading up to 5G will enable consumers using newer 4G LTE phones to experience significant service improvements—including up to 5.87x faster download speeds than our previous LTE network—even without a 5G phone. The newer your 4G LTE phone, the more noticeable the performance improvements will be. However, customers with a 5G phone will have a slightly improved experience over 4G. In the near future, as we transition to standalone 5G, the distinction between 4G LTE and 5G device performance will become very distinct.