GCI expands 4G LTE footprint in Ketchikan, hosts community celebration

September 27, 2016

Ketchikan customers to enjoy faster speeds and improved coverage


One year after bringing 4G LTE coverage to Ketchikan, GCI is expanding its coverage area by adding three new cell towers to the Ward Cove, Saw Mill and Cranberry Road areas, which now completes a 10-site cellular coverage area. The additional towers are expected to bring increased wireless speeds and faster download speeds to GCI customers in Alaska’s most southeastern city.


“At GCI, we’re dedicated to providing Alaskans with the best and fastest communication services available, and that’s why we continue to invest in network upgrades in Ketchikan and across the state,” said Paul Landes, GCI’s senior vice president general manager, consumer services. “With the 4G LTE expansion, our Ketchikan customers will experience faster wireless speeds for downloading, streaming multimedia and enjoying other online activities whether they are fishing off of Clover Pass or hiking around Ward Lake.”


With the faster 4G LTE speeds and improved coverage, GCI’s Ketchikan customers can expect improved coverage and overall wireless experience. The additional service towers allow customers more opportunities to connect on GCI’s wireless network, the largest in Alaska.


GCI  will celebrate its LTE expansion with a free customer appreciation barbecue that will be held from noon – 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Plaza Mall parking lot in front of the Ketchikan GCI store at 2417 Tongass Ave.  The event will feature free food and beverages in addition to a live radio remote with Ketchikan Radio Center, door prizes and GCI swag giveaways. Event attendees will have a chance to win a Samsung Tab 4 as well as the latest in Apple products, including a new iPhone 7 and Apple TV. In addition, customers will receive 5,000 Alaska Airlines Miles for adding a new service.


About GCI

GCI delivers communication and technology services in the consumer and business markets. Headquartered in Alaska with additional locations in the U.S., GCI has delivered services for more than 35 years to some of the most remote communities and in some of the most challenging conditions in North America. Learn more about GCI at www.gci.com/wireless.


Media Contact:

Heather Handyside, GCI
907-301-3481, hhandyside@gci.com