GCI ups internet ante, bringing 1 GIG speeds to Homer

September 7, 2018

Alaska’s fastest unlimited internet plan available for as low as $99 per month

HOMER, Alaska – Gigabit internet has reached “the end of the road,” as noted broadcaster and author Tom Bodett would say. Homer residents now join the more than 77 percent of Alaskans with access to 1 GIG internet speeds on GCI’s cutting edge fiber optic network.

This upgrade brings internet speeds that are 20 times the national average to Homer. Nationally, only 18 percent of Americans have access to 1 GIG internet speeds.

“We’re proud to bring 1 GIG internet to the halibut fishing capital of the world,” said Paul Landes, senior vice president, GCI Consumer Services. “We’ve worked hard to upgrade our services across the board on the Kenai Peninsula this year to ensure a better online experience and improved quality of life for Alaskans.”

Homer joins a growing list of more than 15 Alaska communities with access to 1 GIG speeds, including: Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, Sitka, Juneau, Kodiak, Valdez, Seward, Kenai, Soldotna, Palmer, Wasilla, Anchorage, Fairbanks and Ft. Greely.

GCI customers in Homer will now have access to 1 GIG red Unlimited service, which is available for as low as $99 per month for residential customers who also subscribe to two Simply Unbeatable wireless lines. On its own, 1 GIG red Unlimited internet costs $174.99 per month.

GCI’s Simply Unbeatable plan offers unlimited wireless service, starting at $70 for one line, or two lines for $120.

Customers interested in learning more about GCI’s new 1 GIG red Unlimited internet service can call a customer service representative at 907-265-5400 or 800-800-4800, send an email to rcs@gci.com or visit a GCI retail store.

About GCI

GCI provides data, wireless, video, voice and managed services to consumer and business customers throughout Alaska and nationwide. Headquartered in Alaska, GCI has delivered services for nearly 40 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. GCI is a wholly owned subsidiary of GCI Liberty, Inc. (Nasdaq: GLIBA, GLIBP). Learn more about GCI Liberty at www.gciliberty.com.

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