GCI brings 4G LTE service to Ketchikan

August 19, 2015

Celebratory community barbeque to be held Aug. 21

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Today, GCI announced the arrival of its 4G LTE service in Ketchikan. GCI customers who already have LTE-capable smartphones will automatically begin to receive the benefits of the upgraded network at no additional cost.

GCI customers in the Ketchikan area will now be able to enjoy 4G LTE speeds. Plus, the addition of three new cell sites before the end of 2015 will provide expanded coverage spanning a larger geographic area. Customers will continue to have the benefits of the GCI network, the largest wireless network in Alaska, which is dedicated to offering the best coverage in the state, as well as improved roaming coverage nationwide. This upgrade is part of GCI’s ongoing commitment to provide Alaskans with the best and fastest communication technology available.

“GCI’s new LTE service covers Mountain Point to Clover Pass. While we were out fishing this summer, my wife was able to upload all of her pictures and videos to social media in just seconds right from the boat. That is something that would not have been possible before,” said GCI Ketchikan Store Manager Perry Allen. “Like me, I am sure our customers will appreciate the speed and availability of our new 4G LTE service”.

In honor of its customers and to celebrate the arrival of 4G LTE in Ketchikan, GCI will host a barbeque at its Ketchikan store Friday, Aug. 21, from 
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The menu will feature products made in Alaska such as reindeer sausage dogs, chips and drinks.

For a limited time, GCI is also offering 5,000 Alaska Airlines Miles for each new line activated. GCI customers who do not currently have an LTE-capable smartphone can take advantage of special introductory pricing on the Samsung Galaxy S6. UpgradeNow gives customers an option to upgrade to a new smartphone or tablet with no down payment and no interest for the term of the financing agreement. In addition, GCI has a contract buyout offer for anyone who is under contract with another wireless provider. Customers are invited to take advantage of these offers at the GCI retail store in Ketchikan, located at 2417 Tongass Ave #104.

More information about GCI is available at www.GCI.com.  

About GCI

GCI is the top provider of voice, data and video services in Alaska, through which consumers can experience entertainment everywhere. GCI is also the leading provider of communications services to enterprise customers, particularly large enterprise customers with complex data networking needs. The Alaska-based company is dedicated to providing the best in communication services, including the state’s largest wireless network, high-speed broadband, digital cable television and local telephone services. The company offers more than 1,300 TurboZone locations statewide to provide customers with more high-speed wireless capabilities. The Alaska-based company continuously supports community efforts, contributing to nonprofit organizations across the state. More information about GCI can be found at www.gci.com.

Liz Baker
Thompson & Company PR