News Release

September 10, 2014

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA GCI is continuing its quest to re:DEFINE broadband in Alaska by upgrading its re:D service to up to 250 megabits-per-second download speeds (Mbps) and 10 megabits-per-second upload speeds. These upgraded broadband speeds are now available in most re:D service areas, including Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan, Mat-Su Valley, Sitka. With speeds up to 250 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload, GCI offers the fastest, most reliable broadband data services in Alaska. This improvement also brings GCI another step closer to providing one-gigabit broadband service to Anchorage in 2015. With broadband speeds up to 250 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload, GCI re:D customers will have the chance to:

  • Download 10 songs in about 2 seconds
  • Upload 200 photos in about 7 seconds
  • Download one HD movie in just over 2 minutes

“In December 2013, we promised Alaska that we would bring one-gigabit broadband speeds to the state. Offering broadband speeds as fast as 250 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload is just part of GCI’s commitment to offer the fastest broadband speeds to Alaskans,” said GCI Senior Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Services Paul Landes. “We’re enhancing our service to meet our promise to deliver the best communications and entertainment experience in Alaska.” Customers will receive the upgraded speeds at no additional cost. re:D service is available for residential as well as enterprise customers. Learn more about GCI’s re:D broadband at, or call 800-800-4800. About GCIGCI 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 1,200 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

Shahid Butt, GCI; 907-868-0692;