June 23, 2020
More than 75% of Alaskans have access to 1 GIG internet speeds through GCI
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – PCMag.com has, for the fifth-straight year, named GCI Alaska’s fastest ISP! GCI set a new record in 2020, clocking in with a 134 PCMag Speed Index (PSI) score – a roughly 30 percent increase over last year.
“It’s an honor to be recognized as Alaska’s fastest ISP for the fifth year running,” said GCI Chief Customer Experience Officer Maureen Moore. “With more Alaskans than ever before working from home and attending school remotely, access to fast, reliable internet is crucial.”
GCI is the largest provider of 1 GIG connectivity in Alaska, providing 1 GIG access to more than 75% of Alaskans across the state — many of which are considered rural or remote by most national standards. GCI developed a series of short, quirky videos to better illustrate just how far off the beaten path some of Alaska’s 1 GIG communities can be.
To determine a provider’s PSI score, PCMag incorporates 80 percent of the download speed with 20 percent of the upload speed, based on results from PCMag’s speed test tool. ISPs must receive a minimum of 100 different tests to be considered.
GCI provides data, mobile, video, voice and managed services to consumer and business customers throughout 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.