GCI launches speedier service for wireless customers in Utqiagvik

January 12, 2018

Faster speeds enable users to watch videos, stream music and more

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – GCI, Alaska’s largest communications and technology company, today announced the completion of a wireless service upgrade in Utqiagvik that will increase mobile data speeds for residents of Alaska’s northern-most city.

The recent upgrade enhances voice and messaging capabilities for GCI wireless customers in Utqiagvik and enables users to more easily browse the internet and stream music and watch videos.

“This project is another example of GCI’s long-standing commitment to improve service for rural communities in Alaska,” said Martin Cary, senior vice president and general manager, GCI Business. “Access to faster wireless service opens up a realm of new opportunities for GCI’s business customers and provides a significantly-improved mobile experience for our consumer customers in the community.”

This improvement is the latest milestone in GCI’s commitment to increase its wireless footprint across Alaska and provide improved service for customer statewide. Since 2014, GCI has invested more than $150 million in its wireless network which serves more than 240 communities. GCI’s wireless network is the largest in Alaska, with more than 97 percent of Alaskans living within GCI’s wireless footprint.

GCI plans to roll out wireless service upgrades in several other rural Alaska communities in the coming months.

About GCI

GCI is the largest telecommunications and technology company in Alaska, providing data, wireless, video, voice and managed services to consumer and business customers for nearly 40 years. Headquartered in Anchorage with a growing list of regional offices and customers across the nation, GCI has delivered innovative services and solutions 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

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