With GCI's Hometown Advantage enjoy: Data speeds 2X faster than AT&T
and 75% fewer dropped calls than AT&T

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Unmatched speed — and it isn't even close

Buckle up, Anchorage: GCI's download speeds clock in at 2X the speed of AT&T and our network has 75% fewer dropped calls. Get the best in mobile, with GCI.

Comparison numbers based on SCORE Technologies report.

Terms and conditions apply. Speeds based on download speeds in September 2020 drive tests in the Anchorage Bowl, excluding Elmendorf, JBER, Ft. Richardson. Learn more

Anchorage Download Speeds: 2X Faster than AT&T

Hometown 5G: Built for everything you love

Do more with Alaska's first 5G network

2X Faster download speeds

Third party research proves GCI has faster download speeds than AT&T in Anchorage.1

Reliable Service

Count on 75% fewer dropped calls than AT&T, as verified by a third party research group.1

Superior coverage

Enjoy better coverage than ever before on our improved mobile network.

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Anchorage — we have you covered

We went all in...We’re going all in to bring Anchorage the Hometown 5G experience it deserves. This means comprehensive network upgrades — so you get an improved network wherever you are, whenever you need it.

See our 5G coverage map

Turning Alaska from the Last Frontier to the First Frontier

Hometown 5G is an investment of millions of dollars in Anchorage alone — paving the path for innovation that can help Anchorage become more energy efficient, spur economic growth, and provide an improved quality of life.

How 5G serves Alaska's economy

Is your phone ready for GCI’s new and improved network?

The newer your phone, the better your mobile experience will be.

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From the Field to the Office

5G has the power to significantly change the future of business

With unprecedented mobility, accessibility and reliability, the potential enterprise applications and benefits of 5G are endless.

Frequently Asked Questions

5G NR (New Radio) is the global standard for a unified 5G wireless air interface. Others have declared premature victory by way of their evolutionary steps toward 5G, but these were not true 5G networks. 5G Evolution is not 5G NR.

Anchorage is our hometown, so it made sense for us to launch 5G here first. Just as we did with 1 GIG red, we plan to expand our 5G service to other fiber-served areas in the state, though no timeline is set.

At this time, your unlimited plan is your unlimited plan, and having a 5G capable device on our 5G network will not affect your rates. There may be future products and services yet to be created that could fall under different rate structures.

The electromagnetic frequencies used for 5G are part of the radio frequency spectrum that has been extensively researched in terms of health impacts for decades. Over 50 years of scientific research has already been conducted into the possible health effects of the radio signals used for mobile phones, base stations, and other wireless services including frequencies planned for 5G. 

The data from this research has been analyzed by many expert review groups. Weighing the whole body of science, there is no evidence to convince experts that exposure below the guidelines set by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) carries any known health risks.

For more information about the studies of 5G and safety, visit https://www.gci.com/mobile/5g/responsibility

Terms and conditions and additional charges and fees may apply. Comparison with AT&T based on SCORE Technologies drive tests conducted in September 2020 in Anchorage. Results do not include Elmendorf, JBER, Fort Richardson, or areas outside the Anchorage Bowl, and data speeds are based on average download throughput. Drive test results are based on outdoor cell reception. Individual data speed results vary based on many factors including but not limited to device type, terrain, and number of users on the network. View GCI’s service terms and conditions athttps://www.gci.com/about/terms-conditions/mobile/wireless-service.

To enjoy a true 5G experience requires a 5G-capable phone. GCI’s network improvements leading up to 5G will enable consumers using newer 4G LTE phones to experience significant service improvements — including up to 5.87x faster download speeds than our previous LTE network — even without a 5G phone. The newer your 4G LTE phone, the more noticeable the performance improvements will be. However, customers with a 5G phone will have a slightly improved experience over 4G. In the near future, as we transition to standalone 5G, the distinction between 4G LTE and 5G device performance will become very distinct.