Over 80% of Alaskans have access to GCI’s fiber network offering blazing speeds, affordable plans, and unlimited data
ANCHORWing., May 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — GCI is bridging the digital divide Alaska with new consumption plans that are often Faster compared to those offered by the Internet Service Providers of the Bassa 48. From of Alaska from the largest urban centers to remote rural hubs, GCI residential customers in communities connected to GCI’s fiber optic backbone can now enjoy Internet speeds of 2.5 gigabytes (that’s 2,500 Mbps!). Customers on GCI’s top tier plan aren’t the only ones who benefit. In fact, GCI has increased speeds by All its residential Internet plans available in those areas and is tripling the number of unlimited data options for customers with GCI+.
GCI has always been the leader in speed Alaskalaunching 1Gig in 2015, 2Gig in 2021 and now scaling up to 2.5Gig in 2023. Thanks to GCI’s strategic investment in its network over the past 40 years, more than $4 billionSpeeds of 2,500 Mbps are available in communities across the state: Anchorage, Eagle River, Eielson AFB, FairbanksFort Greely, Fort Wainwright, Girdwood, Homer, Juneau, kenai, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Kotzebue, First name, North Pole, Palmer, Petersburg, Seward, Sitka, Soldotna, Unalaska, Valdez, Wasilla. Even the small remote town of Wrangell Alaska2,055 inhabitants, will have access to speeds of 2.5 gigabytes.
“GCI is bringing internet speeds to 2.5 gigabytes a of Alaska state capital, its largest city, remote Aleutian fishing communities, and everything north of the Arctic Circle in one fell swoop,” said GCI Chief Communications Officer Heather Handyside. “And with faster speeds, we know our customers will want more unlimited data options. Guess what, Alaska? We have that too!”
Combine GCI+ of Alaska fastest internet and unlimited mobile service with plans starting at just $99.99 per month. Speed upgrades and unlimited usage are available at three additional tiers.
The company plans to roll out the service in two additional communities, King’s Bay AND Point of sand, by the end of 2023 through its Aleutian Fiber Project and nine other communities in the region over the next few years. GCI, in partnership with Bethel Native Corporation, also plans to bring the new service to 10 Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta communities as part of the AIRRAQ Network project.
“The good news keeps coming for our Aleutians Fiber Project communities,” said GCI Director of Rural Affairs Jennifer Nelson. “When we first announced the project in 2020, we promised to deliver internet speeds of 1 gig, then it was 2 gig and now we have got internet speeds of 2.5 gig! When broadband comes to the region , people will not only be able to access all it offers and have the world at their fingertips, but they will also be able to bring themselves, their culture, their experiences and their economies to the rest of the world. .”
In 2021, GCI was among the first providers in the nation to commit to bringing 10 gigs to their customers. The launch of the 2.5GB Internet service is GCI’s latest step towards 10GB in the coming years.
Based in AlaskaGCI provides data, mobile, video, voice and managed services to consumer, enterprise, government and carrier customers worldwide Alaska, serving more than 200 communities. The company has invested more than $4 billion in his Alaska network and facilities for the past 40 years and recently launched a true standards-based 5G NR service in Anchorage, now the northernmost 5G service area in the nation. Learn more about GCI at www.gci.com. GCI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Broadband Corporation (Nasdaq: LBRDA, LBRDK, LBRDP). Learn more about Liberty Broadband at http://www.libertybroadband.com.
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