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GCI Increases Data Speeds in Bethel


ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 8, 2014 -- General Communication, Inc. ("GCI")(NASDAQ:GNCMA) expanded 3G wireless services to Bethel with recent cell tower upgrades completed by Alaska Wireless Network. Extended coverage to nine nearby villages is expected later this year. GCI successfully secured the $2.2 million in federal funding for the project from the Federal Communications Commission.

"GCI is dedicated to providing the best wireless service to our customers in Bethel and across Alaska. Increased speeds provided by these upgrades will allow GCI customers with existing data plans to have an improved experience right away," said GCI Senior Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Services Paul Landes.

GCI wireless customers in the region with 3G or LTE capable devices will experience immediate benefits at no additional cost. The network upgrade provides customers improved data speeds, audio and video streaming and mobile web browsing.

Nearby villages to be upgraded to 3G services later this year include: Tuluksak, Akiak, Akiachak, Kewthluk, Atmautluak, Kasigluk, Nunapitchuk, Napaskiak and Napakiak. For a detailed map of GCI wireless coverage in Alaska, visit http://www.gci.com/wireless/coverage.

GCI is the largest Alaska-based and operated integrated telecommunications provider offering voice, data and video services statewide. Learn more about GCI at www.gci.com/about.

SOURCE: General Communication, Inc. (GCI)

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