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GCI Provides Connectivity for 2018 U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships

Races begin Jan. 3, 2018 and continue through Jan. 8, 2018.


Tyler Kornfield, one of the competitors in this year's U.S. Cross Country Ski Champioships.

Image courtesy of GCI

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – GCI, Alaska’s largest communications and technology company, is providing connectivity for the 2018 U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships as more than 400 of the nation’s top Nordic skiers and Olympics hopefuls take to Kincaid Park’s trails.
GCI is the sole LTE provider in the heart of Kincaid Park, and is supplementing its Gold-level financial sponsorship of the event with communications support for race officials, including seven GCI phones and three MiFi mobile hotspots.
“It’s not often that Alaska has an opportunity to host an event like this and see so many of the nation’s top skiers in person,” said GCI Chief Marketing Officer Kate Slyker. “GCI is proud to support the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships and provide crucial technological support for the race. And we wish all the competitors the best of luck as they vie for a spot in next month’s Olympics.”
GCI launched 4G LTE service in Anchorage’s Kincaid Park in July 2017 with the completion of a new stealth tower, disguised as a spruce tree to fit seamlessly into the park’s scenic landscape, adding reliable wireless coverage in the area.
The 2018 U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships begin Jan. 3 and continue through Jan. 8.
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