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GCI Wins Five Global IT Awards

GCI’s 1GIG service named IT Project of the Year


General Communication Inc. (GCI), Alaska’s largest telecommunications provider, announced today that it won four gold awards and one silver award in the Network Products Guide Information Technology World Awards competition. GCI’s 1GIG red service received particular acclaim by being named IT Project of the Year, winning a gold medal in the Products and Services for U.S.A. category and winning a silver award in the Innovations in IT category.

“GCI worked hard to bring 1 gigabit services to Alaska,” said Ron Duncan, GCI president and CEO. “ The 1GIG red service brings our customers the fastest Internet service that is available for consumers. To be recognized among the top innovators in the nation and to be named IT Project of the Year speaks to the remarkable efforts of our team to serve Alaskans every day.”

Since GCI introduced its 1GIG service in Anchorage last September, it has added the service to the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Juneau, and will launch 1GIG red in Fairbanks on June 10.

Along with the accolades to GCI’s 1GIG red service, the company also won a gold award in the Customer Service Team of the Year category and Social Media Impact category for GCI’s social media campaign to help victims of the record-setting 2015 Alaska wildfires.

About the Network Products Guide
Every year, Network Products Guide honors the industry’s leading and most original new products, services and technologies in its IT World Awards. GCI joins the list of honorees that include some of the most forward-thinking and well-known national brands in the industry, like Dell Inc., Samsung Electronics and Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. The full list of winners is available at www.networkproductsguide.com/world.

About GCI
GCI delivers communication and technology services in the consumer and business markets. Headquartered in Alaska with additional locations in the U.S., GCI has delivered services for more than 35 years 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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