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Three Parks Highway Communities Get Wireless Service Boost

Alaska’s Railbelt better connected as GCI finishes network upgrades




TALKEETNA, AK—Alaskans can now more easily share their adventures from Denali’s doorstep as GCI completes network upgrades in one of the state’s most-popular outdoor recreation areas.

The launch of GCI’s enhanced, high-speed data service in Talkeetna, Trapper Creek and Petersville gives residents and visitors the capability to watch videos, listen to music, access the internet, and use their favorite social media apps on their smartphones.

“GCI is committed to improving the quality of wireless service for our customers and expanding our wireless footprint across Alaska,” said Greg Klimek, vice president, GCI Wireless Marketing. “That’s why GCI built Alaska’s largest wireless network. Upgrading data service in these communities adds another level of convenience and safety for Alaskans.”

These upgrades mark the latest milestones in GCI’s commitment to increase its wireless footprint across Alaska and provide improved service for customers statewide. Since 2014, GCI has invested more than $180 million into its wireless network, which serves over 240 communities. More than 97 percent of Alaskans are within GCI’s network.

GCI has improved or expanded service in more than 25 communities, so far, in 2018. GCI will launch wireless service and internet upgrades in more Alaska communities in the coming months.


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