Beginning October 24, Alaskans must dial the 907 area code before all calls to other Alaska numbers, even within local communities.
Bridging the Digital Divide in Alaska: GCI’s Rebecca Markley Leads Team Team Building 800-Mile Subsea Fiber Project
With boots on the ground, community meetings planned, and surveys and data analysis in progress, GCI’s AU-Aleutians Fiber Project is well underway.
These upgrades are part of an effort to improve connectivity in seventeen rural Alaska communities through GCI’s 2021 Alaska Plan buildout.
“Alaskans, in general, have been quick to adopt new technologies, especially when it comes to connectivity, and 1 gig internet has been no different,” says GCI Chief Marketing Officer Kate Slyker.
The facility serves as a safe space for women and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes.
The EBBP, a temporary program the FCC announced earlier this year, will provide internet to qualifying households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic.
GCI Supports National Efforts to Transition to 10-Digit Dialing, Launch 3-Digit Suicide Prevention Lifeline
To lay the groundwork for the life-saving service, the Federal Communications Commission has directed connectivity providers nationwide to require 10-digit dialing for all calls by October 24, 2021.
Burnett will serve as a resource for local community members for the duration of the ambitious $58 million high-speed internet project.
GCI has committed $2 million in 2021 in direct donations, in-kind services, and products to Alaska organizations.
The partnership will provide the residents of both communities access to 1 Gigabit internet speeds like those in Anchorage and Fairbanks.