GCI has committed $2 million in 2021 in direct donations, in-kind services, and products to Alaska organizations.
APU will use the donation to administer the GCI Donovan Walsh Scholarship, which will award ten scholarships to students based on need.
Shirley Mae Springer Staten has been selected as the recipient of the GCI 5G Trailblazer Award—an award that recognizes an outstanding member of the Anchorage community who embodies the trailblazer spirit and demonstrates a commitment to making people feel more connected.
Here is a look at some of Alaska’s businesses that are doing good for their communities.
NBC “American Ninja Warrior” competitor Nick Hanson, known around the state as the Eskimo Ninja, will stream a series of live, at-home workouts on GCI’s Facebook page to promote activity and mental health while Alaskans are staying in their homes and practicing social distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
To support Alaskans who are working from home, adopting new social-distancing behaviors, and managing students who are home from school due to closures, GCI announced special packages to support Alaskans’ expanding need for connectivity at home.
Supporting Alaska’s maritime industry, GCI is wrapping up the first phase of a project to deliver fiber optic connectivity to the Port of Alaska in Anchorage and laying the groundwork to extend that service to other shipping stakeholders in the area.
Local crews and tower climbers from across the nation have converged on Anchorage to help GCI launch the nation’s northernmost 5G service in 2020.
GCI crews recently finished upgrading equipment at forty-two microwave sites in Western Alaska to bring more capacity to the region and enable GCI to better manage and optimize network traffic.
The 2019 GCI Suicide Prevention Fund will distribute more than $100,000 to nine recipient organizations this year, funding suicide prevention programs across Alaska.