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Terrestrial Broadband Internet Service Operational In 40 Remote Rural Communities

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- General Communication Inc., (GCI) (NASDAQ: GNCMA) and its wholly owned subsidiary, United Utilities, Inc. (UUI), have delivered terrestrial broadband Internet service to the residents of 40 remote, rural communities in Bristol Bay and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Efforts continue to connect an additional 25 communities to the state's only high-speed broadband terrestrial service in Western Alaska.

In the first week of October, GCI launched its new broadband service in 16 new communities:

Akiachak

Kwethluk

Oscarville

Akiak

Marshall

Pilot Station

Atmautluak

Mekoryuk

Russian Mission

Chevak

Napakiak

Scammon Bay

Hooper Bay

Napaskiak


Kasigluk

Nunapitchuk


 

The high-speed broadband service is available in these communities as a result of TERRA-Southwest, a network established by more than 400 miles of fiber-optic cable and 13 new microwave towers.

Communities that launched high-speed broadband service earlier this year include:


Port Alsworth

Ekwok

Mountain Village

Alakanuk

Grayling

Newtok

Aniak

Igiugig

Nightmute

Iliamna

Koliganek

Nunam Iqua

Kokhanok

Levelock

Platinum

Newhalen

New Stuyahok

Saint Mary's

Nondalton

Emmonak

Toksook Bay

Pedro Bay

Goodnews Bay

Tununak


 

GCI and UUI offer a range of new Internet service plans in these recently launched communities. Download speeds will be eight to 16 times faster than what is available today on similarly priced plans for those served by the satellite-based WISP system. Customers will experience a substantial increase in service quality because TERRA-Southwest eliminates satellite-related latency. For more information about the communities served, new service plans and technical terms, go to gci.com/TERRA.

GCI will post updates on gci.com about service dates and ordering procedures as the deployment progresses.

The next communities scheduled to receive high-speed broadband service are:

Aleknagik

Kipnuk

South Naknek

Anvik

Kongiganak

Togiak

Chefornak

Kwigillingok

Tuluksak

Chuathbaluk

Lower Kalskag

Tuntutuliak

Clarks Point

Manokotak

Twin Hills

Dillingham

Naknek

Unalakleet

Eek

Pitkas Point

Upper Kalskag

Holy Cross

Quinhagak

King Salmon

Shageluk

 

GCI (NASDAQ: GNCMA) is an Alaska-based integrated communications provider and the second largest wireless provider in Alaska. As a pioneer in bundled services, GCI provides local, long distance and wireless telephone, video services, Internet and data communication services throughout Alaska. For more information, visit gci.com. 

SOURCE General Communication, Inc.



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