Alaska telecommunications company GCI is in the midst of a multi-million dollar project to improve communication services in rural and often under-served communities. The project brings high-speed Internet as well as more reliable phone and long-distance service to 72 communities in Alaska. The project allows communities previously served only by satellite connections new access to higher bandwidth Internet communications, which opens the door for video conferencing and other uses. It also means less latency, or delays in transferring data, and increased reliability.
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