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Delta Discovery: GCI connects rural communities to Alaska's largest wireless network

In 2014, Alaska’s largest telecommunications company brought increased connectivity and new entertainment options to more than a dozen rural communities in Alaska with the expansion of its wireless network footprint and popular TiVo service. GCI is now present in more than 200 communities statewide, with coverage reaching more than 95 percent of the state’s population.

Among many network improvements in 2014, GCI turned up 3G wireless service in rural communities including Akiak, Akiachak, Atmautluak, Bethel, Kasigluk, Kotzebue, Kwethluk, Napakiak, Napaskiak, Nome, Nunapitchuk, Tuluksak and Unalakleet. These network upgrades deliver improved mobile data speeds, giving customers faster audio and video streaming, web browsing and more. Furthermore, cellular service is now available in Yakutat, Minto and Manley Hot Springs for the first time, connecting the communities to Alaska’s largest wireless network with 2G/Edge wireless speeds. In addition to these network upgrades, GCI opened two new retail stores in Bethel and Dillingham.

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