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Press Release: Terrestrial Broadband Internet Service Operational In 40 Remote Rural Communities

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 10, 2012 -- 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
Akiak
Atmautluak
Chevak
Hooper Bay
Kasigluk
Kwethluk
Marshall
Mekoryuk
Napakiak
Napaskiak
Nunapitchuk
Oscarville
Pilot Station
Russian Mission
Scammon Bay

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.

Read the full press release.