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GCI delivers terrestrial broadband in 40 remote Alaska communities
Announced Date: 10/11/2012 Published Date: 10/11/2012

General Communication (GCI) and its wholly owned subsidiary United Utilities (UUI) have delivered terrestrial broadband Internet service to the residents of 40 remote, rural communities in Bristol Bay and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta in Alaska.

Efforts are continuing to connect an additional 25 communities to the high-speed broadband terrestrial service in Western Alaska.

In the first week of October 2012, GCI launched its new broadband service in 16 new communities as a result of TERRA-Southwest, a network established by more than 400 miles of fibre optic cable and 13 new microwave towers.

GCI and UUI offer a range of new Internet service plans in these recently launched communities. Download speeds are 8 to 16 times faster than what is available on similarly priced plans for those served by the satellite-based WISP system.