GCI launches third 5G-capable wireless site in Juneau
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Wireless 5G service is expanding in Alaska capital city! GCI, Alaska’s largest telecom provider, recently upgraded its third 5G-capable wireless site in Juneau, extending the latest in wireless connectivity to the city’s Lena Point, Mendenhall Valley and Lemon Creek areas. GCI has invested approximately $3.3 million in its Juneau 5G deployment, so far, and expects to turn up more sites by the end of the year.
GCI was the first provider to launch true 5G NR service in Alaska when it turned up 5G service in Anchorage in 2020 and continues to strengthen its 5G footprint in additional communities.
“We’re excited to grow our 5G wireless footprint in the state’s capital,” said GCI Senior Staff Program Manager Chris Galipeau. “Our team has been working steadily for the past three years to bring 5G to more Alaskans in more communities. Now, in addition to Juneau, GCI has also made substantial 5G investments in Anchorage, Eagle River, Fairbanks, Girdwood, Palmer and Wasilla.”
Each 5G-capable site is outfitted to utilize GCI’s low-band and mid-band radio spectrum, driving major improvements in speed and coverage, particularly in-building coverage.
For more information about GCI and its 5G network, visit https://www.gci.com/mobile/5g.
Headquartered in Alaska, GCI provides data, mobile, video, voice and managed services to consumer, business, government, and carrier customers throughout Alaska, serving more than 200 communities. The company has invested more than $4 billion in its Alaska network and facilities over the past 40 years and recently launched true standards-based 5G NR service in Anchorage, now the nation’s northernmost 5G service area. Learn more about GCI at www.gci.com. GCI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Broadband Corporation (Nasdaq: LBRDA, LBRDK, LBRDP). Learn more about Liberty Broadband at http://www.libertybroadband.com.