With GCI connectivity, the Mat-Su is among the nation’s most-connected regions
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications company, is making big investments in the Wasilla and Palmer areas, keep Alaskans on the cutting edge of connectivity. From the launch of 2 gig internet speeds in late 2021 to the deployment of 5G wireless technology, the Mat-Su isn’t just one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, it’s also among the best connected.
By the end of 2022, GCI will have invested more than $19 million in its Mat-Su 5G deployment, with more wireless upgrades expected in the area in 2023.
“We’re thrilled to bring 5G service to even more of our Mat-Su customers—it just makes sense to bring the fastest mobile speed to the fastest-growing area of the state,” said GCI Chief Marketing Officer Kate Slyker. “GCI’s substantial investment in the Mat-Su in recent years is helping ensure our telecommunications infrastructure is primed and ready to support the continued growth of Palmer, Wasilla and the surrounding area.”
Work on GCI’s 2022 Mat-Su 5G build will ramp up in the coming months as crews upgrade equipment on wireless towers to support the expansion of 5G service. Each 5G-capable site is outfitted with specialized equipment 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.