GCI Operates Fastest Wireless Data Network in Juneau


Contact: David Morris, GCI (907) 265-5396; dmorris@gci.com


Juneau, Alaska – A recent independent test of GCI’s (NASDAQ: GNCMA) wireless data network service in Juneau shows the company is outperforming competitors in several key areas, including 4G LTE download speeds.

Score Technologies, an independent network testing company, performed an independent competitive drive test in Juneau on August 4-8.  The drive test compared GCI’s 2G/3G/4G network to AT&T’s 2G/3G/4G network and Verizon’s 4G network.

Score Technologies reported that GCI’s Juneau network scored substantially higher than the competition with a 4G LTE average download speed 47 percent higher than AT&T’s 4G LTE and 76 percent higher than Verizon’s LTE.  Additionally, GCI’s average 3G download speed was found to be 30 percent higher than AT&T’s.

“Since our Juneau LTE network was launched in Juneau almost a year ago, GCI has focused on optimizing the data services provided. The results of this independent study prove that we have achieved our goal of a fully engineered, high performance network that will serve as the gold standard for future network enhancements throughout Alaska,” said GCI Senior Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Services Paul Landes. “We recognize the ever-changing nature of the wireless business and are determined to work toward providing our customers with the best, most competitive service possible.”

GCI provides coverage access to more than 95 percent of the state’s population.

GCI is the largest Alaska-based and operated integrated telecommunications provider offering voice, data and video services statewide. Learn more about GCI at www.gci.com/about.