CGI launches Alaska's first Gigabit service

Thursday 17 September 2015 | 23:22 CET | News
Alaskan ISP General Communication (GCI) has claimed a first with the launch of the state's first 1 Gbps internet service, '1 GIG red' in Anchorage. GCI will be launching 1 GIG red across its entire Anchorage cable modem system, in contrast to other companies that only deliver top speeds to selected neighborhoods. At the same time, GCI is upgrading all other red Internet markets in Alaska, the Mat-Su, Juneau, Fairbanks, Kenai/Soldotna, Sitka and Ketchikan, to speeds up to 500 Mbps, versus the current red speeds of up to 250 Mbps. GCI plans to bring 1 GIG red to more Alaska communities in 2016

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