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GCI announces expansion of high-speed internet in Northwest Alaska

  • Author: Lisa Demer
  • Updated: June 23, 2016
  • Published June 21, 2016

GCI announced on Tuesday that it is expanding its high-speed internet service to 10 additional communities in the Northwest Arctic Borough and Norton Sound areas.

The broadband service — GCI's Terrestrial for Every Rural Region in Alaska or TERRA network – provides high-speed data streaming that the company says will allow high-quality video conferencing in schools and health care settings.

The technology for the project is being developed through Ericsson, a technology and communications company that has worked with GCI for 10 years.

Under the latest expansion, Buckland, Kiana, Noorvik, Selawik, Koyuk, Elim, Golovin, White Mountain, Stebbins and St. Michael will have access to high-speed telecommunications through TERRA by the year's end, GCI said.

They join 72 other rural communities from Akiachak to Unalakleet that already receive the service, according to GCI.

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