As you fly over the Kobuk river, the new GCI tower can be seen from the air. At around 100 feet tall, it’s one of the tallest structures in the village.
With the FCC’s new “Alaska Plan,” a GCI rep says, “Alaska carriers will be able to… bring Alaskans the kind of service that people in the Lower 48 take for granted.”
GCI anticipates the expansion to Red Dog Mine and Noatak to be completed in 2017.
“There will be no delays. There will be vivid, vibrant colors, and it will be immediate, interactive sharing of data and information back and forth between people,” says GCI’s Heather Handyside.
Alaska telecom company GCI says residents of Nome and Unalakleet should receive an upgrade to 3G service in the next few days.
AT&T is planning for a 4G cellular network in Nome; GCI plans to roll out 3G service in Nome and Unalakleet by Dec. 15.
Cell service from GCI was interrupted in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and Gambell this week, and while it’s been restored in the YK Delta, service remained out in Gambell as of Thursday.
Alaska telecom company GCI says it’s preparing to roll out a 3G cellphone network in mid-October—the first of its kind in Nome—with 3G service expanding to Kotzebue and Unalakleet by mid-November.
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