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GCI TERRA Project Complete in Unalakleet and Shaktoolik



           GCI TERRA Project Complete in Unalakleet and Shaktoolik

Construction Underway to Expand Broadband Network to Nome and Kotzebue

PR Newswire

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 24, 2013

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GCI (NASDAQ:GNCMA) announced
today that it completed a significant portion of the expansion of the TERRA
terrestrial broadband network into Northwest Alaska. Phase 1 of the
TERRA-Northwest (TERRA-NW) initiative, which includes the installation of five
new microwave towers and three remote repeaters, connects the network in
Shageluk to Unalakleet and Shaktoolik. GCI funding for the project was
supplemented by a grant awarded by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska.

"GCI is proud to add Unalakleet and Shaktoolik to the list of rural Alaska
villages that will benefit from the increased capabilities provided by the
TERRA network," GCI president and CEO Ron Duncan said. "GCI's investment in
TERRA reflects our continuing commitment to rural Alaska." 

Terrestrial broadband services to residential customers are available in
Unalakleet today. Services in Shaktoolik will be available this summer.

Construction has already started on Phases 2 and 3 of TERRA-NW. Phase 2 is a
135-mile span between Shaktoolik and Nome including three remote repeaters and
one village microwave site. Phase 3 is a 205-mile span between Shaktoolik and
Kotzebue, including 5 remote repeaters and one village microwave tower. GCI
anticipates construction to Nome to be complete by the end of 2013 and
construction to Kotzebue to be complete by the end of 2014.  Like Phase 1,
Phases 2 and 3 will be constructed and owned by Unicom, a wholly owned
subsidiary of GCI. 

"The importance of Phases 2 and 3 cannot be overstated as they will enable
future expansion to communities throughout the Northwest Arctic," Duncan said.
"Several years ago, GCI envisioned creating a terrestrial broadband network as
an alternative to satellite-delivery. I am happy to report that this vision is
quickly becoming a reality."

TERRA-NW connects to TERRA-Southwest, a terrestrial middle mile project
connecting 65 remote communities in Bristol Bay and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
TERRA-Southwest is a hybrid fiber optic cable/microwave system that
terrestrially connects rural Alaska to the Internet Gateway in Anchorage.

Visit http://terra.gci.com for more information. Follow @terragci on Twitter.

About GCI

GCI is the largest telecommunications company in Alaska. The company's cable
plant, which provides voice, video, and broadband data services, passes 80
percent of Alaska households. GCI operates Alaska's most extensive
terrestrial/subsea fiber optic network, which connects not only Anchorage but
also Fairbanks, and Juneau/Southeast to the lower 48 states with a diversely
routed, protected fiber network. The company's satellite network provides
communications services to small towns and villages throughout rural Alaska.
GCI is in the process of constructing Alaska's first truly statewide mobile
wireless network, which will seamlessly link urban and rural Alaska for the
first time in the state's history.  More information about the company can be
found at www.gci.com.

The foregoing contains forward-looking statements regarding the company's
expected results that are based on management's expectations as well as on a
number of assumptions concerning future events. Actual results may differ
materially from those projected in the forward looking statements due to
uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside GCI's control

SOURCE GCI

Website: http://www.gci.com
Contact: David Morris, GCI (907) 265-5396 or dmorris@gci.com
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