GCI Completes Phase 1 of Microwave Project

April 25, 2013
Alaskan cable operator GCI (NASDAQ:GNCMA) says it has completed Phase 1 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...
Alaskan cable operator GCI (NASDAQ:GNCMA) says it has completed Phase 1 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. 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. 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 five 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.