Category Archives: Broadband & Internet

The Future of Super-Fast Internet

In its early days, the web was accessed in homes via a dial-up connection that topped out at 14.4 Kbps – enough speed to download the equivalent of one mp3 song to a single device in a little over an hour. Today, almost every home in America has access to internet speeds well over 100 […]

The State of Internet in America in 2017

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to take a step back and do a status check on the progress and achievements of America’s broadband networks. And when looking at the state of America’s internet connectivity and speeds, the accomplishments are quite remarkable. Though the United States is one of the least […]

GCI Makes Telehealth as Easy as Regular Healthcare in Rural Alaska

For city and suburban dwellers, receiving medical treatment at a healthcare facility is an easy task that we take for granted. We have hospitals nearby, doctor’s offices and urgent care clinics within an hour from our homes, and ambulances have no problem reaching us within a reasonable timeframe. But for those who dwell in rural […]

Internet Speeds Continue to Climb Across the U.S.

We all know that the web is getting faster every year. But sometimes we don’t believe it until we see actual data demonstrating just how fast our internet networks have become. According to the latest State of the Internet report from Akamai, average peak connection speed in the United States continues its impressive progress and […]

Was Your DVR Used in a DDoS Attack?

This past September, KrebsOnSecurity, a website dedicated to news and information on internet security, was struck by a record breaking denial of service attack. A month later, a similar attack took place against Dyn, an internet infrastructure company. Soon after, NCTA produced a helpful graphic explaining how a DDoS attack like the ones that struck […]

FCC Measuring Broadband Report Delivers High Marks for Cable ISPs

Last week, the FCC released its Measuring Broadband America (MBA): Fixed Broadband Report. The annual analysis looks at consumer fixed broadband performance in the United States by benchmarking connectivity and analyzing how the internet has changed or improved over the last year. The report gave high marks to U.S. ISPs, especially cable-based providers, showing improvements in speed […]

GCI’s 1 GIG Red: Bringing Alaska to the Cutting Edge of Connectivity

What would you do if you had gigabit internet speed in your house? GCI, Alaska’s largest internet service provider, posed this question in 2015 to the residents of Anchorage, Alaska, in a fun contest that had neighborhoods competing to receive gigabit speeds in their homes — a first for consumers in the state. The neighborhoods […]

Good Wi-Fi Makes Happy Internet Users

The latest Morning Consult survey shows that 84 percent of respondents use Wi-Fi when connecting to the internet at home. It seems sort of obvious. How else would the dozens of web devices we’ve all come to rely on connect to the internet? Everything from tablets to smart dog dishes rely on Wi-Fi to stay […]

How GCI is Connecting Arctic Alaska to the Rest of the World

Imagine walking outside of your home knowing that you can’t get to your neighboring town, or even the nearest hospital, without hopping on a plane. That scenario is a reality for a great number of native Alaskans, especially those living in the remote regions of the state. But for many, high speed internet is about […]