Anticipated GCI Network Outages in Rural Communities.

GCI Communications Corp. (GCI) customers may experience intermittent service and outages in rural communities for a few days starting on August 11, 2010, due to a wayward satellite interrupting communications services.  The Regulatory Commission of Alaska regulates intrastate telecommunications (local and long distance) services.  Generally, telephone utilities are required to clear out-of-service trouble reports within two to five days in accordance with 3 AAC 52.280; however, this satellite outage is beyond the utility's control and is lasting less than five days. 

For more information about the outages, please visit this link or go to GCI's website.

Date Issued: 8/9/2010