Project Type(s): Broadband, Community, and Infrastructure
Project Year: 2011
CDE(s): Lower Brule Community Development Enterprise
NMTC amount: $140,523,585
Total Project Costs: $140,523,585
Installation & Operation of Fiber-Optic & Microwave Broadband Connection: GCI is the largest integrated telecom company in Alaska, having provided cellular service to over 100 rural communities in the past year alone. This project will make broadband available for the first time to over 9,000 households and nearly 750 businesses. GCI will also serve numerous public, non-profit and private community institutions and entities, such as regional healthcare providers, school districts and other regional and Alaska Native organizations. Construction is being managed by United Utilities, Inc. (UUI), and is expected to be completed this year.