Internet and Cell Service Offer for Students and Teachers

Alaska Communications – Free internet for students and teachers who are not connected already through the end of the school year. Visit www.alaskacommunications.com/homeoffer to sign up.

Alaska Power & Telephone – AP&T has notified customers they will be waiving all data overage fees through April 30th to support students accessing educational content, customers working from home and increased media consumption. Contact Bryant Smith at 800.982-0136 (office), 907-242-1349 (cell), and Bryant.s@aptalaska.com.

Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative (ASTAC) – To support children and working families at home, ASTAC is offering a credit for up 50 GB of free internet usage for those on our metered usage plans for the month of April. All eligible Home Internet10 customers should submit their request for an April Internet usage credit for up 50 GB of free Internet via this online form: https://www.astac.net/astac-covid-19-relief-credit/

KPU Telecommunications, Ketchikan - KPU will increase residential fiber customers speeds to a minimum speed of 30M/30M so that Work from Home and Remote Learning is more accessible to our customers, without causing their bill to increase. KPU Will charge no overages on any internet plan for residential or business. https://www.kputel.com/

Matanuska Telephone Association - MTA stands ready to offer support to students and educators in our service area as they implement distance learning initiatives by giving them temporarily upgraded service with no increase to their monthly bill. https://www.mtasolutions.com/residential/internet/elearning-enablement/

Copper Valley Telecom – CVT is working with the school district to identify children who do not have internet at home so CVT can provide free internet.


Until May 31, 2020, GCI is offering the following options to Alaskans:


For Households with that Currently have GCI Internet Service Statewide

Alaskan households that currently have GCI Internet plans can receive a free upgrade to the next level plan for no additional cost through May 31, 2020. Customers can call GCI or visit MyGCI to upgrade. The purpose of this upgrade is to support customers who may be working from home, have household members in school, and provide greater connection for those who are social distancing in the coming days and weeks.

For Households Without GCI Internet Service

Because it is critical for Alaskans to have access to information in the coming weeks and months, GCI has a special offer for households that don’t already have GCI internet service. GCI is offering entry-level cable modem internet plans for free, where available, until May 31, 2020.

For K-12 Students and Educators

GCI is working directly with the Department of Education and Early Development and the Alaska Council of School Administrators to help get Internet connectivity to K-12 students and educators who may not currently have access. GCI is offering the entry-level plan with Wi-Fi equipment to students and teachers for free until May 31, 2020 and are waiving credit checks and deposits for service and equipment.

Cellular Wireless Service for Low-Income Families

GCI also offers Lifeline services for eligible customers who meet the federal qualifications. Lifeline is a federal program that provides wireless service for handheld devices for $1 per month. More information can be found at https://www.gci.com/mobile/lifeline.

“We applaud the efforts and the leadership of Commissioner Michael Johnson and the Department of Education and Early Development team in ensuring that we all work together, along with all School District Superintendents, and Dr. Lisa Parady, Alaska Council of School Administrators, to create a comprehensive statewide online education program in record speed,” said Vice President of GCI Corporate Strategy for Government, Healthcare, and Education Dr. Pam Lloyd. “It’s a massive effort, and GCI is happy to provide free connectivity for K-12 students and their teachers, to ensure students can continue their education from home. We hope our support is one small piece that helps ensure that the home-based learning is successful for students, teachers, families, and school districts across Alaska.”

GCI is committed to keeping employees, customers and families safe and connected during the COVID-19 situation.

Learn more about GCI’s response at https://www.gci.com/covid-19.