GCI is committed to keeping Alaskans connected. Federal funding from the Alaska Plan helps GCI invest in the technology and infrastructure necessary to connect some of the smallest and most-remote communities in the nation. The Alaska Plan, approved in August 2016, secured $152 million of federal funding per year through 2026 to support wireless and internet service upgrades. GCI receives a portion of that funding. Because of the Alaska Plan, Alaska telecommunications companies have been able to improve and expand service in more than 100 rural Alaska communities over the past five years.