Wrangell Fiber Optic Outage and Resolution

As a result of the earthquake that hit Southeast Alaska on January 5, 2013, GCI lost both fiber optic connections to Wrangell. This affected most of GCI’s services including internet and cable. We kept the public updated to the progress via a Facebook site – http://www.facebook.com/GCIAK.

Here are some articles that were published about this outage and GCI’s successful resolution.

http://www.kstk.org/2013/01/11/gci-ship-to-repair-earthquake-damaged-fiber-optic-cables/

http://capitalcityweekly.com/stories/013013/ae_1093833840.shtml

http://www.wrangellsentinel.com/story/2013/01/10/news/75-quake-shutters-local-gci-customers/811.html?m=true

http://www.wrangellsentinel.com/story/2013/01/17/news/cable-ship-works-on-gci-lines-in-zimovia-strait/848.html

http://www.sitnews.us/0113News/011213/011213_wrangell.html