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Alaska Communications Divests Wireless Business

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Feb 2, 2015, 2:44 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e

Alaska Communications today said it has finalized the sale of its wireless business to General Communication Inc. The deal was first announced in December 2014. Alaska Communications said it will use proceeds of the sale to pay down debt and strengthen its balance sheet. Alaska Communications offered LTE 4G and 3G service in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau. For the time being, all Alaska Communications' customers and services have been transferred to General Communication Inc, which will continue to operate the wireless business. Alaska said customers shouldn't experience any immediate changes to their service. Alaska Communications will focus only on its broadband business moving forward.

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bones boy

Feb 3, 2015, 12:50 AM
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WOW an Alaska story!

Local news for me!

In any event ACS is about to be past tense. Their "broadband business" consists of lousy residential DSL service while GCI is planning Gigabit (cable) Internet later this year. I believe ACS is still the LEC in the big cities (for POTS) but who still has that?
They are leaving the wireless business because there's no future in cellular. Landlines are where it's at! Nobody wants cellular. I'm sure they're asking who was the genius who suggested they get involved the cellular industry. They know rotary di...
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