Free or Upgraded Internet for Families & Teachers

Posted by Sarah Ferrency on 3/20/2020

If you have any difficulty signing up, please contact your school for help.  

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

For Households 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


Alaska Communications (ACS) – Free internet for students and teachers who are not connected already through the end of the school year. Visit to sign up.