GCI Speed Test Tips

Things you should consider before running your speed test:

  • Internet speed changes throughout the day. Test your speed mulitple times for clear results.
  • Run the speed test in the same room and in clear sight of your router for the most accurate result.
  • Complete downloads on all connected devices prior to running the test.
Results

Slow

Your Internet should support the following:

  • Light internet browsing
  • You may experience interrupted video streaming
  • Ideal for fewer than 3 devices
Results

Average

Your Internet should support the following:

  • Moderate internet browsing
  • HD video streaming
  • Music and photo download
Results

Fast

Your Internet should support the following:

  • Multiplayer gaming
  • 4K video streaming
  • Uninterrupted video calling
Results

Extremely Fast

Your Internet should support the following:

  • Multiplayer gaming
  • 4K video streaming on multiple devices
  • Fast file download and upload
  • Heavy Internet usage
  • Uninterrupted video calling

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Determining what your speed means

Up to
25
Mbps

Ideal for 1-2 devices

  • Suitable for 1 person
  • Light Internet browsing
  • Music and photo download
Up to
100
Mbps

Ideal for up to 6 devices

  • Suitable for 1-2 people
  • Moderate Internet browsing
  • Stream HD videos
Up to
300
Mbps

Ideal for up to 9 devices

  • Suitable for 2-3 people
  • Manage large files
  • Stream 4k videos
  • Multiplayer gaming
Up to
940
Mbps

Ideal for 10+ devices

  • Suitable for 4+ people
  • Heavy Internet usage
  • Stream 4k videos
  • Multiplayer gaming

Learn About GCI Internet

GCI internet provides a variety of features that you can tailor to your needs. Learn more about your options on the GCI page.

Endless Data

GCI's No Worries plans ensure no overage charges if you use up all your high-speed data in a month, so you can continue to stream as you normally do.

Fast, Faster, Fastest

With Fast, Faster, Fastest, and 1 Gig plans available, you can choose the plan that works best for you, and never be limited by buffering again.

Alaska's Favorite Choice for Internet

GCI Internet is available in many of Alaska's remote areas so the Last Frontier is more connected than ever.

GCI Frequently Asked Questions
How fast is GCI internet speed?

GCI offers several high-speed cable internet plans, featuring download speeds starting at up to 100 Mbps. Higher-tier plans include speeds up to 200 Mbps, up to 400 Mbps, and up to 1,000 Mbps, or 1 Gbps.

What is the fastest internet speed for GCI?

GCI’s fastest speeds are available through their 1 Gig red Unlimited plan, which features download speeds up to 1 Gbps (1,000 Mbps), and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps.

Does GCI Internet have data caps?

While GCI does not charge overages, it does reduce speeds after a certain data limit on some packages.  The 1 Gig Red Unlimited does not have any speed reductions or data caps.

How can I improve my GCI internet speed?

Many users find they receive the fastest, most reliable speeds when connected directly to the internet through an Ethernet cable. For an improved WiFi connection, we recommend rebooting your modem and router, and placing your router in an open location in your home where the signal can travel more freely. You may also find internet speed improvement by minimizing the number of devices utilizing the WiFi at any given time. Turning off devices that aren’t currently in use can help to free up additional bandwidth for active tasks.

Does GCI have unlimited Internet?

GCI offers a 1 Gig red Unlimited plan with no data caps. Most GCI Internet plans have reduced speeds at a certain data usage level. These range from reduced speeds at 150 GB to 600 GB. If you would prefer to enjoy your Internet at its full speed capabilities, but have hit your monthly allowance, you can buy an optional additional usage bucket.
 

Where is GCI Internet available?

GCI is a popular Internet provider in Alaska. To see if GCI Internet is available where you live, enter your address at SmartMove.us or GCI.com.
 

How do I reset my GCI Internet?

For step-by-step directions, please visit this GCI support page to reset your Wi-Fi settings.
 

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