GCI has a new store in Kenai next to McDonalds and at last months grand opening over 100 Kenai customers stopped in for free phones, pizza and information on all of GCI's services. "We really appreciate the tremendous turn out and show of support for our new location in Kenai, and the fun thing was that all the door prizes were won by local customers," said Denise Nyren, GCI systems manager. Denise oversees customers service and operations for the GCI systems for Soldotna and Kenai and says she truly enjoys matching the newest phone available to the needs of the customer, "We have a phone for everybody's needs and realize that people don't always want the smart phones and all the apps and we have phones that are more basic and easier to use with larger numbers to see and you name what you want and we'll be happy to match you up with one to suit you," she said.
From their beginnings as a long distance carrier in Alaska back in the 1982 to the new store in Kenai, GCI has grown to company that provides cable TV as well as local and long distance phone lines and has become one of the leading technology companies in the state, "We carried our first call thirty years ago Thanksgiving Day and since then have expanded all our products as well as our footprint throughout the state having the largest wireless network in the State of Alaska, reaching out to rural village to provide services they didn't have just a year or two ago and we're continuing to increase our wireless service to meet the needs and increasing our WiFi spots throughout the state, and our vision for the future is to provide any service our customers need wherever they are in Alaska," said Nyren. All of the GCI products are now available at the new Kenai store and according to store manager Lori Puckett the best part about the new store is it's availability, "We're excited to have the store open here in Kenai are appreciate the support and feedback we've already received from our customers, what I like best about being here is the local presence to be able to serve all our customers more effectively," she said. The Kenai GCI store is open Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm. You check out the complete GCI history in Alaska by going to www.gci.com.