Some of our more remote Alaska locations, heck even some of our rural locations, don’t have readily available internet but they do have access to cellular networks, enter cellular routers and modems.
First, some info on cellular networks in North America/Alaska
- North America - Bands B2/4/5/12/13
- GCI uses Band 4
- 5G (coming soon to metropolitan areas of Alaska)
- 4G and 4G LTE
- 3G (1900 MHz and 850 MHz)
- 2G may still be the only option in some villages
When selecting an appropriate cellular modem, make sure it has fallback capabilities to older networks (LTE - 3G etc.) in case of sporadic support/availability for newer technologies.