A well positioned cable TV business; Limited competition from direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV services; The network access segment, which is bolstered by long-term contracts, despite modest pricing pressure; and Bundled services offerings, which improve customer retention. Significant exposure to the highly competitive Alaskan telecommunications market; Lack of geographic diversity; Uncertain growth prospects from new investment projects; and Elevated leverage. The ratings on Anchorage, Alaska-based GCI Inc. reflect its significant exposure to the highly competitive Alaskan telecom market, lack of geographic diversity, uncertain growth prospects for new investment projects, and elevated leverage. Tempering factors include GCI's well-positioned incumbent cable TV business and limited competition from direct-to-home (DTH) satellite services; its network access business, which is bolstered by long-term contracts despite modest...
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