FAIRBANKS, Alaska — High-speed internet is coming to seven Alaska villages next year.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/2dDBWUF) phone, wireless and cable provider GCI announced new towers are close to being finished as part of a project that currently serves 40,000 residents.

The company expects to offer high-speed internet in the Buckland, Selawik, Noorvik, St. Michael, Golovin, Elim and Koyuk villages by 2017.

This story has been corrected to change the name of the cable provider to GCI instead of CGI.

Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com

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