- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska telecommunications company has finalized its purchase of an in-state competitor.

General Communication, Inc. announced Tuesday that it had completed its purchase of Alaska Communications’ wireless arm for $300 million.

Alaska Communications was estimated to have 109,000 customers in September 2014. Those wireless customers will now become GCI customers.

According to a press release on the sale, GCI will contact the new customers about the transition and customers do not need to take any action. There will not be any immediate changes to pricing or plans, according to the two companies.

The purchase includes Alaska Communications share of the Alaska Wireless Network, the companies’ wireless infrastructure subsidiary.

In an email, GCI spokesman David Morris said the sale was not subject to Federal Communications Commission approvals.

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