FAIRBANKS - Communications services may be interrupted to GCI customers in Alaska this week due to what the company called a "wayward satellite."
The outages will affect GCI customers and businesses across Alaska that send or receive services by satellite. Those include long-distance calling, Internet, private lines and networks.
But cable television will not be affected.
GCI said in a press release that a satellite which lost its propulsion system will be in close proximity to a satellite used by GCI, causing transmissions to be periodically interrupted from Wednesday through Saturday.