Rigstar Communications and GCI Industrial Telecom Join Forces

Calgary, Canada, November 30, 2010 --(PR.com)-- GCI Industrial Telecom, a division of GCI, has entered a joint venture agreement with Rigstar Communications Inc. to meet the growing needs of both companies in the energy support sector of western Canada and the northern United States. The venture establishes a comprehensive business unit providing support and integrated communication services to a number of energy sector businesses.

GCI Industrial Telecom Vice President Russ Doig states, “A partnership with Rigstar makes sense. They are telecommunication and safety professionals and bring a strong Canadian presence, industry knowledge and expansive network infrastructure to our partnership. Combined, Rigstar’s expertise and GCI’s proven project and engineering resources give both companies the ability to service larger customer engagements. We are growing our business by leveraging our industrial knowledge and clientele with proven partners in different regions around the world. We’re positioning ourselves for continued expansion with careful steps forward.”

Brent Grisdale, Rigstar’s President notes, “GCI Industrial Telecom brings many years of professional radio frequency engineering, project management and documentation resources to our team. Its ability to engineer, deliver and support full lifecycle, high performance wide area network infrastructure is unparalleled and very much aligned with Rigstar’s overall value proposition. We are excited about our future together as teammates.”

GCI Industrial Telecom (www.gci-indsurialtelecom.com) employs more than 60 professional telecommunication engineers, project managers and technicians throughout Alaska, Texas and Louisiana to support the communication needs of full lifecycle industrial operations. GCI Industrial Telecom is a subsidiary of GCI (NASDAQ: GNCMA). GCI is the largest telecommunications company in Alaska. A pioneer in bundled services, GCI provides local, long distance and wireless telephone, cable television, Internet and data communications services throughout Alaska.

Rigstar Communications Inc. (www.rigstar.ca) provides integrated communication services to oil and gas organizations with expansive and remote wide area network requirements. With more than 12 years experience in the construction and commercial operations of remote communication systems, Rigstar’s expansive network and field operations reaches a significant footprint of Alberta and western North America.

Media contacts:
Mark Johnson, GCI Industrial Telecom

Robert Hart, Rigstar Communications Inc.

Rigstar Communications Inc.
Tara Molina - New Wave Media
(403) 243-0600