Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): March 1, 2017

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

State of Alaska
(State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or organization)
Commission File Number
(I.R.S Employer
Identification No.)
2550 Denali Street
Suite 1000
Anchorage, Alaska
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (907) 868-5600
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Section 2 - Financial Information

Item 2.02
Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On March 1, 2017, General Communication, Inc. ("GCI") issued a press release announcing earnings for the three months and year ended December 31, 2016. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1.

The information in this Form 8-K and the Exhibit attached hereto shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

The earnings release attached as Exhibit 99.1 discloses the non-GAAP financial measure of Adjusted EBITDA (defined as earnings plus imputed interest on financed devices before net interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization expense, loss on extinguishment of debt, software impairment charge, derivative instrument unrealized income (loss), share-based compensation expense, accretion expense, loss attributable to non-controlling interest resulting from NMTC transactions, gains and impairment losses on equity and cost method investments, gain recorded for adjusting to fair value assets that were included as consideration paid to acquire a fiber system, and other non-cash adjustments) for the three months and years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, and the three months ended September 30, 2016. Adjusted EBITDA has been reconciled to the closely related GAAP financial measure, net income (loss), within the earnings release.

Adjusted EBITDA is not presented as an alternative measure of net income, operating income or cash flow from operations, as determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. GCI's management uses Adjusted EBITDA to evaluate the operating performance of its business, and as a measure of performance for incentive compensation purposes. GCI believes Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors and other users of our financial information in understanding and evaluating operating performance as an analytical indicator of income generated to service debt and fund capital expenditures. In addition, multiples of current or projected Adjusted EBITDA are used to estimate current or prospective enterprise value. Adjusted EBITDA does not give effect to cash used for debt service requirements, and thus does not reflect funds available for investment or other discretionary uses. Adjusted EBITDA as presented herein may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Section 9 - Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits
Press Release issued by General Communication, Inc. on March 1, 2017


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: March 2, 2017
/s/ Peter J. Pounds
Name: Peter J. Pounds
Title:  Senior Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer,
and Secretary
(Principal Financial Officer)

Exhibit Index
Exhibit No.
Press Release issued by General Communication, Inc. on March 1, 2017