Alaska Communications Systems Unveils Expanded Retail Location

Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. ("ACS") (Nasdaq:ALSK), Alaska's premier communications provider, today announced the expansion of its Dimond Center store, located at 800 Dimond Boulevard.

One of the highlights of the expanded store is the introduction of ACS first Test the Best station, an interactive demonstration center that compares ACS Mobile Internet speeds to the competition.

This is our customers chance to really see what six times faster than the competition means, said Connie Dorman, ACS director of marketing. We talk a lot about the speed of this service, but you dont really understand the difference until you test it yourself. Test the Best gives everyone that opportunity, because weve placed ACS Mobile Internet service side by side against at&ts.

In addition to introducing Test the Best, to celebrate the stores expansion, ACS is also offering a special deal from now until May 18th; customers can add The Works feature pack to any individual or family wireless plan and get 50% off any phone in the store. Details are available at the Dimond Center store or online at www.acsalaska.com.

About ACS Mobile Internet

ACS Mobile Internet opens the door to a new level of mobility and connectivity. It allows customers to take their laptop just about anywhere and stay connected across Alaska, the United States, and Canada by simply plugging an ACS Mobile Internet key into any computer USB port. This allows users to use their own computer to check email, download files, and surf the web, without the need for wi-fi hotspots or bulky devices.

About Alaska Communications Systems

Headquartered in Anchorage, ACS is Alaskas leading provider of broadband and other wireline and wireless solutions to Enterprise and mass market customers. The ACS wireline operations include the states most advanced data networks and, to be launched in early 2009, the only diverse undersea fiber optic system connecting Alaska to the contiguous United States. The ACS wireless operations include the only statewide 3G CDMA network, reaching across Alaska from the North Slope to Ketchikan, with coverage extended via best-in-class CDMA carriers in the Lower 49 and Canada. By investing in the fastest-growing market segments and attracting the highest-quality customers, ACS seeks to drive top and bottom-line growth, while continually improving customer experience and cost structure through process improvement. More information can be found on the company's website at www.acsalaska.com or at its investor site at www.alsk.com.

Contacts:

ACS Media:
Mary Gasperlin, Director, 907-297-3000
mary.gasperlin@acsalaska.com
or
Jeaneen Gill, Manager, 907-297-3000
jeaneen.gill@acsalaska.com

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