Alaska Communications Systems Announces Partnership with Arctic Information Technology

Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. ("ACS") (Nasdaq:ALSK), Alaska's premier communications provider, today announced a new sales relationship with Arctic Information Technology (Arctic IT). Arctic IT will now sell ACS Mobile Internet service, the fastest mobile wireless product available in Alaska.

Arctic IT and ACS are a natural fit. Arctic IT provides business and network solutions, consultation, and training for businesses throughout Alaska those same businesses for whom mobile connectivity and productivity are essential, said Connie Dorman, director of marketing for ACS. Arctic IT is now authorized to sell ACS Mobile Internet service, providing the optimal solution for Internet connectivity across Alaska, the Lower 48 and Canada. Just plug in the ACS Mobile Internet key and connect anytime, anywhere you use your ACS cell phone and go.

Our new affiliation with ACS provides yet another example of Arctic ITs commitment to offer quality solutions that meet our customers communications needs while providing the best value, stated Arctic IT president, Steve Dike. Along with Arctic ITs business and network solutions, customers will enjoy the mobility and reliability of ACS Mobile Internet, with data speeds six times faster than any other Alaskan provider.

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 PC or Mac. This allows Internet access to check email, download files, and surf the web, without the need for wi-fi hotspots.

About Arctic IT

Arctic Information Technology, the first local Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in Alaska, specializes in both business solutions for financial management, customer relationship management and retail point-of-sale and network infrastructure solutions that include security, server technologies, software licensing, mobility solutions, and storage. Working from its headquarters in Anchorage and an office in Seattle, Arctic ITs professional consulting team serves customers in Alaska and nationally with a clear and simple mission statement, Deliver Business Value.

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 or at its investor site at


ACS Corporate Communications
Mary Gasperlin, Director, 907-297-3000

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