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Sitnasuak Native Corporation Selects Alaska Communications for Data Hosting and Hosted Applications Services

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct 27, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) is pleased to announce that it has signed a new, three-year strategic agreement with Sitnasuak Native Corporation (SNC), an Alaska Native Village Corporation operating eight subsidiaries nationwide, to provide data hosting and hosted applications services.

SNC operates multiple locations in Alaska, the Lower 48 and Puerto Rico with annual revenues of $211 million. Under the terms of the agreement, Alaska Communications will provide a variety of hosted server and application services from its Hillsboro, Ore. facilities, streamlining SNC's nationwide Information Technology (IT) needs.

"The company has experienced rapid growth over the past four years," said Lenn Doran, SNC chief financial officer. "This has prompted us to look for solutions to streamline our IT infrastructure to serve as a cost effective enabler of our business growth. Alaska Communications came in with innovative and superior solutions - leveraging their knowledge of data and wireless networks, to create a personalized custom IT infrastructure solution for us. "

"We are excited that Alaska Communications has the opportunity to serve the needs of Sitnasuak Native Corporation and its subsidiaries across the U.S. and Puerto Rico," said Michael Wynschenk, Alaska Communications senior vice president of sales. "Our data hosting services offer a stable, secure and reliable foundation for SNC's core application hosting requirements, supporting its business growth and continuity needs. This is a great example of how Alaska Communications is extending its reach and leveraging its vertical integration capabilities in Enterprise Data, to provide purpose built solutions for our customers."

Alaska Communications offers a complete suite of data hosting services including Hosted Space, Hosted Storage and Hosted Platform with facilities in Hillsboro, Ore. and Anchorage, Alaska. For more information on Alaska Communications Hosting Solutions, visit www.alaskacommunications.com.

About Alaska Communications
Headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska Communications, part of Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. ("ACS") (NASDAQ: ALSK), is Alaska's leading provider of broadband and other wireline and wireless solutions across businesses and consumers. The Alaska Communications wireline operations include the state's most advanced data networks and the only diverse undersea fiber optic system connecting Alaska to the contiguous United States. The company's wireless operations include a 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 48 and Canada. By investing in the fastest-growing market segments and attracting the highest-quality customers, Alaska Communications seeks to drive top and bottom-line growth, while continually improving the customer experience. More information can be found on the company's website at www.alaskacommunications.com or at its investor site at www.alsk.com.

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SOURCE: Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc.

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