Alaska Communications Names Randy M. Ritter Senior Vice President Managed Services

  Alaska Communications Names Randy M. Ritter Senior Vice President Managed

Business Wire

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- September 25, 2013

Alaska Communications (NASDAQ:ALSK), Alaska’s leading broadband solutions
company, today announced that Randy M. Ritter, a senior telecommunications
executive, will join its management team as senior vice president, managed

Ritter will lead Alaska Communications’ growth in managed services for the
business market segment. He brings to the company more than 20 years
telecommunications experience and previously served in leadership roles at
Sprint, One Communications and MacroSolve, Inc.

Alaska Communications’ managed services will include managed local and
wide-area network services, managed security, managed computing
infrastructure, managed end-user devices, professional services, managed
application availability and select software-as-a-service capabilities.

“We are pleased to welcome Randy,” said Anand Vadapalli, Alaska Communications
president and chief executive officer. “Managed services are a logical
extension of our core broadband services, creating more value to our customers
and growth opportunities for us. Randy’s expertise in building teams and
standing up new products and businesses will allow us to build these
capabilities in our company.”

“I am excited to join the Alaska Communications team,” said Ritter. “Alaska
Communications has a strong track record of offering reliable services its
customers can trust and for being a leader in bringing new services, like
MPLS, Metro Ethernet and Business Ethernet, to the market. I look forward to
working with my colleagues to help Alaska businesses grow, improve
productivity and enhance their competitiveness by building and delivering the
most reliable, trusted managed services solutions in Alaska.”

About Alaska Communications

Alaska Communications is a leading provider of advanced broadband solutions
for businesses and consumers in Alaska.We operate a highly reliable, advanced
statewide data and voice network with the latest technology and the most
diverse undersea fiber optic system connecting Alaska to the contiguous United
States.For more information, visit or


Alaska Communications
Heather Cavanaugh, 907-564-7722
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