Alaska Communications Brings Technology to Anchorage School District Schools

  Alaska Communications Brings Technology to Anchorage School District Schools

Business Wire

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- April 9, 2014

More than 50,000 students and teachers in the Anchorage School District (ASD)
will have access and increased capacity to new Web-based learning tools,
virtual classrooms and faster, reliable Internet thanks to the district’s new
technology plan with partner Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK), Alaska's
leading broadband solutions provider.

Alaska Communications and ASD signed a multi-year agreement that extends a
long standing relationship between the two organizations. Under this
agreement, Alaska Communications will provide enhanced broadband services,
including faster broadband speeds and a private wireless network, to the
district’s more than 100 locations to meet ASD’s growing technology and
educational needs.

Alaska Communications will assist ASD in meeting its educational objectives
by:

  *Increasing bandwidth to all schools and facilities, 95 of which will be
    served by fiber-optic cable by early 2015.
  *Deploying private network access to 4G LTE wireless services to provide
    high-speed, secure and reliable access to Web-based learning tools and
    student records.
  *Providing a wireless affinity program available to ASD students, families
    and employees with additional discounts on wireless devices and plans,
    enabling more students to access electronic learning tools at home and in
    the classroom.
  *Partnering Alaska Communications subject matter experts with ASD staff to
    develop technologies and bring new learning tools to the classroom.

“We’re delighted to provide Anchorage School District with these services to
ensure our community’s students, teachers and parents can access secure,
high-speed, reliable Internet and to develop technologies to pursue
educational goals,” Alaska Communications President and CEO Anand Vadapalli
said.

About Alaska Communications

Headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) is a leading
provider of high-speed wireless, mobile broadband, Internet, local,
long-distance and advanced broadband solutions for businesses and consumers in
Alaska. The Alaska Communications network includes advanced broadband and
voice networks and the most diverse undersea fiber optic system connecting
Alaska to the contiguous United States. For more information, please visit
www.alaskacommunications.com or www.alsk.com.

About Anchorage School District

The Anchorage School District (ASD) educates almost 48,000 students in the
Southcentral Alaska communities of Anchorage, Eagle River, Chugiak and
Girdwood. ASD has more than 130 schools and programs and is one of the 100
largest school districts in the country.

Contact:

Alaska Communications
Media Contact:
Hannah Blankenship, 907-564-1326
Associate Manager, Corporate Communications
Hannah.Blankenship@acsalaska.com
or
Investor Relations:
Tiffany Dunn, 907-297-3103
Manager, Board and Investor Relations
Tiffany.Dunn@acsalaska.com
 
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