Alaska Communications Recognized by Global Industry Alliance for Carrier Ethernet Services

  Alaska Communications Recognized by Global Industry Alliance for Carrier
  Ethernet Services

    Broadband company receives Carrier Ethernet 2.0 E-Access certification

Business Wire

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- May 6, 2014

Building on the company’s 2013 certification as a Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE
2.0) service provider, Alaska Communications (NASDAQ:ALSK), Alaska’s leading
broadband solutions provider, is now the first in Alaska to earn the Metro
Ethernet Forum’s CE 2.0 E-Access certification.

The certification recognizes Alaska Communications as the only carrier based
in Alaska to meet international standards to connect carrier customers in and
out of Alaska, offering instant access to Carrier Ethernet services in the
state.

“Theachievement of the CE 2.0 E-Access service providers is a testament to
their commitment to outstanding delivery to carriers and the enterprise
market. Metro Ethernet Forum CE 2.0 E-Access standards will enable carriers
and enterprises to choose service providers with greater speed, clarity and
certainty,” said Metro Ethernet Forum President Nan Chen.

“With ever increasing cloud-enabled business applications, Alaska businesses
have critical needs that require reliable and standards-based business
broadband. We are excited to deliver on these requirements, now with CE 2.0
E-Access that further extends our capabilities as Alaska’s only CE 2.0 service
provider. This demonstrates our commitment and leadership in bringing
world-class broadband capabilities to Alaska businesses,” said Matt Peterson,
Alaska Communications vice president, engineering.

The certification allows Alaska Communications to quickly meet customers’
mission-critical requirements, reduces time to deploy and upgrade services,
provides an increased level of reliability and allows businesses to achieve
global coverage with interoperable connections, management and performance.

About Alaska Communications

Alaska Communications is a leading provider of advanced broadband and managed
service solutions for businesses and consumers in Alaska. The company operates
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
http://www.alaskacommunications.com or http://www.alsk.com.

About The Metro Ethernet Forum

A communications industry alliance consisting of more than 220 member
organizations, the MEF is the defining body for Carrier Ethernet and the
driving force behind the global market for Carrier Ethernet services &
technologies. The MEF operates through a powerful collaborative framework
where service providers, network solutions suppliers, and other member
companies contribute to the development of technical and operational
specification, certification, and marketing programs. For information about
the MEF – including details about services, network equipment, and
professional certification – please visit www.MetroEthernetForum.org.

Contact:

Alaska Communications
Media Relations:
Hannah Blankenship, 907-564-1326
or
Investor Relations:
Tiffany Dunn, 907-564-7556
 
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