Alaska Communications Presents $10,000 Gift to Alaska PRIDE, Featured on NBC’s “Today” Show

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Company Pledges Additional $1 Donation for Every New Facebook, Twitter Fan Added in 24 Hours

As part of Alaska Communications’ commitment to youth and education, the company today presented a $10,000 gift to Alaska PRIDE, a program dedicated to providing a positive environment for youth after school.

NBC’s “Today” show included Alaska Communications’ donation as part of the show’s 10th annual “Lend a Hand” tour on Monday, June 13. Alaska Communications is also gifting the charity an additional dollar, up to $5,000, every time a new Facebook fan or Twitter follower joins the company’s social media sites, for 24 hours after the “Today” show segment airs.

Roker and the “Today” team travel the country every year delivering donations and supplies to charities in need. The first stop on this year’s tour was Anchorage where they surprised Alaska resident and former pro football star Ma’o Tosi, who founded the Alaska PRIDE program, with donations from local and national companies. Alaska PRIDE uses music, art, dance and athletics to help create a fun, safe environment for local teens while also teaching them tools to lead positive, successful lives.

“The success of our youth affects us all. We are incredibly honored to be a part of something so special and to support such an exceptional program,” said Eric Lazo, Alaska Communications vice president of marketing. “It is humbling to see what we can do when we come together to support our community in ways that make a lasting difference. We are a company of 850 people who live in Alaska and care about Alaskans. We are committed to the community we serve and want to help create a positive future for our children.”

For more information about Alaska Communications and its commitment to Alaska communities, please visit the Alaska Communications website or visit Alaska Communications on Twitter or Facebook.

About Alaska Communications
Headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. ("ACS"), through its subsidiaries, provides wireline, wireless and other telecommunications and technology services to consumer, business and enterprise customers in the State of Alaska and beyond using its statewide and interstate network. The Alaska Communications wireline operations include the state's most advanced data networks and the most diverse undersea fiber optic system connecting Alaska to the contiguous United States. These networks, together with our data, data hosting, and technology services, provide our business, governmental, and carrier customers with the integrated, customized solution sets that they need to reduce costs while increasing their ability to focus on their business objectives. The company's wireless operations include a statewide 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, Alaska Communications seeks to drive top- and bottom-line growth, while continually improving the customer experience and cost structure through process improvement, employee engagement, and network improvement. More

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