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

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 services.

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

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