Alaska Communications Systems launches broadband wireless data service powered by its CDMA network

June 21, 2004

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. ("ACS") (Nasdaq:ALSK) today announced the introduction of Wireless Broadband Access today announced the introduction of Wireless Broadband Access -- a broadband wireless data service powered by its next generation CDMA network. Beginning June 15, 2004, customers in Alaska can purchase wireless broadband access to enable connectivity to the Internet while untethered and from anywhere inside the CDMA footprint, which was recently launched on May 24, 2004.

Using a Sierra Wireless AirCard(R) 580 wireless wide area network PC card and a laptop, ACS customers can improve productivity and company performance by accessing valuable information when on the road -- at customer locations, at the job site, or even in a fishing boat -- all without wires and while traveling. With data transmission speeds capable of bursts up to 2.4 Megabits per second (Mbps), ACS' Wireless Broadband Access is the fastest available wide area wireless data service available to Alaskans today.

Sheldon Fisher, SVP Sales and Marketing for ACS, stated "Trial participants have told us that ACS' CDMA network utilizing 1xEV-DO technology has greatly improved their productivity and their ability to respond in a timely and better informed manner to their customers' needs." Fisher went on to say "ACS' launch of 1xEVDO is proof that we are committed to leading the industry in the delivery of the best wireless data technology, with superior coverage and services -- offering a combination of superior technology and value to our customers."

Alaska Communications Systems Inc. (ACS)

Sierra Wireless Inc.

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