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Alaska Communications Systems
Member Since: 2008 
600 Telephone Ave
Anchorage AK 99503-6010



Chief Executive Officer:
Anand Vadapalli

Senior Manager, Federal/Carrier:
Kevin Cook

Business Focus:
Alaska Communications is Alaska's leading integrated communications provider responsible for bringing cutting edge technology to the state. With the most extensive fiber optic and copper cable infrastructure in Alaska, including the 1,800 mile Alaska Oregon Network (AKORN), Alaska Communications is uniquely qualified to construct fiber optic design/build projects on any scale. Alaska Communications has a consistent record of being the first provider to implement network upgrades, specifically as the first 3G wireless carrier and the first to provide Metro Ethernet (Transparent LAN Services) in the state. In addition to our commercial service offerings, Alaska Communications provides professional managed services to customers to design, build, and operate private networks to their individual and unique specifications. Even our global telecommunications competitors come to Alaska Communications to design, build, and operate their in-state networks. Alaska Communications participates broadly in the enterprise market, specializing in serving data needs--whether wireless or fixed. Our fixed data services are delivered over our statewide Metro Ethernet and Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network, data hosting centers, submarine fiber optic networks connecting Alaska to the Lower 48, and through our professionals who deliver managed services. We are continually deploying future technology throughout our network. This philosophy plays a key role in the development of new products and services. Our investment in maintaining a premium network, our commitment to superior levels of customer service, and our unparalleled network reliability set us apart from the competition. Alaska Communications delivers the following: -- Over 640 sheath miles of fiber optics in our local Alaska networks -- Optical network backbone within Alaska -- Quality of Service (QoS) -- The first Wide Area Network (WAN) in Alaska to support voice, video, and data with QoS over an MPLS platform -- Transparent LAN Services (TLS) -- Alaska Communications was featured in Telephony Magazine for delivering the first Metro Ethernet network (TLS) in the state. -- Facilities-based networks in 74 communities throughout Alaska with over 65 digital switches serving over 300,000 access lines -- Multi-Protocol IP Core Network linking nodes in Anchorage, Mat-Su, Fairbanks, Kenai, Juneau, Sitka, Seward, Alaska, and in Seattle, Washington -- Integrated network elements, which offer a variety of services and applications such as Signaling System No. 7 (SS7), voice messaging, digital switching, Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), and Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) access -- Service levels monitored and managed through our dual redundant Integrated Network Management Centers (I-NMC) ensure highly reliable services, including 99.99% reliability on our Metro Ethernet network and other services

Alaska Communications provides facilities-based telecommunications services throughout the state of Alaska, including local, long-distance, Internet, wireless and data. Alaska Communications commercial services include, but are not limited to, the following: --Fiber optic network design/build: Custom network solutions and installation --Data network services: MetroEthernet, Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), Internet Protocol (IP) and Synchronous Optical Networking (SONET). --Internet services: Dedicated Internet Access, Business Extreme Broadband, and Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) --Voice Communications services: Centrex, PBX, local, long distance, and voicemail/unified communications --Data Hosting: Data equipment collocation, dedicated and virtual servers, data storage and backup --Managed Services: Proactive network monitoring and troubleshooting 24x7x365 through the dual Integrated Network Management Centers to manage performance and utilization. Drops/Jacks and Cabling Desktops IT Hardware Virtualization Firewall/Unified Threat Management Software Storage Networks Backups Anti-Virus/Spam/Malware Prevention Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity IT Projects and Project Management VPN Designs and Management ConstantlyOn IT IT Support Onsite technical personnel and offsite management Hosting/Co-Location/Cloud Services Microsoft 365 Technology as a Service

State and Local Government Federal Government Agencies Department of Defense Healthcare Education Business Large Enterprise -- Native Corporations and Oil& Gas International Data Transmission Network Support

Small Business Status:
  • Small Business
Business Categories:
  • Video Teleconferencing
  • Data Communications
  • Internet Technologies
  • Broadband Services
  • Management Services
  • Telecom System Design/Engineering
  • Teleconferencing
  • Communications Systems
  • Telephone Equipment/Systems
  • Wireless Communications
  • Telecom Equipment/Services

NAICS Industry:
  • Communication Equipment Repair and Maintenance (811213)
  • Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) (517312)
  • Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors (238210)
  • Other Electronic Parts and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers (423690)
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers (517311)
  • All Other Telecommunications (517919)
  • Computer and Office Machine Repair and Maintenance (811212)
  • Engineering Services (541330)
  • Computer Facilities Management Services (541513)
  • All Other Business Support Services (561499)
  • Corporate, Subsidiary, and Regional Managing Offices (551114)
  • Other Computer Related Services (541519)
  • Computer Systems Design Services (541512)
  • Custom Computer Programming Services (541511)

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