ACS Joins ACG!

Alaska Communications Systems Joins Associated Carrier Group

ACG / July 09, 2009

The Associated Carrier Group, LLC, (ACG) announced today that Alaska Communications Systems, an Alaska-based company, has joined the group of independent tier two and three carriers and increased overall membership to 30 member carriers.  ACG, formed in January 2005, is an alliance of North American CDMA carriers that collaborates efforts to provide timely and competitive value to consumers in member markets while creating efficiencies of scale for device manufacturers and vendors.

“ACG aggregates carrier demand to ensure timely availability of innovative wireless devices that consumers demand,” said ACG President Brian Caraway.  “Our organization provides Member Carriers with a means to work collaboratively with equipment manufacturers and vendors in an effort to bring the latest technologies, competitive value and greater choice to consumers.   We are pleased to welcome Alaska Communications Systems as the newest member of ACG.”

“As Alaska‘s leading integrated communications provider it’s vital that we bring best in class, innovative wireless devices to our market in a timely manner.  We look forward to working with the Associated Carrier Group,” said Melissa Fouts, ACS AVP, wireless product line management.

Carriers interested in joining ACG or seeking further information visit 

About Alaska Communications Systems
Headquartered in Anchorage, ACS is Alaska’s leading provider of broadband and other wireline and wireless solutions to Enterprise and mass market customers. The ACS wireline operations include the state’s most advanced data networks and the only diverse undersea fiber optic system connecting Alaska to the contiguous United States. The ACS wireless operations include a statewide 3G 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, ACS seeks to drive top and bottom-line growth, while continually improving customer experience and cost structure through process improvement. More information can be found on the company’s website at

About ACG
ACG was formed to benefit both its members and the consumer by facilitating efficient production and marketing of devices as well as increased competition. The consortium enables its members to work with manufacturers, suppliers and other vendors to acquire more timely access to relevant CDMA devices.  ACG presently has twenty-seven Member Carriers based in various markets throughout the United States.   More information is available at


ACS Corporate Communications:

Heather Cavanaugh, Director, Corporate Communications

(907) 564-7722