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Our Work in the Community

Making a Difference

We are committed to the communities where our team members live and work. We recognize investing in our youth and their futures is how we build positive, healthy places to live. That’s why youth development – including initiatives that provide youth with opportunities for education and leadership, positive environments to learn and grow, and access to technology – is a core focus of Alaska Communications’ commitment to responsible corporate citizenship. That’s also why we started the Summer of Heroes scholarship program.

Community Support

We support our employees —
who support our communities

Through our Alaska Communications Employee Volunteer Grant Program we are proud to support our people, contributing up to $250 to any eligible non-profit at which our employees volunteer 20 or more hours per calendar year.

To see if your organization is one we can work with in the future, please email us at [email protected].

Some of our larger community-support programs include work with United Way, Junior Achievement, the University of Alaska, 90% by 2020, and our annual Summer of Heroes scholarship program in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska.

PART OF THE TEAM

We’re helping give a new local sports program the home ice advantage. We’re powering the Anchorage Wolverines.

Hockey is a big part of our Alaska lifestyle, and the Wolverines offer a hat-trick of things we love: bringing the community together, supporting young athletes and providing hard-hitting entertainment.

We hope to see you at a game!

Supporting Those Who Serve

We’re dedicated to supporting the men and women who serve our nation and state

As an internet service provider on nearly all Alaska military installations, we recognize the opportunity for us to give back. We do this primarily through our relationship with USO Alaska. The USO strengthens service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.


Pictured from left: Alaska Communications’ Kevin Cook, Barrett Banks, USO Alaska executive director, Alaska Communications’ president and CEO Bill Bishop and Heather Rhodes, marketing manager.

Race to Nome

Since 2012, Alaska Communications has proudly sponsored Ramey Smyth and the Homestretch Racing team on their journey to Nome.

Ramey has raced the Iditarod many, many times, placing in the Top 10 repeatedly. In 2021 he finished in 10th place.

Follow Ramey and his team on Facebook to stay up to date and cheer them on!
Smyth Racing Team ►

Inspiring Change LIVE UNITED®

Each fall, we come together as an organization to support change in our communities through our United Way campaign. In the last six years, we’ve raised and donated $425,000 to benefit United Way in Alaska and Oregon.

We’re proud to support United Way's life-changing work.

CEO Bill Bishop and leadership team members caught some pie in the face for the annual United Way fundraiser

In 2019, our CEO and leadership team members got messy in the name of raising cash for a great cause.

Community Involvement

Summer of Heroes Program

Meet the 2021 Heroes

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