LS Networks Launches Mid Band Ethernet Service (CitySpeed Ethernet) in Oregon

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Adding to the success of LS Networks' state wide Ethernet service, the company is announcing today the ability to offer Ethernet First Mile access to small to medium Oregon businesses.

Adding to the success of LS Networks' state wide Ethernet service, the company is announcing today the ability to offer Ethernet First Mile access to small to medium Oregon businesses.

LS Networks is using Hatteras Network's Mid-Band Ethernet solution to provide businesses, which currently don't have access to fiber, with access to metro Ethernet services over existing copper facilities. LS Networks will be able to connect more companies and build upon their Wide Area Ethernet (WAE) private networks. The WAE will deliver and aggregate advanced Ethernet services to retail and other business customers that are connected to the public network with copper. In addition, LS Networks is also leveraging the existing statewide optical network for backhaul and transport applications.

"While LS Networks is well known for our fiber solutions, it is not always cost-effective for the enterprise business space. Hatteras Networks' technology has enabled an alternate solution to bring the value of our services to a broader base of customers.," - said Michael Weidman President and CEO of LS Networks.

"This service is an excellent compliment to LS Networks existing Wide Area Ethernet service in the state of Oregon," said Rick Malone, Principal at Vertical Systems Group. "LS Networks is among the regional providers we're tracking due to the company's focus on delivering high-quality Ethernet services to enterprise customers."

"Mid-Band Ethernet solutions provide carriers with the opportunity to expand their offerings with higher-value Ethernet services to new business customers of any size," said Gary Bolton, Vice President of Marketing and PLM at Hatteras Networks. "By using Hatteras Networks' Mid-Band Ethernet solution, LS Networks is providing a compelling competitive offering to customers not currently connected to the fiber network."

We're pleased that LS Networks chose Hatteras HN series to supply rural Oregon business with Ethernet solutions." said Gary Bolton, Vice President of Marketing and PLM.

About LS Networks
LS Networks builds and manages SONET Fiber and other ethernet networks for businesses, hospitals, government, school districts, and communications carriers. Through its Oregon and Washington network of more than 45 switches and DWDM/SONET/Ethernet routers, LS Networks uses various access technologies for building business networks. (http://www.lsnetworks.net) Its network coverage reaches nearly 75% percent of Oregon business addresses. LS Networks' product suite of WAE, Ethernet over SONET, VLAN, Wavelength, TDM and IP services are available in over 43 Points of Presence (POPS) in over 26 Oregon cities. Telephone: 1-503-294-5300.

About Vertical Systems Group
Vertical Systems Group (http://www.verticalsystems.com) is recognized worldwide as a leading market research and strategic consulting firm specializing in defensible quantification of the networking industry.

About Hatteras
Hatteras Networks is redefining the way carriers think about Ethernet services. Hatteras Networks' Ethernet service edge solutions are leading Service Providers worldwide to a $15 billion expansion of the Metro Ethernet market, which had previously been limited to the fiber footprint. Historically, T1s and E1s have been the fundamental building block for voice and data business services. Now, Service Providers can cost-effectively offer up to 45 Mbps Mid-Band Ethernet services over existing copper facilities, enabling businesses to migrate from legacy Frame Relay, ATM and T1/E1 connections to transparent Ethernet services for voice and data business connectivity, infrastructure backhaul and mobile wireless backhaul solutions.

ATTN: LS Networks news releases contain information that is accurate as of the date they are issued. Information contained in past news releases may become out of date and the company does not assume responsibility for updating information contained in past news releases.

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