AFL Network Services Expands Market Reach and Capabilities with North Star Acquisition

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AFL Network Services, Inc. (AFL) is expanding its telecommunications services business with the acquisition of the assets and related business of North Star Communications Group, Inc. (North Star), currently headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. The acquisition not only develops AFL’s footprint into Alabama, Mississippi, California, and Nevada, but also enhances its service offering with North Star’s expertise in outside plant engineering.

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Their skills in outside plant engineering and wireless services, together with the enhanced footprint, provide the capability for us to continue growing. Furthermore, we both share a strong commitment to quality and service.

"North Star complements our existing business very well," said Mike Booth, Executive Vice President of AFL Network Services. "Their skills in outside plant engineering and wireless services, together with the enhanced footprint, provide the capability for us to continue growing. Furthermore, we both share a strong commitment to quality and service."

With a combined 30 years of industry experience, AFL Network Services continues to provide exceptional network engineering and installation services in all communication markets including access, enterprise, wireless and electric utility. With AFL's addition of North Star's full scope of capabilities including engineering, network operations and maintenance, construction management, cable broadband and wireless, and expertise in outside plant distribution design, and route feasibility studies, AFL Network Services has a complete array of experienced professionals along with products and services designed to meet unique networking needs.

From design and consulting to installation and support, AFL Network Services utilizes the latest technologies available to create the most reliable and flexible network. For additional information on AFL Network Services, Inc. visit http://www.AFLNetworkServices.com. For additional information on North Star Communications Group, Inc., visit http://www.NorthStar.net.

About AFL Network Services, Inc.

AFL Network Services is headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina. With 35 field offices in the U.S. and over 1300 employees, AFL provides telecommunications installation and maintenance services in the enterprise, wireline and wireless markets. For additional information on products and services offered by AFL Network Services and its affiliates visit http://www.AFLNetworkServices.com.

About North Star Communications Group, Inc.

Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, North Star served as the stand-alone telecommunications subsidiary of BE&K, Inc., one of the nation's largest privately held engineering, construction, and maintenance companies. Prior to this acquisition by AFL, North Star offered a full suite of infrastructure, network, and outsourcing services to the communications industry at large.

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