American Fiber Systems Optically Interconnects High Growth Cities in Western Region

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AFS brings first ringed regional optical transport between Carson City, Las Vegas, Reno, Salt Lake City and Boise.

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All four of these cities are experiencing very good business growth

American Fiber Systems (AFS), a leader in metro fiber connectivity, today announces new direct fiber optic links between high profile, high-traffic metropolitan cities in the western U.S. The four-market network supports long haul transport between Las Vegas and Reno, Nev., Salt Lake City, Utah, and Boise, Idaho, allowing businesses to interconnect remote operations by way of AFS's high-speed logical ring.

The new service offering from AFS includes Ethernet private line service as well as traditional SONET private line service. AFS offers a variety of service options to benefit businesses with traffic demand between the four cities, such as law firms wishing to connect offices between Boise and Salt Lake City and gaming operations between Las Vegas, Reno, and Carson City. The long haul interconnectivity augments AFS's award-winning metro transport services currently available in their markets.

Businesses, especially those with large amounts of sensitive data, have had a relatively short list of choices for long haul support to and from these markets. The new AFS connectivity now gives them the option of a reliable and redundant network to connect their remote offices and transfer large batches of data. Regional businesses also benefit from the built-in ease involved in acquiring additional capacity as needed.

"All four of these cities are experiencing very good business growth," says Dave Rusin, CEO, American Fiber Systems. "And we've made the financial and operational investment to support them in every way possible. We're gladly stepping up to manage long haul interconnectivity because our customers have asked for an easy to install and highly reliable alternative for intercity connectivity in this region."

American Fiber Systems provides metropolitan networking infrastructure, dark fiber and transport services to carriers and large enterprises in select markets nationwide. For more information on the new long haul interconnectivity in the west, visit http://www.americanfibersystems.com.

About American Fiber Systems:
American Fiber Systems (AFS) provides metropolitan fiber optical networking infrastructure, dark fiber and transport services to carriers and large enterprises. AFS enables its customers to easily and reliably connect to a city's most important points of communications presence; Internet Service Provider (ISP) and data center locations; Inter-exchange "carrier-hotels;" wireless providers and Fortune 1000 companies. AFS has deployed more than 1.2 million miles of high-capacity, high-bandwidth metropolitan fiber optic cable since 2000 in several cities, including Atlanta, Ga.; Boise, Idaho; Cleveland, Ohio; Kansas City, Kan./Mo.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minn.; Nashville, Tenn.; Reno and Carson City Nev.; and Salt Lake City, Utah. AFS has more than 500 capacity enabled on-net buildings and supports an addressable market teledensity of more than $9 billion in annualized telecommunications services. AFS is a privately held venture-backed company. Visit us at http://www.americanfibersystems.com and read AFS CEO Dave Rusin's blog at http://www.telecomstraightshooter.com.

Press Contacts:    
A.R. Brache
American Fiber Systems
(585) 785.5803
abrache @ afsnetworks.com

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