SOURCE: OnFiber Communications

June 29, 2005 07:00 ET

OnFiber Announces Service to Select Central Offices

OnFiber Presents Carriers With a Cost-Effective Approach to Reaching Underserved COs

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 29, 2005 -- OnFiber Communications, the premier source for purpose-built networks, today announced that it is offering service to underserved central offices (COs) that present opportunity for cost-effective network access. To create an economically viable solution for accessing hard-to-reach COs, OnFiber will combine the resources of multiple carriers in a mutually beneficial way. The end result enhances OnFiber's business in the competitive metro core market segment by giving its carrier customers a faster, easier and typically diverse alternative to purchasing directly from the Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC).

While many carriers want to provide alternative access into COs, the opportunity to sell individual circuits often times cannot justify the high capital cost required to become an established service provider. However, by leveraging multiple carrier assets, applying its expertise in network construction, and aggregating multiple demand sets, OnFiber has lowered these barriers to entry.

"OnFiber has been successfully serving carriers since its inception. In a highly competitive market, we are continuing to drive new growth in this segment by offering new value-added services such as transport to underserved central offices," said Thom Sumbler, vice president of business development, OnFiber Communications. "Additionally, we wanted to help competitive carriers deal with the continuing challenge of the elimination of UNE-P. By offering an alternative into selected COs, OnFiber is addressing a market need and building existing and new relationships within a dynamic carrier community."

OnFiber's new service offering allows carriers to extend their network and services utilizing SONET. Initially, DS3, OC-3 and OC-12 point to point circuits will be available into select central offices surrounding the Washington, DC, and Atlanta metropolitan areas. OnFiber may extend service to additional COs and offer more transport service options later this year.

About OnFiber Communications, Inc.

OnFiber provides high performance optical networks for the world's most respected companies. Global corporations, telecom giants, and the world's most visited web sites all rely on OnFiber for secure and reliable metropolitan and wide-area network solutions. The company's unique process, AdaptiveBuild™, combines OnFiber's proprietary market knowledge with design and construction expertise to produce network solutions that are purpose-built for specific application and service needs. OnFiber owns network infrastructure in major metropolitan areas throughout the US and offers a full suite of transport technologies including Wavelength, Ethernet, and SONET. For more information please visit or call 1-866-ONFIBER.

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