Optical Solutions awarded FTTP contract in California's fastest growing city

March 9, 2004 Minneapolis, MN--Optical Solutions' FiberPath systems were selected for California's latest deployment of fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services. Service provider Greenfield Communications will deploy FiberPath in a 3,000 home master-planned community in Lincoln, the state's fastest growing city in recent years.

Mar 9th, 2004

March 9, 2004 Minneapolis, MN--Optical Solutions' FiberPath systems were selected for California's latest deployment of fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services. Service provider Greenfield Communications will deploy FiberPath in a 3,000 home master-planned community in Lincoln, the state's fastest growing city in recent years.

"The Lincoln development offers median-level homebuyers many attractive amenities, but what sets it apart is its state-of-the-art fiberoptic network and the exciting range of services FiberPath can deliver directly to the home," said Mike Powers, president and chief executive officer of Greenfield Communications (San Juan Capistrano, CA).

The ITU FSAN-compliant FiberPath system, now in its fifth generation, is capable of delivering unprecedented data speeds, IP streaming media, hundreds of channels of digital and analog television, and multiple telephone lines. FiberPath transmits these services via a gigabit passive optical network (GPON), which allows service providers like Greenfield Communications maximum flexibility and cost savings for construction and maintenance.

The deployment of FiberPath in Lincoln will initially include high-speed broadband access with additional services planned for the future. "Optical Solutions provided a low-cost solution for bundled communications services that was unmatched by other equipment suppliers," Powers said. "They also had a proven track-record in the field -- we viewed several deployments and came away with a high level of confidence in their product and level of support."

Lincoln, pop. 20,500, is located 35 miles north of Sacramento in picturesque Western Placer County. Since 2002 it has been ranked among the top two fastest growing cities in the state, with year-over-year growth rates as high as 28%.

"Relocating to newly emerging communities like Lincoln can be especially rewarding with technology to ease the transition," said Brian Brown, senior vice president of sales at Optical Solutions. "With FiberPath's lightening fast broadband connections, people can easily work from home or take advantage of online universities, home health care, interactive game-play, streaming media and numerous other applications to enhance quality of life."

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