Adesta to build rural Vermont fiber network

January 10, 2006 Omaha, NE -- Adesta announced that it will begin work for Northern Enterprises, Inc., to design, engineer, and project-manage the installation of a 400-mi. open access fiber-optic network in northern Vermont state, where there is currently limited affordable acces to broadband communication services.

January 10, 2006 Omaha, NE -- Adesta announced that it will begin work for Northern Enterprises, Inc., to design, engineer, and project-manage the installation of a 400-mi. open access fiber-optic network in northern Vermont state, where there is currently limited affordable acces to broadband communication services.

According to a press release, the network, known as North-Link, will provide the rural region with a backbone for high-speed Internet access, allowing for economic growth, development, and sustainability. The network will utilize existing fiber where available and financially feasible for the six-county District of the Economic Development Council of Northern Vermont (EDCNV), which includes the counties of Caledonia, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, and Orleans.

According to the release, the North-Link network will support open access for leasing to all potential users. Users are defined as: existing and future competitive local exchange carriers or Internet Service Providers (ISPs); businesses desiring their own internal communications networks; governmental agencies (federal, state and local); and existing incumbent carriers and cable television companies that desire expanded or improved coverage of their networks through use of a fiber-optic backbone.

"Building adequate highways was so important for economic prosperity in the past," comments Connie Stanley-Little, executive director of Northern Enterprises. "The new economic highway is fiber-optics and we must build it to be competitive in the global marketplace. We are very excited to be working with Adesta to build North-Link in Vermont."

"Adesta is pleased to have been chosen by Northern Enterprises to assist in this important project for Northern Vermont. Networks such as this provide the links that are vitally important to connect our rural areas with their counterparts in larger cities," adds Bob Sommerfeld, president of Adesta. "It will provide Vermont a pilot project that can be duplicated in other areas of the state."

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