OnFiber launches optical services in U.S.

Aug. 1, 2001
Aug. 1, 2001--OnFiber Communications announced the launch of a new fiber optic network architecture -- HomeRun Fiber -- that enables the provisioning of high bandwidth circuits for metro access applications.

OnFiber Communications announced the launch of a new fiber optic network architecture -- HomeRun Fiber -- that enables the provisioning of high bandwidth circuits for metro access applications.

The unique optical delivery system employs a network of dense fiber grids that delivers broadband connectivity between enterprise buildings, carriers, Internet service providers and value added service providers. A suite of services including SONET, Gigabit Ethernet and Optical Wavelength is now being offered in the San Jose-Bay Area, Seattle, Dallas, Houston and Philadelphia with more metros to be added in 2002.

OnFiber's national customers include MSN, Yahoo and Qwest Communications. The company also provides metro access connectivity to aggressive regional Internet service providers offering next generation services.

Despite demand for broadband connectivity, access connections between corporate LANs and service provider networks continue to be limited. Less than ten percent of the 750,000 U.S. commercial buildings have direct fiber connections that deliver broadband service, and available connectivity solutions are mostly copper-based lines. Since traditional copper lines are less reliable and scalable than an all-optical network, a costly "last mile" bottleneck exists.

Utilizing its proprietary HomeRun Fiber architecture, OnFiber is able to connect directly to service providers and enterprise businesses. By constructing optical grids targeting buildings in suburban clusters, OnFiber is able to provide true "last mile" connectivity to their customers while greatly reducing provisioning time and cost.

About OnFiber Communications:

OnFiber Communications is a metro access provider constructing and operating fiber optic networks in major metropolitan areas nationwide. For more information, visit www.onfiber.com.

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