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Press Release -- October 16th, 2013
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Wilcon Completes Acquisition of Freedom Dark Fiber Networks

Becomes One of the Largest Fiber Optic Networks in SoCal.
Brings Deeper Capabilities to SoCal Region

LOS ANGELES, CA — (Oct. 16, 2013) Wilcon, the premier west coast provider of best-in-class fiber optic and data center infrastructure, today announced it has closed its acquisition of Freedom Dark Fiber Networks, the leading high-capacity dark fiber provider in southern California.

With the completion of this acquisition, Wilcon is now one of the largest fiber optic networks in southern California. Wilcon has grown its fiber footprint by nearly 3,000 additional route miles, providing access to nearly 1,000 additional enterprise buildings, wireless communications sites, data centers and Internet hubs (map here). The new customer-centric network provides a powerful value proposition to the region's major industries by giving them access to connectivity into strategic submarkets not otherwise served by competitive providers.

Jon DeLuca, chief executive officer of Wilcon, states, "We are very pleased to complete this transaction, which enables us to provide unparalleled fiber access to our customers. By bringing together the most dense fiber and interconnection infrastructure in downtown Los Angeles and vast network reach throughout southern California, we are poised to deliver unmatched efficiencies in ultra-broadband performance for businesses, wireless carriers and other communications services providers.”

Dave Daigle, senior vice president of corporate development for Wilcon and founder of Freedom Dark Fiber Networks, adds, “With the close of this agreement, our combined organization is able to offer highly compelling solutions for the dynamic California economy. As a member of the executive team, I look forward to working closely with our customers to deploy leading solutions for their SoCal network needs.”

As a result of the transaction, Freedom Dark Fiber Networks has been renamed Freedom Telecommunications. The combined company will offer a broad range of services, including dark fiber, Ethernet services and managed optical wavelengths.

The acquisition was backed by Pamlico Capital, which also led Wilcon's acquisition in 2012 of IX2, a leading data center and interconnection provider in downtown Los Angeles.

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About Wilcon
Founded in 1998, Wilcon is a leading provider of fiber optic network infrastructure in Southern California connecting major colocation facilities, data centers and enterprise locations. With unparalleled network density and connectivity across downtown Los Angeles' Internet and telecommunications corridor, the company offers both dark fiber and lit services to international and domestic carriers and enterprises.

Wilcon also owns and operates leading data center and carrier-neutral colocation facilities in downtown Los Angeles, including its key hub at the One Wilshire Building. For more information, please visit www.wilcon.com or contact us at +1-888-600-2800 or info@wilcon.com

About Freedom Telecommunications
Founded in 2007, Freedom Telecommunications grew rapidly to become a leading, regional high-capacity dark fiber provider in Southern California.With vast network reach, Freedom delivers ultra-broadband solutions to leading businesses in a broad range of industries including media and entertainment, financial services, healthcare, education, Internet services and wireless communications. For more information, please visit www.freedomtelecommunications.com or contact us at +1-800-800-9688 or info@freedomtelecommunications.com

About Pamlico Capital
Pamlico Capital is a private equity firm founded in 1988 that invests in growing middle market companies in the U.S. Pamlico Capital seeks control-oriented growth equity and buyout investments of up to $75 million alongside proven management teams in its target industries, business and technology services, communications and healthcare. The firm, based in Charlotte, NC, currently manages over $2 billion in assets. Please refer to www.pamlicocapital.com for additional information.

Media Contacts

Wilcon
Claire Butkus | +1-646-644-1956
Sophie Anne Terrisse | +1-917-806-7698
wilcon@stcassociates.com

Pamlico 
Jen Dowd | +1-617-556-9982 x 225
Jen.Dowd@backbaycommunications.com

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