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Press Release -- February 2nd, 2010
Source: Optimum Lightpath
Tags: Ethernet, Low Latency, Video

Optimum Lightpath Introduces 40 Gigabit Optical Transport Service

Continues to deliver cutting edge communication solutions to meet emerging bandwidth and speed demands of customers in the New York metropolitan area.

JERICHO, NY, February 2, 2010 – Optimum LightpathSM,a market leader in Ethernet-based communication solutions for New York metropolitan area businesses, today announced the availability of its 40 gigabit optical transport service. Developed to meet the emerging bandwidth and speed demands of its smart community customers, the new service is available throughout Optimum Lightpath's entire footprint and based on a simple, flat-rate pricing model.

Driving The Need For 40 Gigabit Services

Demand for 40 gigabit services has emerged due to ever-increasing needs for high-bandwidth capacity and extremely low latency, particularly in the New York metropolitan area, which hosts the largest concentration of financial institutions in the country. In the fast-paced financial markets, every microsecond matters and a 40 gigabit optical transport service can offer the speeds needed to make more precise trades and the security necessary to ensure data stays safe. While subscribing to multiple 10 gigabit links has largely served this need to date, a move to 40 gigabit can also deliver better network efficiencies for businesses and provide a platform built to handle ongoing demand increases for the foreseeable future.

"Optimum Lightpath works extremely closely with its customers to understand their ever-changing communication services needs," said Dave Pistacchio, President of Optimum Lightpath. "If there is a technology need on our customers' roadmap, it is on ours as well. To that end, we've developed a 40 gigabit optical transport service to align with our customers impending network upgrade strategies."

Realizing Network Efficiencies With Room For Further Growth

Optimum Lightpath's 40 gigabit optical transport service introduces several benefits for businesses, including:

  • More bandwidth. Significant bandwidth capacity to accommodate virtually any application or demand in network services or performance.
  • Unprecedented speed. Ability to take advantage of extremely low-latency services.
  • Improved efficiencies. Opportunity to consolidate multiple 10 gigabit links to improve network operations and efficiencies.
  • Scalability. A dynamic platform that can support 100 gigabit services when the need arises.
  • Simple pricing. Predictable pricing with no mileage charges or hidden fees.
  • Security. Point-to-point optical connections to ensure data security.
  • Resilience. Diverse and redundant network routing.

The new service protects business data by providing ultra low-latency, high-security, and high-speed optical services based on Wave Division Multiplexing technology and is positioned to support 40 Gigabit Ethernet when it becomes standardized.

"Optimum Lightpath is constantly leveraging the potential of its network to deliver more speed, increased flexibility and mission-critical quality to our Smart Community customers that depend on us to help transform their business operations and continue to grow," said Christopher Rabii, Senior Vice President of Technical Operations for Optimum Lightpath. "As the need for high-bandwidth and low-latency services continues to expand, Optimum Lightpath is ready to support it with the most advanced network available."

About Optimum Lightpath

Optimum Lightpath, a division of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC, news, filings), is an industry leader in providing advanced Ethernet-based data, Internet, voice, video transport solutions and managed services to businesses across the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut metropolitan area. Optimum Lightpath’s Network is a highly reliable, resilient and scalable fiber-to-the-business-premises network extending more than 3,700 route miles and is connected to more than 3,500 buildings. Exclusively focused on meeting customer needs in the world’s largest business market for 20 years, Optimum Lightpath has been continually recognized for its high level of customer service. For 11 straight years, the New York State Public Service Commission has given Optimum Lightpath its Commendation of Excellence. Optimum Lightpath has received many industry awards for innovation and leadership. For more information, visit www.optimumlightpath.com.

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Media Contacts:

Charlstie Laytin
Cablevision
516-803-235
claytin@cablevision.com

Brian Baumley
BLB Communications for Optimum Lightpath
609-759-0252
Brianb@blbcomm.com

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