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Press Release -- April 6th, 2010
Source: Optimum Lightpath
Tags: Ethernet, Exchange, Low Latency, Video, Wavelength

Optimum Lightpath Introduces Low Latency Optical Transport Service

New Service offers Ultimate Performance Advantage To Financial, Healthcare, Media And Government Customers In The New York Metro Area

JERICHO, NY, April 6, 2010 – Optimum Lightpath® a market leader in Ethernet-based communication solutions for New York metropolitan area businesses, today announced the availability of a low latency optical transport service. Developed to meet the specific low-latency, high-bandwidth demands of its smart community customers in the finance, healthcare, media and government sectors, the new service is available on pre-equipped and pre-conditioned routes on Optimum Lightpaths footprint, and based on a simple, flat-rate pricing model.

Meeting The Demands Of Latency Sensitive Applications

The low latency optical transport service can deliver speeds down to the microsecond level with guaranteed Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and has been developed to meet the specific demands of Optimum Lightpath's vertical sector customers, particularly large financial institutions. The New York metropolitan area hosts the largest concentration of financial institutions in the country, and applications such as electronic trading, information exchange and electronic messaging increasingly require ultra-low latency as every microsecond matters when making trades and offering competitive services to a global customer base. Large customers in the healthcare and government sectors have also expressed demand for low latency services.

Optimum Lightpath's point-to-point, low latency services are supported by a guaranteed minimum latency and circuit turn up time frame, and rapid time to market availability. Route distances are minimized by bypassing common carrier infrastructure, offering each customer their own private expressway, and more routes will be added over time. The offer is designed for customers that require 1 gigabit and 10 gigabit wavelength services in pre-determined low latency routes within Optimum Lightpaths NY metro area footprint.

"Large organizations are ready to take their networks to the next level to leverage the competitive advantage that Optimum Lightpath's low latency service offers," said Dave Pistacchio, President of Optimum Lightpath. "Whether making a key financial trade, saving a patient's life or ensuring government department decision-making is based on the latest information, low latency is a key driver of effective data communication. As a result, Optimum Lightpath can offer an edge to organizations that operate in an environment where every microsecond matters."

Speeding Customers Toward Greater Competitiveness

Optimum Lightpaths Low Latency Optical Transport Service offers several benefits for businesses, including:

  • High capacity transport for low latency applications. Each transport route is custom-designed to be as short as possible, delivering latency specs to the micro-second level.
  • Route Ownership and Path Diversification. Transport is delivered over a custom-designed Optimum Lightpath low latency network for reliability of service. Optimum Lightpath offers diverse pathways that take advantage of private, uncongested routes.
  • 24/7 route span monitoring. Each route span is constantly monitored for SLA compliance.
  • Guaranteed performance. Minimized circuit delivery times, latency and performance SLAs are guaranteed.
  • Simple Pricing. Based on one, two, three and five year flat-rate pricing.
  • Security. Point-to-point optical connections ensure data security.

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 3,900 route miles and is connected to more than 3,800 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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