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Press Release -- June 3rd, 2010
Source: US Signal
Tags: DWDM, Ethernet, Exchange

US Signal Broadens Carrier Ethernet Service Offering with CENX Connection

Partnership expands wholesale and on-net business for US Signal’s services

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – June 3, 2010 – US Signal, a leading provider of data bandwidth capacity and Ethernet services in the Midwest, today announced that it is now offering access to its extensive metro and regional network via a new connection with CENX, Inc., operator of the world’s first and most connected Carrier Ethernet exchanges.

The first interconnection is at CENX’s Chicago exchange and provides carriers with seamless access to US Signal’s Virtual Ethernet Services. The partnership with CENX enables faster turn-up time, easier connection for US Signal’s wholesale customers and extends the scope of US Signal’s Ethernet service business.
“Our partnership with CENX provides the most cost effective way for our wholesale customers to reach Ethernet service locations across our extensive network,” said Dan Olrich, chief operating officer for US Signal. “Connecting with CENX also gives US Signal the ability to create a seamless network for our customers. CENX’s well-known expertise in the field of Carrier Ethernet and full support for our advanced services make it an ideal partner for US Signal in providing the highest performance Ethernet services for our customers.”
“We are delighted that US Signal has joined the growing number of leading service providers who have selected CENX as an excellent way of extending the reach and scope of their Ethernet service offerings,” said Eric Gillenwater, vice president of worldwide development for CENX. “CENX’s Carrier Ethernet exchanges are the world’s first operational service-level interconnects and have become the fastest growing connection points in the industry with more than 10 million Ethernet service locations established since October of 2009.”
About US Signal
The US Signal debt-free, fiber optic network is one of the largest, fully deployed networks in the Midwest, covering Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. With more than 6,000 miles of long-haul fiber and over 700 miles of fiber optic metro rings in strategic tier-one, tier-two and tier-three markets, the US Signal optical backbone features Cisco Systems Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology and is designed with a SONET, redundant architecture. All of US Signal’s services are delivered over this protected network to ensure resiliency, flexibility and scalability.
About CENX
CENX Inc., operates the world’s first and most connected Carrier Ethernet exchanges. CENX delivers carrier-neutral, location-neutral, Carrier Ethernet exchange services to global, regional and local telecom/ internet service providers. CENX interconnects service providers’ Carrier Ethernet networks worldwide, providing access to more than ten million Ethernet Service Locations. CENX simplifies, expedites and enables vast revenue opportunities, dramatic cost-saving and Carrier Ethernet global ubiquity – a foundation for next generation telecommunications networks. Through its work in the MEF (http://www.metroethernetforum.org/) and in the industry, the CENX management team has played a leading role in the definition of standards and the development of the Carrier Ethernet market over the last nine years.

The first interconnection is at CENX’s Chicago exchange and provides carriers with seamless access to US Signal’s Virtual Ethernet Services. The partnership with CENX enables faster turn-up time, easier connection for US Signal’s wholesale customers and extends the scope of US Signal’s Ethernet service business.“Our partnership with CENX provides the most cost effective way for our wholesale customers to reach Ethernet service locations across our extensive network,” said Dan Olrich, chief operating officer for US Signal. “Connecting with CENX also gives US Signal the ability to create a seamless network for our customers. CENX’s well-known expertise in the field of Carrier Ethernet and full support for our advanced services make it an ideal partner for US Signal in providing the highest performance Ethernet services for our customers.”“We are delighted that US Signal has joined the growing number of leading service providers who have selected CENX as an excellent way of extending the reach and scope of their Ethernet service offerings,” said Eric Gillenwater, vice president of worldwide development for CENX. “CENX’s Carrier Ethernet exchanges are the world’s first operational service-level interconnects and have become the fastest growing connection points in the industry with more than 10 million Ethernet service locations established since October of 2009.”

About US SignalThe US Signal debt-free, fiber optic network is one of the largest, fully deployed networks in the Midwest, covering Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. With more than 6,000 miles of long-haul fiber and over 700 miles of fiber optic metro rings in strategic tier-one, tier-two and tier-three markets, the US Signal optical backbone features Cisco Systems Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology and is designed with a SONET, redundant architecture. All of US Signal’s services are delivered over this protected network to ensureresiliency, flexibility and scalability.

About CENXCENX Inc., operates the world’s first and most connected Carrier Ethernet exchanges. CENX delivers carrier-neutral, location-neutral, Carrier Ethernet exchange services to global, regional and local telecom/ internet service providers. CENX interconnects service providers’ Carrier Ethernet networks worldwide, providing access to more than ten million Ethernet Service Locations. CENX simplifies, expedites and enables vast revenue opportunities, dramatic cost-saving and Carrier Ethernet global ubiquity – a foundation for next generation telecommunications networks. Through its work in the MEF (http://www.metroethernetforum.org/) and in the industry, the CENX management team has played a leading role in the definition of standards and the development of the Carrier Ethernet market over the last nine years.

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