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Press Release -- July 20th, 2010
Source: CENX, Optimum Lightpath
Tags: Ethernet, Exchange, Expansion, Low Latency, Video

Optimum Lightpath Connects with CENX to Greatly Extend Reach of Innovative Ethernet-Based Services

Connection To Global Ethernet Exchange Significantly Expands Access To Optimum Lightpath’s Flexible, High-Performing, Value-Based Telecommunications Services From More Than 10 Million Ethernet Service Locations.

JERICHO, NY, July 20, 2010 – Optimum Lightpath, a market leader in Ethernet-based communication solutions for New York metropolitan area businesses, has established a connection with CENX, operator of the world’s first and most connected Carrier Ethernet exchange. With an initial connection at CENX’s New York exchange, Optimum Lightpath can now expand its reach to connect customers to more than 10 million Ethernet Service Locations worldwide to meet increasing demand for flexible, high-performing, value-based telecommunications services. This service enhancement comes as global organizations, such as those in the financial services sector, look to establish Ethernet-based, low latency and high-bandwidth connections between locations in the New York metro area and key locations around the world.

In 2005, Optimum Lightpath began focusing solely on the delivery of Ethernet-based services for its customers, which include mid-sized to large organizations across finance, healthcare, education, government, media and enterprise. Today, the company’s 100% fiber network extends 4,000 route miles and connects more than 4,000 lit buildings within the New York metro area. The recent connection to CENX’s new New York exchange enables Optimum Lightpath to better serve its customers with national and global locations.

“As a pioneer in the delivery of Ethernet-based services in the New York metro area, Optimum Lightpath constantly evaluates new opportunities to enhance the value that we deliver to our customers,” said Dave Pistacchio, President of Optimum Lightpath. “Our connection to CENX’s New York exchange gives us the ability to quickly and easily establish Ethernet connections to high demand locations far beyond our existing footprint to the rest of the world. This is especially important as our customers, including those in the financial services sector, look to quickly create connections between various office locations and key hot spots around the globe. Further, CENX’s expertise, service translation and monitoring empower us to pursue new business opportunities as we continue to grow our business behind industry-leading services.”

“We have worked closely with Optimum Lightpath for the last several years during the development of CENX’s Carrier Ethernet exchanges,” said Nan Chen, President of CENX. “The partnership has helped shape our services, which simplify and accelerate the expansion of business communications services such as those offered by Optimum Lightpath. We are delighted to welcome them as a valuable member of our rapidly growing CENX community.”

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 metropolitan area. Optimum Lightpath’s Network is a highly reliable, resilient, and scalable fiber-to-the-business-premises network extending more than 4,000 route miles connecting more than 4,000 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 12 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.

About CENX

CENX, Inc. operator of the world’s first and most connected Carrier Ethernet exchanges delivers carrier-neutral, location-neutral, Carrier Ethernet exchange services to global telecom/internet service providers.  CENX interconnects service providers’ Carrier Ethernet networks worldwide with more than ten million Ethernet Service Locations served. 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. For further information, contact info@cenx.com.

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