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Press Release -- March 2nd, 2011
Source: FPL Fibernet
Tags: Ethernet, Expansion, Metro Fiber

Acquisition Expands FPL FiberNet’s Network Reach in Key Metropolitan Regions in Texas and Surrounding States

Leading Broadband Provider Continues Expansion

(MIAMI, FL) – February 28, 2011 – FPL FiberNet, a leading broadband provider, today announced that ithas acquired long‐haul network assets from Grande Communications Networks, LLC, a Texas basedcommunication company. Wholesale providers in the South Central United States will now have accessto FPL FiberNet’s high‐speed fiber‐optic telecommunication services.

The purchase of Grande's carrier‐grade network assets will allow FPL FiberNet to expand its coverage byadding approximately 2,900 miles of long‐haul network connecting all major cities in Texas withadditional connectivity to Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma. FPL FiberNet will also have a metropresence in Dallas, San Antonio, Laredo and Houston.

Building upon FPL FiberNet’s strengths, Grande's state‐of‐the‐art technology and experienced,customer‐focused work force will enable the company to expand its offerings of highly reliable, awardwinningproducts and services.

“We are committed to strategically investing in the expansion of our network to provide additionaloptions and better serve our customers” said Carmen Perez, President, FPL FiberNet. “We look forwardto offering customers reliable and cost competitive telecom service in these new markets.”

Wholesale customers will have access to Dedicated Internet Access, Ethernet and SONET/TDMtelecommunications services.

About FPL FiberNet

FPL FiberNet, LLC, based in Miami, provides long‐haul and metro fiber‐optic broadband network servicesto wholesale and enterprise customers throughout most major metropolitan areas in Florida and Texas,with connectivity in Atlanta, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. FPL FiberNet is a subsidiary of NextEraEnergy, Inc., a leading clean energy provider. For more information, visit www.FPLFiberNet.com

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