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Press Release -- September 25th, 2012
Source: Hibernia Networks
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HIBERNIA ATLANTIC PROVIDES ASK4 WITH DIVERSE UK CONNECTIVITY

Resilient Route Between London and Manchester

  • Hibernia sustains ASK4 connectivity needs through adaptable network options
  • ASK4 offers scalable solutions to prepare clients for future broadband demands
  • Hibernia’s diverse route between Manchester and Amsterdam avoids London entirely

SUMMIT, NJ & DUBLIN, IRELAND – September 25, 2012 – Hibernia Atlantic, a provider of global capacity services, announces today that it will provide a diverse, resilient connection for ASK4 , the leading supplier of fibre-optic broadband to student accomodations, between London and Manchester. This route utilizes distinctive network assets that will avoid congested paths.

ASK4 and Hibernia’s strategic relationship will supply ASK4’s domestic customers the ability to expand over Hibernia’s international network. Through this path, customers will be able to reach new geographies not previously available. As the only transatlantic system to land in the northern UK, Hibernia offers ASK4 a connection option more advanced than any other currently available route.

“It is well known that Hibernia offers a superior network designed to meet the needs of customers and capacity,” states Ross Bray, Chief Operating Officer of ASK4. “At ASK4, we are constantly seeing residents press the boundaries of broadband capacity needs. When we work with partners like Hibernia Atlantic, we can ensure we are prepared to meet customer demand in an efficient and time-effective way.”

“ASK4 is a leader in the student residential broadband space and is taking careful steps to understand what their customers need,” continues Fergus Innes, Vice President Sales, EMEA for Hibernia Atlantic. “As the only network to deliver peering access connectivity between Manchester and Amsterdam, Hibernia knows how important it is to deliver specialized connectivity services. By avoiding London, Hibernia is able to offer a path unlike other providers making ASK4 stand out further among their competition.”

Operating next generation networks throughout North America, Europe and Asia, Hibernia designs its routes with diversity and security at the onset. With a global network backed by 100% availability, Hibernia ensures its customers receive the highest in reliability and peak performance 24x7.

For more information on Hibernia’s network and to view its global network map, visit www.hiberniaatlantic.com

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About Hibernia Atlantic:

Hibernia Atlantic operates a global network connecting North America, Europe and Asia with its own submarine and terrestrial network between the United States, Canada and Europe. Hibernia offers over 120 redundant network Points of Presence (PoPs) on over 24,000 kilometers of fiber. Hibernia is owned by Columbia Ventures Corporation and Constellation Ventures Partners.

Hibernia provides secure and diverse dedicated Ethernet, DTM and optical- level services, including GigE, 10G and LanPhy wavelengths and traditional SONET/SDH services. In addition, Hibernia offers unparalleled support, flexibility and service. For more information on Hibernia Atlantic's cutting-edge network or to view the company’s communication video, please visit www.hiberniaatlantic.com.

About ASK4:

ASK4 is the leading provider of managed telecommunications services to student accommodation in the UK. The company was formed in 2000 specifically to focus on the delivery of telecommunications services to multiple-tenanted buildings and has grown significantly year on year since its inception. Ask4 currently provides service to over 100,000 students in properties across the country, owned by both private landlords and universities alike. The company also provides Internet services to residential accommodation and through its subsidiary ask4business to SMEs nationwide. For more information visit http://ask4.com

For Hibernia Atlantic media inquiries, please contact:

Jaymie Scotto & Associates

+1.866.695.3629

pr@jaymiescotto.com

For Ask4 media inquiries, please contact:

John Highfield PR

07776 180911

info@johnhighfieldpr.co.uk

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