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Press Release -- August 6th, 2013
Source: Adva Optical Networking
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NoaNet Uses ADVA 100G Core for Rapid Bandwidth Growth in Washington State

Stimulus Funding Enables Development of New Super Core

Norcross, Georgia, USA. August 6, 2013. ADVA Optical Networking announced today that Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet) has deployed its 100G Core technology to meet fierce bandwidth growth throughout Washington state. NoaNet's network reaches the extremely rural areas of the state providing high-speed broadband and Internet services. The deployment of the ADVA 100G solution was partly supported by stimulus funding from the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program to provide services to unserved and underserved communities.

"We first started working with the team at ADVA Optical Networking almost 10 years ago. During this time our network has scaled from 10G to 40G and now 100G," said Rob Kopp, CTO, NoaNet. "The key to this relationship is trust. Their team understands our network, our communities. They realize how important it is to bridge the digital divide and provide ubiquitous Internet access to all. Our network now extends over thousands of miles of fiber and what's key about ADVA Optical Networking's 100G technology is its reach. With this technology we are able to provide services to rural communities that rival or exceed what is available in metro areas."

NoaNet's relationship with ADVA Optical Networking began in 2005 and its journey from 10G to 100G clearly indicates the inherent scalability of the ADVA FSP 3000. To ensure the seamless upgrade to 100G, NoaNet bought ADVA Optical Networking's installation and support services. These services ensure that NoaNet is able to focus on its core business of driving connectivity to even more communities in the Washington state area while ADVA Optical Networking's support team guarantees peak network performance. This relationship will be critical as bandwidth demand and network usage continues to increase.

"NoaNet has seen firsthand how technology can change lives, how it can help to drive education, improve healthcare and increase business opportunities," commented John Scherzinger, vice president, North America Sales, ADVA Optical Networking. "For 10 years we've partnered NoaNet on this journey and its migration to 100G is an exceptional culmination of belief, effort and determination. With every day, NoaNet is helping to close the digital divide in Washington state and push Internet access to more and more people. We're committed to helping NoaNet take this even further. We've already proven how scalable our technology is and the next step is to move beyond 100G."

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About ADVA Optical Networking

ADVA Optical Networking is a global provider of intelligent telecommunications infrastructure solutions. With software-automated Optical+Ethernet transmission technology, the Company builds the foundation for high-speed, next-generation networks. The Company's FSP product family adds scalability and intelligence to customers' networks while removing complexity and cost. With a flexible and fast-moving organization, ADVA Optical Networking forges close partnerships with its customers to meet the growing demand for data, storage, voice and video services. Thanks to reliable performance for more than 15 years, the Company has become a trusted partner for more than 250 carriers and 10,000 enterprises across the globe. For more information, please visit us at www.advaoptical.com.

About NoaNet

NoaNet is a non-profit mutual corporation providing wholesale telecommunications transport and is headquartered in Tacoma, Washington. For more than 12 years, it has operated a reliable public open-access broadband communication network with more than 1,800 fiber miles that provides rural areas access to broadband services, supporting 61 last mile providers that serve more than 260,000 customers. NoaNet's members are 10 public utility districts and a joint operating agency that have served wholesale customers in Washington State since 2000. For more information, pleaes visit us at http://www.noanet.net/.

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