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Press Release -- May 12th, 2014
Source: Spread Networks, Sunesys

Spread Networks Provides 300Gbps Fiber Optic Backbone for Sunesys between Chicago, Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Spread Networks Brings High-bandwidth Connectivity to Sunesys’ Healthcare, Carrier, Education and Business Enterprise Clients on it World Class Telecommunications Network

[Ridgeland, MS] – May 12, 2014 – Spread Networks announced that it has entered into an agreement with Sunesys to provide a 300 gigabit per second fiber optic backbone between datacenters in Chicago, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Spread Network’s will power a portion of Sunesys’ recently announced lit services product expansion and new state-of-the-art data center transport network, “SunTran”, with its world class high bandwidth connectivity.  Spread Networks offers a suite of connectivity solutions for carrier and enterprise customers of all kinds on its diverse and secure fiber optic network.

The SunTran network provides Ethernet, private wavelength and IP services in each of Sunesys’ regional markets to the healthcare, carrier, education and enterprise business sectors.  The state-of-the-art SunTran data center network also provides high-speed transport to over 60 key data center locations across the United States, connecting Sunesys’ regional networks.

Spread Networks’ telecommunication backbone service will support Sunesys’ long-haul pathways between Chicago and other parts of Illinois, Delaware, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and additional areas of Pennsylvania, Ashburn in Virginia, New Jersey and New York. For more on the transport network, please visit:

Spread Networks CEO, David Barksdale commented, “We look forward to providing Sunesys with a best-in-class carrier backbone along this route, so that they can support scalable, secure and reliable connectivity for their customers.  Spread’s carrier wholesale business continues to grow by leaps and bounds, and today we transport multiple terabits per second of carrier wholesale and non-financial enterprise data in addition to our flagship low-latency financial network.  Sunesys will be a key partner in expanding these services across the region.”

“Spread Networks is an ideal solution to connect key portions of our network between Chicago, Pennsylvania and New York,” commented Sunesys Senior Vice President, Alan Katz. “Their newly-installed long haul fiber optic network provides a state-of-the-art foundation for this portion of our SunTran network, and will allow us to meet the needs of the numerous verticals and services we offer – Ethernet, wavelength, IP, enterprise, healthcare, and carrier alike.”

Construction is underway to connect the Spread and Sunesys networks in Illinois, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with the service expected to be fully operational by June 2014.

About Spread Networks

Spread Networks, a privately own telecommunications provider, built a carrier-neutral fiber network from the ground up, connecting New York and Chicago to set a new standard for latency, diversity and reliability. Without the drag of traditional telecommunications offerings, Spread Networks provides its customers with a state-of-the-art diverse and secure fiber optic network to allow data to run as close as possible to the true speed of light through fiber.


About Sunesys, LLC

Sunesys is a leading provider of premium bandwidth services and private fiber optic networks. We own, operate, and maintain our own high density fiber optic network in major metropolitan areas across the U.S. Sunesys offers a comprehensive suite of tailored, high capacity, facilities-based network services coupled with superior industry expertise, service, and support. Sunesys provides telecommunications services and private fiber optic networks in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Ohio, Illinois, Georgia, Florida and California.

Sunesys is a subsidiary of Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE: PWR). Quanta Services safely provides engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for comprehensive infrastructure needs in the electric power and oil and natural gas industries. With a workforce tens of thousands strong and offices across North America and abroad, Quanta is the premier provider in the industries it serves.

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