Alloptic provides it EPON solution to Palmetto Bluff, a Master Planned Community in South Carolina

June 16, 2004

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LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Alloptic, Inc., a pioneer in the development and deployment of Ethernet passive optical networks (EPONs),today announced that Palmetto Bluff, a 20,000-acre premier MasterPlanned Community located in Bluffton, South Carolina, has created anational-first “data-on-demand” telecommunications service. This service will beoperated by Hargray Communications Group and anchored with the Alloptic fiberoptic network solution.

Alloptic’s EPON solution offers state-of-the-art voice, video, dataand telemetry services. Through the partnership with Hargray, the local telecommunications service provider, residents of Palmetto Bluff haveready access to bandwidth on demand from 256 kbps to 1.5 Mbps for bothintranet and Internet data usage. When you combine this with the voice, video,and security features available, the residents of Palmetto Bluff willbenefit from a custom broadband network built for the consumer, not the service provider. It is a network that will serve as a model for the nation.

All Palmetto Bluff residents will have access to bandwidth that deliversvoice, high-speed data, and analog and digital video services thatinclude an extensive menu of on-demand entertainment options. Additionalfeatures include such services as high-capacity data transfer and streaming video. Residents will also have a private password-controlled intranet that delivers community-specific local content, such as local merchant offers, on-line reservations for golf, restaurants and other amenities,as well as life-safety services and public service information. Palmetto Bluff is committed to offering its homebuyers the most innovative technology available today and well into the future.

“Palmetto Bluff represents what is possible when you focus on the needsof your customer,” said William Peacher, general manager and chiefoperating officer for Palmetto Bluff. “Our residents select Palmetto Bluffbecause they are looking for a unique lifestyle and the ability to enjoy the beautiful surroundings while being fully connected to the rest of the world. I think the rate of sales for our lots and the fact that the project has sold more than $93 million in real estate in the past twelvemonths is proof that we ‘got it right’.”

“We are pleased to deliver a state-of-the-art infrastructure forPalmetto Bluff,” said John Yuzdepski, vice president of sales and marketing for Alloptic. “Clearly, today’s homebuyers are expecting more, and this includes the capabilities of a high-speed communications network. The unique ability to dynamically change bandwidth is a true differentiatorfor the community, and highlights the importance of always-on,ultra-high-speed Internet in the home, whether for general surfing, working remotely or conducting research for a homework assignment.”

Alloptic Inc.

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