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Bahamas Gets Extreme Ethernet

First broadband internet network for Caribbean islands built with Extreme Networks Ethernet systems

March 20, 2002

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Extreme Networks,Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR - news) today announced that the first broadband networkconnecting key islands in the Caribbean is built on its award-winningEthernet networking platforms. Cable Bahamas, the premier Internet andcommunications service provider in the Bahamas, has created a GigabitEthernet MAN spanning 70 miles serving the islands of Grand Bahama, NewProvidence, and Eleuthera.Cable Bahamas provides premium Internet access and tiered bandwidth servicesbased on Extreme Networks' Ethernet solutions for commercial businesscustomers and residential settings. The new network interconnects customersfrom the access point at the edge of the network into the network's core,providing much greater bandwidth from end-to-end, an ideal infrastructurefor faster communication services. With Extreme Networks' Alpine(TM) andSummit® switching systems, data connections can be provisioned to customersin increments from 1Mbps to 10 Mps, providing abundant bandwidth for a fullsuite of services including tiered bandwidth services, IP video, andInternet access."We have built our advanced network with Extreme Networks solutions overthe past year and today customers are realizing the distinct benefits fromhigher bandwidth and flexible services," said Richard Pardy, president ofCable Bahamas. "Extreme Networks' Gigabit Ethernet switching has providedus a cost effective means to deploy services that we could not have offeredwith the competing products and technologies that were available."Extreme Networks Inc.

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