Plattsburgh businesses to receive New York State's first community-wide fiber optic connections, from Primelink and Optical Solutions

August 13, 2002

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Optical Solutions Inc., the market leader in fiber optic communications systems for the last mile, today announced it has been awarded New York State's first fiber-to-the-community contract from Primelink, a wholly owned competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) subsidiary of Champlain Telephone Company in Champlain, N.Y. Primelink will deliver fiber optic-powered voice and data services to businesses in Plattsburgh, N.Y."We had been leasing copper lines from the incumbent RBOC to provide a competitive voice and data option for businesses, but we found that the infrastructure was compromising our ability to provide high-quality, bandwidth-rich services," said Steve Pinto, Primelink's director of operations. "With fiber, we can deliver a much higher grade of service with nearly limitless bandwidth capability. It's a win-win for us and our customers."In Plattsburgh, Primelink's service area includes a 5,000-acre area that was formerly Plattsburgh Air Force Base. The area is currently undergoing revitalization and deploying FiberPath can help attract new commercial occupants and attract tech savvy residents.The Plattsburgh deployment will feature Optical Solutions' FiberPath® 400 solution, which is based on a passive optical network (PON) architecture and configured to meet the communications needs of small-to-medium sized businesses. The all-optical FiberPath 400 offers the latest in converged services, including high-speed data and multiple lifeline-quality voice connections all on the same fiber network. Primelink may potentially consider a video offering in Plattsburgh as well over the FiberPath broadband platform.Optical Solutions Inc.

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