Provo, Utah deploys World Wide Packets for FTTP network

July 26, 2004

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. and PROVO, Utah -- World Wide Packets, the leading provider of Ethernet Access Networking solutions, today announced that its LightningEdge(R) suite has begun wide-scale deployment throughout the city of Provo, Utah for one of the nation's largest municipal fiber-optic service delivery networks. Recently recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the top ten "Best Places for Business and Careers," the city will offer broadband services to more than 33,000 residential and commercial premises, all powered by World Wide Packets.

Provo, Utah, a public power city, originally deployed fiber optic rings in support of an upgrade to the power distribution system in the city. Provo soon realized the rings could be used to enhance the quality of life for businesses and residences of the city. Provo selected World Wide Packets' LightningEdge Ethernet Networking Access solution suite, because of its ability to offer a wide range of data, voice, and video services. Additionally, because of the proven scalability and easy deployment of Active Ethernet, the cost-per-subscriber for the access equipment and fiber infrastructure to deliver a fully symmetrical, dedicated 100 Mb/s broadband connection for Provo's network falls under $1,500 at a time when other FTTP deployments easily reach $3000 per subscriber, and deliver significantly less bandwidth.

"We view the fiber network to be a critical part of the City's infrastructure, as important as sewer, water, electricity and roads," said Lewis Billings, Mayor of the City of Provo. "The fiber network and the services it enables will ensure continued economic growth and vitality for Provo and we want these benefits to be extended to every business and resident in the city. World Wide Packets' LightningEdge suite was the only clear choice in terms of its ability to scale to deploy a full service residential and business network, as well as enable a triple-play strategy."

World Wide Packets Inc.

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