Spread Networks Signs Agreement for Hudson Fiber Network to Activate and Offer Lit Services on Spread’s Carteret-Secaucus Route to Financial Services Customer

Hudson Fiber Network to Offer 1G, 10G and its Full Suite of Optical Services on Spread Networks' Secaucus and Carteret Exchange Route
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Ridgeland, MS - May 9, 2011 - Spread Networks, LLC, a privately owned telecommunications provider, today announced a new agreement with Hudson Fiber Network (HFN), a provider of high-bandwidth, low-latency networking solutions, in which HFN will activate and sell its full suite of optical services on Spread Networks® Low Latency Metropolitan Fiber Network between Carteret and Secaucus, New Jersey.

Through the agreement, effective immediately, Hudson Fiber Network will offer financial services customers bandwidth ranging from 1G and 10G as well as its ultra-low latency, optical services including passive wavelength on Spread Networks® low-latency fiber route between Carteret, NJ and Secaucus, NJ.

"The combination of Spread Networks' commitment to offering the lowest latency service on every route it operates, paired with Hudson Fiber Network's dedication to premier service, allows Spread Networks to reach a wider base of customers who value low latency and unparalleled services," said David Barksdale, Chief Executive Officer of Spread Networks.

Hudson Fiber Network has quickly become a premier Ethernet data provider in the U.S and with its relationships with companies like Spread Networks, provide financial service customers with solutions that deliver data faster, while leveraging the best networks available.

"We chose Spread Networks due to its commitment to providing the fastest speeds and the most reliable networks," said Brett Diamond, President of Hudson Fiber Network. "With this partnership, HFN is poised to offer customers our live optical services on Spread's Carteret and Secaucus route. This agreement provides customers the flexibility they need to grow their networks, while leveraging Spread's industry-leading metropolitan dark fiber access to the top exchanges."

In addition to its metropolitan dark fiber, Spread Networks® flagship Dark Fiber Network is the benchmark for low latency and connects New York and Chicago in under 13.33 milliseconds roundtrip. To build this network, Spread Networks literally trenched a long-haul route on the shortest possible path connecting these two financial centers. Spread Networks also offers an Ultra Low Latency Ethernet Wave Service between Chicago and NJ.

About Spread Networks

Spread Networks, a privately own telecommunications provider, built a new fiber network from the ground up, connecting New York and Chicago to set a new standard for latency. 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.
www.spreadnetworks.com

About Hudson Fiber Network

Headquartered in Paramus, NJ, Hudson Fiber Network is an exclusive telecom provider of high- bandwidth, low-latency networking solutions for financial, content, carrier and enterprise customers. Established in 2002, Hudson Fiber Network has quickly become a premier Ethernet data provider in the U.S. offering clients' solutions that increase network efficiency; help them manage a multi-carrier environment and lower overall networking expenditures.

The company operates a fiber network, which delivers key IP and network services in and among the top U.S. metro markets and around the globe. With more than 25 years of combined experience in the telecommunications industry, the company offers scalability and global reach through its suite of services including basic Internet connectivity (T1 through 100 Gig), Gigabit Ethernet and Wave networks. For more information, please go to www.hudsonfiber.com.

Contact:
media@spreadnetworks.com

Jennifer Handshew
STC Associates
(on behalf of Hudson Fiber Network)
jhandshew@stcassociates.com