Spread Networks Lights New Dark Fiber Network Connecting America’s Two Largest Financial Centers

New Latency Standard between Chicago and New York Operational at under 13.33 milliseconds Round-Trip
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Ridgeland, MS - August 16, 2010 -Spread Networks Inc., a privately owned telecommunications provider, today announced the lighting of its all new dark fiber network setting a new ultra low-latency standard between Chicago and New York.

To bring this ultra low-latency offering to the market, Spread Networks trenched a long-haul route on the shortest possible path connectingNew YorkandChicago.  Spread Networks customers get their own fiber pair to operate their own private network using dedicated equipment from one of several certified network equipment providers.  The route is now operational-customers have lit their networks using equipment from their selected equipment providers, and are achieving latency well under the company's guaranteed 13.33 milliseconds round-trip.

"Spread Networks was built from the ground up to meet demand from enterprise customers for diverse, low latency connectivity between the nation's largest financial centers" saidDavid Barksdale, CEO of Spread Networks.  "Spread Networks' customers are now operational on our secure, ultra low latency, state-of-the-art system, and we are pleased to report that they are achieving sub-13.33 milliseconds speeds across a very secure operating environment."

Spread Networks, together with several network equipment providers, offers a comprehensive solution that provides customers with infrastructure, equipment and services needed to run their own private network-the best way to manage consistent low latency and network security. Without the drag of traditional telecommunications offerings, Spread Networks provides its customers with a private network to achieve a 'clean speed,' allowing data to run as close as possible to the true speed of light through fiber.

Spread Networks worked closely with optical equipment manufacturers in search of the lowest-latency solutions.  These network equipment providers include: ADVA Optical Networking, Ciena® Corporation and Infinera.  All offer tailored hardware/service package solutions that meet the 13.33ms requirement.

About Spread Networks

Spread Networks sets a new standard for trading latency. Built from the ground up this flagship product offers a fresh supply of dark fiber on the shortest route betweenNew YorkandChicago, bringing round-trip latency under 13.33ms. Without the drag of traditional telecommunications offerings, Spread Networks provides its customers with a private network to achieve a 'clean speed' allowing data to run as close as possible to the true speed of light through fiber. www.spreadnetworks.com

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About ADVA Optical Networking

ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) is a global provider of intelligent telecommunications infrastructure solutions. With software-automated Optical+Ethernet transmission technology, the Company builds the foundation for high-speed, next-generation networks. The Company's FSP 3000 product leads the industry in low latency applications. With a flexible and fast-moving organization, ADVA Optical Networking forges close partnerships with its customers to meet the growing demands in the Enterprise Financial vertical. Thanks to reliable performance for more than 15 years, the Company has become a trusted partner for more than 250 carriers and 10,000 enterprises across the globe. For more information, please visit us at www.advaoptical.com.

About Ciena

Ciena is the network specialist. We collaborate with customers worldwide to unlock the strategic potential of their networks and fundamentally change the way they compete. With focused innovation, Ciena brings together the reliability and capacity of optical networking with the flexibility and economics of Ethernet, unified by a software suite that delivers the industry's leading network automation. We routinely post recent news, financial results and other important announcements and information about Ciena on our website. For more information, visit www.ciena.com.

About Infinera

Infinera is a leader and innovator in optical network technology and is the number one provider of long-haul optical systems in North America. A pioneer in digital technology for long-haul and metro optical networks, Infinera has developed customized solutions for high-availability, low-latency networks for service provider and financial applications. Infinera's optical systems are designed to provide customers with simplicity and speed through rapid deployment, instant bandwidth delivery, and low latency.  Infinera products serve as the backbone of long haul and metro networks around the world.  For more information, please visit http://www.infinera.com.