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MetroCast Selects Sidera to Deliver Managed 100Gb Waves

Upgrade of Managed 10Gb Waves to 100Gb Boosts Capacity for Business and Residential Services

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 02/05/13 -- Sidera Networks, the leading provider of tailored, high-capacity communications services to large enterprise, carrier and data center customers, announces that it has upgraded MetroCast's 10Gb connections between Rochester, NH and Boston, MA as well as Ashburn, VA and Leonardtown, MD with 100Gb capacity connections. MetroCast is a top-20 multi-system operator serving over 200 communities throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama and Mississippi.

Sidera not only currently provides multiple 10Gb backbone connections to MetroCast, but also will now provide 100Gb transport connectivity to peering points in Ashburn, VA and Boston, MA. The upgrade of MetroCast's network to 100Gb provides the capacity to serve its residential and business video, Internet and voice subscribers, as well as Enterprise clients who are served through a suite of Metro Ethernet products, including Dedicated Internet Access, Point-to-Point/Point-to-Multi-Point, and Digital Business Trunking.

"This is a significant announcement as it represents one of the Industry's few client-facing 100Gb network connection installations," said Clint Heiden, President of Sidera Networks. "Sidera is well known for its ultra low-latency and diverse network. Now we have added the ability to scale and deliver any amount of capacity to meet the demands of large network, video and content providers throughout our footprint."

"We are extremely pleased with Sidera's ability to meet the growing bandwidth demands of our customers," said Josh Barstow, Vice President of Advanced Services for MetroCast. "The rapid adoption of our video, Internet and voice products within our footprint, coupled with the growing demand for Business Class Ethernet services, will require the scalability that will allow MetroCast to optimize product performance and the quality of the customer experience."

Sidera's network services the Northeast and mid-Atlantic corridor with high-bandwidth, low-latency connectivity to key cities including Boston, New York, Washington, DC, Chicago, London and Toronto. The Network reaches as far north as Burlington, VT and Portland, ME with its most southern points in Ashburn, VA and Washington, DC. The network's western points include Toronto, Canada; Chicago and Aurora, IL. Sidera's services include dark fiber, wavelengths and Ethernet. To learn more about Sidera's services, visit www.sidera.net or follow Sidera on Twitter @sideranetworks.

About Sidera Networks
Sidera Networks, LLC is the premier provider of tailored, high capacity communications services to large enterprise, carrier, and data center customers with a focus on how customers connect to cloud services and access or distribute content. Sidera Networks offers a comprehensive suite of facilities-based services including: Ethernet, SONET, Wavelength, Dark Fiber, Internet Access, Colocation and more. With a fiber optic network leveraging unique rights-of-way that delivers connectivity to the major metropolitan areas from Maine to Virginia and out to Chicago, as well as access to Toronto and London, Sidera is committed to delivering cost-effective, custom solutions coupled with superior industry expertise, service and support. Learn more about Sidera at www.sidera.net or call 877.669.6366.

Harron Communications, L.P., dba MetroCast Communications, www.MetroCast.com, serves over 200,000 Residential and Business Class customers in more than 200 communities in the states of New Hampshire, Maine, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Connecticut, South Carolina, Mississippi and Alabama with video, Internet and voice products, as well as Business Class Ethernet services. For more information, please visit MetroCast.

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