MegaPath Ethernet Over Copper Named Best Wholesale Ethernet Service for 2012

Nationwide Ethernet over Copper Service Recognized by the Metro Ethernet Forum

PLEASANTON, Calif. – Nov. 27, 2012 MegaPath Corporation, one of the leading providers of managed data, voice, security and hosted IT services in North America, today announced that its wholesale Ethernet over Copper (EoC) access solution was awarded Best Wholesale Ethernet Service for 2012 by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), the defining body for Carrier Ethernet. A panel of judges reviewed a number of submissions and recognized MegaPath's service for both its technical merits as well as its impact on the overall Ethernet market over the last 12 months.

Building on years of development, MegaPath Wholesale provides MEF-compliant E-Access services using Ethernet over Copper (EoC) network access technology to service provider partners and carriers throughout the U.S. who in turn serve business customers. It now has the largest E-Access EoC deployment in the U.S., providing service from more than 690 Central Offices nationwide and reaching three million businesses. MegaPath partners have taken advantage of this cost-effective service as a viable alternative to T1 and Bonded T1 access to grow their own businesses.

"MEF received multiple submissions about how Carrier Ethernet services are changing the industry landscape by delivering substantial business value in a unique manner. It is great to see MegaPath recognized for the nationwide rollout of their Ethernet over Copper solution," said Nan Chen, MEF President.

MegaPath's EoC offering, which complies with key technical standards, also recognizes the additional requirements of a complete service necessary to drive the broader adoption of Ethernet. Beyond broad availability and compliance with standards for Carrier Ethernet, MegaPath provides a unique solution that meets customer expectations for timely and accurate delivery, backed by strong service level agreements and virtually seamless management of the customer experience through their Connect partner portal or xLink API.

"We are extremely proud of the investment we've made in the Carrier Ethernet space. It represents a combined effort across multiple groups within the company including Products, Network Engineering, Operations and Software Development to provide a truly scalable service to our wholesale partners," said David Williams, Senior Vice President, MegaPath Wholesale. "More than ever before, our partners can take advantage of the technical benefits of Ethernet as a business-friendly solution to customer needs."

MegaPath plans to continue investing in its Ethernet network and will announce new applications and services in 2013. For more information on MegaPath's wholesale Ethernet services, visit www.megapathwholesale.com/products/ethernet.

About the MEF:
The MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 200 organizations, including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductor vendors and testing organizations. The MEF's mission is to accelerate the worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. The MEF develops Carrier Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide. For more information about the Forum, including a complete listing of all current MEF members, please visit the MEF web site at http://www.MetroEthernetForum.org/.

About MegaPath
MegaPath operates one of the largest end-to-end communications networks in the country, providing both commercial and wholesale services. The company provides a full range of data, voice, security and hosted IT services for small, medium and enterprise businesses nationwide, as well as wholesale solutions to the carrier and service-provider markets through one of the largest end-to-end networks in the country. MegaPath helps businesses easily and securely communicate between their headquarters, employees and business partners to lower costs, increase security and enhance employee productivity. To learn more about MegaPath's managed IP data, voice, security and hosted IT services, please visit www.megapath.com.

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