Optimum Lightpath Unveils New Product Suite To Power Government Communication

Optimum Lightpath Government Services Suite helps local governments reduce costs, improve efficiencies and better support residents and businesses.


JERICHO, NY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 Optimum Lightpath®, a market leader in Ethernet-based communication solutions for New York metropolitan area businesses, today announced the availability of its Optimum Lightpath Government Services Suite. The new suite, designed to serve the needs of local government entities, addresses key demands related to reducing telecommunications costs, making services more accessible for residents and increasing collaboration between departments. The services offered by Optimum Lightpath are supported by the company's 100 percent fiber network, flat-rate billing for cost control and premium customer service.

"Local governments have unique telecommunications needs given the important role they play in serving their residents and businesses," said Julia McGrath, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. "The Optimum Lightpath Government Services Suite was built with this fundamental understanding and provides the flexible, cost-effective and powerful services that help our customers in the government sector advance."

A Comprehensive Telecommunications Product Set for Government

Optimum Lightpath's Government Services Suite helps local governments such as counties, cities, townships and municipalities, overcome a range of challenges, meet emerging needs and pursue new opportunities. This includes implementing telework programs, using collaboration services to improve efficiencies for judicial, human services, police and other departments, attracting new companies and jobs, supporting local programs for residents, cutting telecommunications costs and more. The new suite also helps local government entities adapt to changing requirements related to disaster preparedness, homeland security, transportation management and introducing new efficiencies to judicial system processes. Optimum Lightpath supports these needs by providing a range of voice and data products that are fast, secure, scalable and reliable.

Products available to customers that choose the Optimum Lightpath Government Services Suite include:

- E-Line. Layer 2, dedicated point-to-point data service, to support single or multiple applications that do not require a pre-set amount of bandwidth.

- V-Line. Layer 2 point-to-point data service that utilizes a single Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC) to transmit information between locations.

- E-Link.Data solution that extends connectivity from an Optimum Lightpath customer's primary location to smaller, remote offices.

- Internet Voice Bundle. Provides Internet access with ability to terminate voice traffic from traditional or IP PBX to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) over a dedicated Ethernet service.

- Toll Free. Switched or dedicated toll-free services.

- Conference Bundle. Includes audio and Web conferencing in a single service with flexible packages.

Optimum Lightpath has proven to help local government customers operate more efficiently, keep communities connected and increase resident satisfaction. The company serves the needs of local government by supporting existing infrastructure, helping to grow new programs and improving public services. Local governments throughout the New York metro area using Optimum Lightpath's services include Wayne Township and Jefferson Township in New Jersey, and Westchester Countyin New York.

"Police departments and municipalities are becoming extremely tech reliant, so when something goes down, there's a panic," said Eric Wilsusen, Police Captain and Director of Communications for Jefferson Township. "Jefferson Township needed high performance, good value and solid customer support to serve residents and support day to day operations. We found all of this and more in Optimum Lightpath."

For more information about Optimum Lightpath Government Services Suite, visit http://www.optimumlightpath.com/government.

About Optimum Lightpath

Optimum Lightpath, a division of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC), is an industry leader in providing advanced Ethernet-based data, Internet, voice, video transport solutions and managed services to businesses across the New York metropolitan area. Optimum Lightpath's Network is a highly reliable, resilient, and scalable fiber-to-the-business-premises network extending more than 4,700 route miles connecting more than 5,000 fiber-lit locations. Exclusively focused on meeting customer needs in the world's largest business market for 20 years, Optimum Lightpath has been continually recognized for its high level of customer service. For 13 straight years, the New York State Public Service Commission has given Optimum Lightpath its Commendation of Excellence. Optimum Lightpath has received many industry awards for innovation and leadership, most recently being named the 2011 North American Regional Service Provider of the Year by MEF. For more information, visit www.optimumlightpath.com.

Charlstie Laytin
Cablevision
516-803-2357
Claytin@cablevision.com
Brian Baumley
BLB Communications for Optimum Lightpath
609-759-0252
Brianb@blbcomm.com