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Dark Fiber Opens the Door for a Divers, Cost-Effective Enterprise Network Metro Connect USA 2007, Miami, FL – January 23, 2007

4Connections, and Source One announce the successful completion of a dark fiber network build-out.

4Connections, a New Jersey and New York metro lit and dark fiber provider, announces in January to industry executives attending Capacity Magazine’s Metro Connect USA 2007 conference, the successful completion of a dark fiber network build-out for Bradco Supply, a leading national distributor of building materials.

Bradco’s network now links its New Jersey headquarters and three separate office locations to the premier New Jersey carrier hotel, 165 Halsey Street in Newark.
“With our new network access, we are able to save $2000 a month on new Internet service and increase our bandwidth 300%,” states Nick Hayes, Manager of Infrastructure Services and Technology for Bradco Supply.

“Now we can choose how we wish to grow our network on a going-forward basis. We have also increased our network security, by eliminating a local loop and increasing our diversity inside our frame-relay network.”

“Eliminating the local loop charges in New Jersey provided additional cost savings for Bradco,” continues Michael Sevret, 4Connections – Director of Business Development.
“Over just a short time, the operational savings will pay for the cost of the build-out, so it was a plan that made sense to all.”

4Connections worked hand-in-hand with Source One Management Services, a procurement service provider retained by Bradco Supply to ensure strategic cost savings and network enhancements. “For almost identical monthly access cost,” states Abe Podolak of Source One Management Services,
“Bradco Supply was able to triple its bandwidth at its host site, choose a more competitive ISP and select a more cost-effective plan migration to a new network architecture. We see an 18-24 month amortization of our startup costs, significant ongoing savings and potential for rapid and nominal cost bandwidth growth when needed.”

About Bradco Supply :

Bradco Supply

Bradco Supply is a leading national distributor of building materials, committed to providing contractors and builders with quality products, competitive prices and the best customer service in the industry.

Even as Bradco continues to expand its locations, products and services, customer service remains its top priority. In 2006 Bradco celebrated its 40th anniversary and counted over 154 locations in 29 states.

About 4Connections:

Dark Fiber Provider

4Connections, LLC is a broadband technology enabler of advanced voice, data and video applications that provides first and last mile fiber capabilities utilizing unique and diverse right of ways.

Launched in 2001, the 4Connections team has constructed hundreds of miles of fiber cable in New Jersey and thousands of fiber miles throughout the United States.
4Connections maintains a carrier neutral position and does not compete as a service provider.

The company’s mission is to enable the deployment of broadband technologies by providing the fiber infrastructure for voice, data and video applications to travel at the speed of light.

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