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Monday, April 05, 2004


Virginia: LENOWISCO selects World Wide Packets for fiber network

"World Wide Packets, the leading provider of Ethernet Access networking solutions, today announced that its LightningEdge(TM) suite has been selected for deployment by LENOWISCO Planning District Commission, a central planning agency for the Lee, Wise and Scott Counties and the City of Norton, Virginia. World Wide Packets' LightningEdge solution will provide residential and business customers access to an impressive fiber optic loop - more than 220 miles in total. 'With this step, Southwest Virginia becomes one of the most connected areas in the country,' said Ron Flanary, Executive Director of LENOWISCO. 'LENOWISCO exists to leverage the best shared services for our member areas."

World Wide Packets has also announced that its' FTTH (fiber to the home) products have received RUS approval:
"World Wide Packets, the leading provider of Ethernet Access networking solutions, today announced that its LightningEdge(TM) suite has been accepted for inclusion in the USDA Rural Utilities Service (RUS) List of Materials. Products featured on the list are eligible to be purchased with funds from RUS grants and loans. LightningEdge was listed for both optical and copper deployments and includes options for indoor and hardened installations.


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