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[November 13, 2012]

Texas Lone Star Network Chooses Texas 1 as the Austin Hub for Their Long-Haul Fiber Network

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 11/13/12 -- Data Foundry has announced that Texas Lone Star Network (TLSN), a consortium of 40 Rural Telecommunications Carriers in Texas, has made Texas 1 the Austin hub for their long-haul fiber network. The fiber node TLSN installed within the Texas 1 data center allows customers unparalleled network access through a highly comprehensive Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) backbone with multiple Ethernet rings. TLSN operates over 4,500 fiber route miles lit with DWDM offering 10Gig and 40G optical wavelength, Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) and SONET transport services via Cisco 15454 ONS Multiservice Transport Platforms (MSTP).

"We're very excited about the options Texas 1 provides us and our customers," states Brad Seymour, General Manager at TLSN. "Installing our Point-of-Presence in Texas 1 allows us to make Austin one of the major hubs for our network which connects over 35 cities in Texas and an additional 6 cities in New Mexico." TLSN offers point-to-point wavelengths throughout their DWDM backbone network. DWDM combines data from different sources together with each signal carried simultaneously on its own separate wavelength. Since each channel is demultiplexed back into the original source, different data formats can be transmitted together. Ethernet, IP data, Synchronous Optical Network data (SONET), and asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) data can all be sent at the same time. TLSN offers several unique services such as TLSN Texas Waves®, a unique service offering of multiple 10Gig or 2.5Gig optical wavelengths bundled together. This creative offering is the perfect alternative solution for Service Providers who are faced with the high cost of a dark fiber IRU, maintenance and DWDM electronics. TLSN Ethernet Express® is another unique Ethernet ring aggregation service for connecting multiple locations providing customers the ability to add or change sites as their business needs change.

"TLSN's installation at Texas 1 furthers our goal of offering our customers unmatched network choice," explains Edward Henigin, CTO of Data Foundry. "Fiber optic hubs such as this are the backbone for many service offerings, and we're excited about the opportunities this provides our clients and the customers of TLSN." Texas 1 is the most redundant and secure data center and disaster recovery solution available in Texas and is located in an area of dense fiber-optic connectivity. From this strategic location, TLSN is able to create a long haul network that reaches more metro areas than any other telecommunications group in Texas. For more information about TLSN, visit www.tlsn.net. For more information about Data Foundry or Texas 1, please visit www.datafoundry.com.

About Texas Lonestar NetworkTLSN is a consortium of 40 Rural Telecommunications Carriers in Texas. Its Member Owners have been providing quality services to rural Texas customers for 50 to 100 years. TLSN was established in 1998 to coordinate the completion of the Member owned statewide fiber optic network. TLSN provides Private Line Transport, Internet Bandwidth, and CALEA Compliance services for its customers and TLSN Members. Its Member Owners support TLSN with technicians and outside plant personnel across the entire network.

About Data FoundryData Foundry is a global provider of wholesale data center outsourcing, retail colocation, network services, Internet bandwidth, managed services and disaster recovery services. Data Foundry's services are supported by experienced onsite engineers, technicians and support personnel 24/7/365. The company serves thousands of enterprise customers across a variety of industries including energy, technology, healthcare and financial services. Founded in 1994, Data Foundry was the first Internet Service Provider in San Antonio and one of the first 50 Internet Service Providers in the United States. Today, Data Foundry owns and operates carrier-neutral data centers in Austin and Houston and manages global colocation facilities in the Eastern and Western United States, Europe and Asia. The company also owns and operates private network deployments in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Ashburn, Los Angeles, Amsterdam and Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.datafoundry.com or call 1.888.839.2794.

Data Foundry, Inc.

1044 Liberty Park Drive Austin, Texas 78746 (888) 839-2794 www.datafoundry.com Source: Data Foundry

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