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Tylite's subsidiary Ptera Wireless is developing Tylite's wireless network system, including community NOC/data centers and POP (Point of Presence) locations to provide the connectivity for remote users in your new network. For more information on Ptera, go to www.ptera.net
Another Tylite subsidiary is Priority Terabit Inc., which is a CLEC for providing a range of services from simple telephone to full video/TV/VOD. For more information on Priority Terabit Inc, contact Jim Wilson at 509.927.7837
Tylite in the News - Press Release 05/01/2003

Tylite, Inc., offers fiber network design and financial modeling
tools to municipalities, cities and PUDs

"Spokane, Washington - May 1, 2003 - Tylite, Inc., a Pacific Northwest company that is the premier architect of high-speed broadband fiber networks, today announced they are offering a royalty-free license to their Enduring Fiber to the home NetworkTM (EFNTM) technology. They also offer an online financial modeling tool for cost estimating.

Tylite's focus is enabling small cities to provide broadband fiber networks to residents, businesses, educational institutions, health care organizations, government and other local users. Tylite's network designs may include wireless technologies, as well as fiber, offering communities an array of options not readily available through conventional network implementations.

Community leaders across the U. S. are chartered to provide essential core services to their constituencies. And, while these services typically include power, sewer, roads and water, Tylite believes these services will also include broadband communication services in the future.

By providing economic differentiators that attract and retain businesses and residents, cities can expand their revenue bases. A community-wide broadband network has been proven to attract new technology businesses, enable increased levels of high-speed communication, offer distance learning opportunities for all educational levels and provide work-from-home alternatives for commuters.

Economic benefits of a Community Enduring Fiber to the home Network, EFNTM:

  • Lowers maintenance and operations
  • Eliminates expensive legacy network costs
  • Encourages build-out of e-government services
  • Promotes progressive outlook towards growth
  • Creates a competitive business environment
  • Reduces barriers of entry for all businesses
  • Enables access to expanded customer base
  • Supports technology-savvy businesses and residents
  • Offers highly reliable, redundant and secure network infrastructure

Tylite's low cost network design leverages standard LAN techniques and topologies, decreasing component costs and minimizing network training requirements for systems management. These designs are specifically tailored to community and end user needs, and reflect dramatic price/performance benefits over conventional network architectures. Tylite will license design details to interested parties on a royalty-free basis. Licensed networks must be EFNTM certified. The network provides at least 100 Mbps to every client and can provide video and phone service as well.

The EFNTM design minimizes cost by:

  • reducing active equipment locations from 5 to an average of 3 for any end-user (active locations include the head end, ring node and a unique demarcation box placed outside the end-user structure);
  • reducing number of fiber cable sizes used in the design;
  • providing large node size, thereby reducing equipment locations - only the electronics that are needed are placed in those locations;
  • providing a unified design for all services - a unified management (Data Transmission Utility (DTU)) structure is possible; and
  • utilizing a modular demarcation box at the end-user site allows installation of only those modules that are needed for services provided to that end-user.

Cities that thought they couldn't afford their own broadband network now can! Flexible financing strategies allow a faster, more aggressive implementation schedule. "Tylite's financing approach allows communities to choose a preferred level of investment and involvement to fund an EFNTM," said Terry Holm, acting CFO of Tylite. "The customer can choose to begin their project with a closed network and move to open access over time - thus requiring a lower capital investment upfront. As revenue levels increase, the community can open access to their network to other service providers."

The online cost estimator (http://www.tylite.com/estimator.html) can be used by city administrators to quickly estimate the cost of implementing an EFNTM broadband network. The estimator is purposely conservative and the network will be less expensive when actually designed.

"Using our online network estimator tool, communities can calculate the cost to build out an Enduring Fiber to the home Network - including specific information on connectivity for each location on the network," said Jim Wilson, President and CEO of Tylite. "Based on local regulatory issues or concerns, they can then determine whether it makes sense to have Tylite help provide all services, establish an open access network for service provision, or offer a combination of both scenarios."

While Tylite is primarily focusing on small cities with populations under 100,000, they will continue to provide network design and equipment integration services to school districts and "Greenfield" developers. Completed projects include assisting Central Valley School District and Spokane Public School District to implement their Gigabit Ethernet fiber networks and run voice and video as well as data.

About Tylite, Inc.
Since early 2000, Tylite has steadily been building a portfolio of client projects in the U.S.
Tylite is a privately-held corporation based in Liberty Lake, Washington. For more information on Tylite, please visit our Web site at www.tylite.com. Ptera Wireless is a subsidiary of Tylite, Inc.

Enduring Fiber to the Home Network, EFN, Future Proof Fiber, FPF and the Tylite logo are trademarks of Tylite Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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