Sidera Networks Expands Fiber Network to Further Support OSHEAN Project

New York – September 1, 2011 — Sidera Networks, the premier provider of fiber optic-based network solutions, announced today it will further expand its network in Bristol County, Massachusetts to support OSHEAN’s mission to provide area colleges and universities with dedicated fiber connectivity to advance the collaboration and performance of key classroom applications.

Earlier this year, OSHEAN, a nonprofit coalition of universities, hospitals and government agencies dedicated to providing technology solutions for its member institutions, selected Sidera for its network project spanning from Rhode Island into Massachusetts. This network is designed at a rate of 10 Gbps. – a speed critical for research applications and superior communications.

“Sidera has proven to be an ideal partner for us, with the flexibility and expertise to support us on the next phase of this expansion,” said George Loftus, President and CEO of OSHEAN. “Now even more of our members will have access to Sidera’s high-speed, scalable infrastructure.”

“The institutions in the OSHEAN network depend on seamless and efficient network connectivity,” said Mike Sicoli, CEO of Sidera Networks. “This project will support more colleges and universities within the OSHEAN coalition, and we look forward to delivering flexible, high-capacity solutions throughout this region.”

Sidera Networks is committed to providing award winning service and support to educational institutions. Sidera’s provides services to nearly 50 leading colleges and universities along the Northeast corridor, offering tailored solutions, scalable bandwidth and unique routes.

About Sidera Networks
Sidera Networks Sidera Networks, LLC www.sidera.net, is the premier provider of tailored, high capacity communications services to carrier and enterprise customers. Sidera Networks offers a comprehensive suite of facilities-based services including: Ethernet, SONET, Wavelength, Dark Fiber, Internet Access, Colocation and more. With a fiber optic network leveraging unique rights-of-way that delivers connectivity to the major metropolitan areas from Maine to Virginia and out to Chicago, as well as access to Toronto and London, Sidera is committed to delivering cost-effective, custom solutions coupled with superior industry expertise, service and support.

About OSHEAN
OSHEAN Founded in 1999, OSHEAN www.oshean.org is a non-profit coalition of universities, hospitals, government agencies, and other non-profit organizations dedicated to providing innovative Internet-based technology solutions for its member institutions and the communities they serve.