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Occam Networks Helps Iowa Telco LISCO Deploy FTTH and Triple Play Services.

Iowa CLEC Upgrades Network with Occam's BLC 6000

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Occam Networks[R] Inc. (NASDAQ: OCNW), a leading supplier of innovative Ethernet and IP-based loop carrier equipment to telecommunications companies, announced today that the Local Internet Service Company (LISCO), a leading competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) serving in the Fairfield, Iowa area has begun purchasing Occam's BLC 6000 Fiber products as part of a strategy to overbuild Fairfield with fiber to the home (FTTH).

"After reviewing the offerings of multiple access equipment providers, we selected Occam Networks. Occam demonstrated the best ability to deploy Gigabit Ethernet to the home," said Lance Yedersberger, president of LISCO. "We believe Active Ethernet is the optimal technology in terms of stability and flexibility to offer new, advanced broadband services to our subscribers.

"Our goal is to empower our community to compete in the global marketplace. We understand that in countries like Japan and Korea, broadband speeds of 100 Mbps are standard. LISCO intends to make this speed the basic service offering in Fairfield. We would like those companies developing the next generation of Internet applications to think of Fairfield as a place to test their advanced products."

LISCO has purchased Occam's 6312 Optical Line Termination blades and 6314s 10GigE Optical Packet Transport and Optical Line Termination blades. When complete, LISCO will be able to offer Triple Play services (the combination of voice, data and video) to approximately 4,000 residential subscribers.

"LISCO's aggressive program to overbuild Fairfield with fiber will help ensure its subscribers receive the most advanced services available," said Nathan Harrell, vice president of sales for Occam. "We look forward to helping them deploy and turn up the equipment necessary to offer subscribers Gigabit Ethernet service to their homes."


LISCO serves the Fairfield, Iowa area and other Southeast Iowa communities with a wide range of telecommunications services including POTS, DSL, server and Website hosting, and related services. LISCO was founded in 1995.

About Occam Networks Inc.

Occam Networks' broadband loop carrier (BLC) solutions enable telecommunications and other service providers to offer innovative voice, broadband, IPTV and full triple play services over copper or fiber. Occam solutions give telco service providers the flexibility and scalability to continuously expand their offerings, with simplicity of service deployment. Occam's BLC products and services are currently deployed at over 200 service providers in North America. For more information, please visit

Cautionary Note About Forward-Looking Statements

Portions of this press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future performance of Occam Networks, including statements predicting increased adoption of products and technologies offered by Occam and the willingness and ability of our customers to purchase additional Occam products and upgrade their product offerings. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from any future performance suggested in such statements. In particular, rapidly changing technologies and market conditions may require changes to Occam's products, and the willingness of our customers to purchase upgraded products such as Triple Play will depend in part on customers' existing network configurations and any incremental costs associated with implementing upgrades. Occam does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Please also refer to the company's most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q, annual report on Form 10-K and other filings with the SEC. These filings contain and identify other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements.

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Date:May 1, 2007
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