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Occam Networks Upgrades Ontario & Trumansburg Telephone Companies' Network to Expand Services and Geographic Reach.

Occam Facilitates Service Upgrade, Helps OTTC Expand into Additional Territories

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Occam Networks[R] Inc. (NASDAQ: OCNW), a leading broadband access network supplier, announced today that Ontario & Trumansburg Telephone Companies (OTTC) has deployed multiple Occam Broadband Loop Carrier (BLC) 6000 components both to upgrade the services the telco provides to the Finger Lakes area of New York State and to expand its geographic reach to surrounding areas. OTTC is headquartered in Phelps, New York and Trumansburg, New York, serving 11,000 subscribers throughout the central portion of the state.

"Occam equipment is the heart of our business," said Paul Griswold, OTTC CEO and president. "The BLC solution has enabled us to keep our business up to date with the latest technologies. Occam allows us to move into the future and offer more products than a traditional telephone company."

OTTC has deployed Occam's BLC 6151 POTS blades, the BLC 6640 Subscriber Trunk Gateway blades and the 6212 ADSL2Plus blades, offering local and long distance telephone service, broadband services and customized business solutions. Ontario Telephone celebrated its 100th anniversary in October 2007 and Trumansburg Telephone celebrated its 100th in December 2007.

The company has completed its initial project of upgrading old equipment with Occam equipment. It is now migrating toward becoming a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) in areas surrounding OTTC's core territory. OTTC also plans to introduce fiber to the home (FTTH) in the near future.

"OTTC has aggressively pursued its dual strategy of upgrading its network and moving into both new services and new geographies," said Nathan Harrell, vice president of sales for Occam Networks. "Occam's ease of deployment and rapid 'time to revenue' has enabled OTTC to upgrade quickly and generate new revenue streams."

About Ontario & Trumansburg Telephone Companies

The Ontario & Trumansburg Telephone family of companies serves an estimated 11,000 customers. The family also includes Finger Lakes Communications Group, Finger Lakes Technologies Group and Finger Lakes Technology Group Park. In addition to OTTC services, other family services include marketing IP telephony systems, maintaining a fiber optic network that runs from Ithaca to near Rochester, data networking services and co-location facilities.

About Occam Networks Inc.

Occam Networks' broadband access solutions empower service providers to offer profitable new voice, data and video services over copper and fiber. Occam systems deliver flexibility and scalability in a Triple Play world. Over 1.6 million BLC 6000 ports are currently deployed at over 260 service providers in North America and the Caribbean. For more information, please visit www.occamnetworks.com.

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.

Occam Networks and Occam BLC 6000 are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Occam Networks Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

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