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Telepak Networks Selects Corning Cable Systems Products for FTTH Deployment; Telepak chooses Corning's passive optical solution for Mississippi FTTH deployment.

HICKORY, N.C. -- Corning Cable Systems, part of Corning Incorporated's (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, announced today that Telepak Networks has chosen Corning products for its latest fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployment in Crystal Springs, Miss.

Telepak Networks, a full service provider of Internet, telecommunications and network services, is installing a FTTH network for approximately 2,750 homes in Crystal Springs, the second FTTH community in Mississippi. For the all-fiber network, Telepak chose Corning Cable Systems' Evolant(R) Advantage Solution, including all of the backbone and distribution cable containing Corning(R) optical fiber, as well as Corning Cable Systems' Eclipse(R) Hardware with LCP splitters for the central office.

The deployment consisted of a central office switch homerun architecture with all the fibers terminated within the central office, along with the 1x32 splitters. Telepak was looking for a solution that would minimize the number of passive optical racks within the central office in order to save valuable space for electronics as well as power requirements. By utilizing Corning Cable Systems Evolant Advantage Solution in the central office - which for 288-fiber distribution capacity, including up to nine 1x32 splitters, all within 12 rack spaces - Telepak was able to reduce the passive optical footprint by more than 33 percent.

With the Corning products and the benefits of FTTH, Telepak will offer customers converged billing as well as state-of-the-art Internet, telephone and television services. The Telepak network will work from a central office, with fibers homerun directly to the customer premises.

"Corning was able to provide a solution that gave us the fiber management we required from the central office," said Steven Meadows, sales manager at Telepak. "This FTTH deployment will take our residents to the next level, with services including converged billing, high-quality digital video and an expanded calling area."

Meadows continued, "through our affiliates we have a 50-year history of serving small communities in Mississippi. We are eager to continue that tradition by introducing an advanced network that will not only enrich peoples' lives, but also create new economic opportunities."

"Telepak Networks is advancing the state of optical communications by bringing fiber to the home in Crystal Springs," said Dr. Bernhard Deutsch, director of marketing and market development for Corning Cable Systems. "We are pleased to have a significant part in bringing an advanced network and advanced services to Mississippi residents."

Through its Evolant(R) Solutions for Access Networks, Corning Cable Systems offers specialized portfolios of innovative products and services that enable customers to cost-effectively deploy fiber in the last mile. Evolant Solutions for Access Networks encompasses state-of-the-art products that reduce the cost of deployment and increase the networks efficiency and reliability. For additional information on Corning Cable Systems products or services, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-743-2675, toll free in the United States, or (+1) 828-901-5000, international, or visit the Web site at www.corning.com/cablesystems.

About Corning Incorporated

Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is a diversified technology company that concentrates its efforts on high-impact growth opportunities. Corning combines its expertise in specialty glass, ceramic materials, polymers and the manipulation of the properties of light, with strong process and manufacturing capabilities to develop, engineer and commercialize significant innovative products for the telecommunications, flat panel display, environmental, semiconductor, and life sciences industries.

About Telepak Networks

Telepak Networks, Inc. is a full service provider of Internet, telecommunications and network services. Telepak Networks, via fiber optic cable, offers high-speed Internet, enhanced digital video services, as well as local and long distance service on a single bill for homes and businesses. Telepak Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telapex, Inc., a Jackson, Mississippi based telecommunications Company. Telapex's affiliated companies have a long history of providing telecommunication services throughout Mississippi, two of which date back to providing phone service in parts of Mississippi for almost fifty years.
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