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CONCORD, CA – October 8, 2012 – LightRiver Technologies, Inc., a leader in the deployment of fully-integrated, multi-technology communications networks, today announced that it has been chosen to work with CVIN, LLC dba Vast Networks (CVNGBIP.org) Next-Generation Packet Optical Infrastructure using Multiprotocol Label Switching –Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) carried over 100G capable Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) technology backbone. This Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) based network is partially funded by the federal government’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus program.

Vast Networks, together with its public sector partner CENIC (The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California), is implementing a project designed to improve the availability of broadband infrastructure for 18 counties within the California Central Valley area. The robust network infrastructure will dramatically change the ways citizens in these 18 counties learn, work and live together. The funding of the application will also, in the short term, create jobs associated with network deployment and contribute to economic growth in the longer term.

This project involves building, operating and maintaining a fiber-optic network infrastructure that traverses 1,750 miles of California’s Central Valley and connects 19 county offices of education, 14 community colleges, 3 California State University campuses, 20 county/main libraries and seven public safety sites. In addition, Vast Networks will also utilize the new infrastructure to directly offer commercial broadband telecommunications services to businesses within 1,973 communities and numerous government agencies in the 18 county central valley region of California. In addition, Vast Networks offers wholesales services, dark fiber, and residential wireless services.

“CVIN chose LightRiver for this project because of their deep experience in deploying critical communications infrastructure and success with many similar networks,” said Mike Stewart, Director of Marketing, Vast networks. “Based on their technical response and the due diligence that Vast Networks conducted, we are confident that LightRiver is the right choice for the CVNGBIP and its customers.”

“We are proud to work with CVIN to light the broadband telecommunications back-bone serving California’s Central Valley educational infrastructure empowering the next generation of on-line learning, “ said Glenn Johansen, CEO, LightRiver.

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About LightRiver Technologies, Inc.
LightRiver Technologies brings next generation solutions to mission-critical networks. An integrator of multi-vendor transport technologies, LightRiver is an expert in DWDM, ROADM, Packet Optical Transport, MPLS and Carrier Ethernet as well as Multiservice SONET and Microwave Radio. LightRiver delivers unique value with turnkey solutions, carrier-grade quality and unparalleled customer care. For more information, please visit www.LightRiver.com.

About CVIN, dba Vast Networks
Organized in 1995, CVIN LLC , dba Vast Networks is a joint enterprise comprised of affiliates of several Independent Telephone Companies located in central and northern California offering a full line of Carrier Services and Commercial services of its all fiber network. With over 1,750 miles of infrastructure throughout California, Vast Networks offer both Dark and Lit Services. Born from the Independent Telephone Industry where quality of service has always been stressed, CVIN’s services are state-of-the-art, its network reliable, its prices competitive, and its customer service beyond compare. CVIN’s management team has over 250 person-years of experience in the telecom industry. Each CVIN member company is an affiliate of a rural independent telephone company, including Sebastian, Ponderosa, Sierra, Calaveras, Volcano, Ducor, Cal-Ore, and Surewest. For more information, please visit www.CVNGBIP.org.

Contacts:

Jeff Gwynne
LightRiver Technologies, Inc.
(978) 640-6363
jgwynne@lightriver.com

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