Optimum Lightpath Named 2011 North American Regional Service Provider of the Year by MEF

Recognition given for overall product, network performance, customer service and marketing leadership.

Nov 14, 2011, 09:00 ET from Optimum Lightpath

JERICHO, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimum Lightpath®, a market leader in Ethernet-based communication solutions for New York metropolitan area businesses, today announced that it has been named by the MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) as the 2011 North American Regional Service Provider of the Year. Optimum Lightpath was recognized at a dinner held November 8, 2011 at the Hudson Terrace in New York City. This marks the sixth consecutive year that Optimum Lightpath's leadership has been acknowledged by the independent analyst judging panel appointed by the MEF.

"Optimum Lightpath has made continued investments in its network, product portfolio and customer service to ensure that we're constantly improving and differentiating our service from the competition," said Dave Pistacchio, President, Optimum Lightpath. "Optimum Lightpath is proud to be recognized as the top regional service provider and remains focused on the constant evolution of our service offering to continue delivering the experience that our customers have come to expect."

With a 100 percent fiber network that spans more than 4,400 route miles connecting more than 4,500 fiber-lit locations, Optimum Lightpath operates one of the largest metro area fiber deployments of its kind in North America. With innovative Ethernet-based products and solutions designed specifically to meet the needs of its healthcare, education, financial services, government, and media and entertainment customers, the company offers the value, performance and innovation that New York metro area businesses need to transform the way they work.

Awarded annually, the MEF Carrier Ethernet Service Provider Awards recognize excellence and leadership in the development, marketing and delivery of Carrier Ethernet Services. 2011 marks the first year that the MEF has named a Regional Service Provider of the Year. Optimum Lightpath received the award after being the regional service provider with the highest cumulative scores across categories that included: Best Business Ethernet Service; Best Wholesale Ethernet Service; Best Marketing; and Regional Service Provider of the Year. The awards were voted on by a judging panel comprised of five global and regional analysts with a focus on the delivery of Carrier Ethernet.

"Optimum Lightpath was an early mover in the delivery of Ethernet-based services and the company's leadership continues today," said Nan Chen, MEF President. "As the MEF's first Regional Service Provider of the Year for North America, we congratulate Optimum Lightpath on this accomplishment and look forward to the company's continued contributions to the advancement of Ethernet in its delivery of business services."

For more information about Optimum Lightpath, please visit www.optimumlightpath.com.

About Optimum Lightpath

Optimum Lightpath, a division of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC), is an industry leader in providing advanced Ethernet-based data, Internet, voice, video transport solutions and managed services to businesses across the New York metropolitan area. Optimum Lightpath's Network is a highly reliable, resilient, and scalable fiber-to-the-business-premises network extending more than 4,400 route miles connecting more than 4,500 fiber-lit locations. Exclusively focused on meeting customer needs in the world's largest business market for 20 years, Optimum Lightpath has been continually recognized for its high level of customer service. For 13 straight years, the New York State Public Service Commission has given Optimum Lightpath its Commendation of Excellence. Optimum Lightpath has received many industry awards for innovation and leadership. For more information, visit www.optimumlightpath.com.

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