OnFiber Extends its Metro Fiber Network with Optical Wireless from fSONA to Deliver Rapid and Cost Effective Connectivity Solutions
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Austin, TX and Vancouver, Canada – October 8, 2003 – OnFiber, a leading provider of metro optical solutions, and fSONA Communications, a leading provider of optical wireless solutions, announced today their plans to offer customers solutions that include fSONA’s SONAbeam™ optical wireless technology.

“OnFiber’s ability to respond to customer needs quickly is a key component of our success. fSONA’s wireless solution is an important tool for OnFiber in cases where we need to extend the network but cost or geography prohibit the use of fiber infrastructures,” said Michael Guess, chief operating officer of OnFiber. “In addition to being quick and economical to deploy, SONAbeam’s optical wireless technology has the bandwidth potential to maximize the benefits of OnFiber’s metro networks.”

fSONA’s optical wireless systems provides carrier-class availability giving service providers like OnFiber a highly effective option to reliably extend their network to remote customer locations. fSONA’s advanced technology is virtually impossible to intercept making it secure to the standards of government, military and corporate entities.

"Wireless solutions based on optical technology are able to transmit at very high bandwidths – up to 2.5 Gbps– that exceed traditional wireless capabilities making them ideal for extending high-speed fiber optic networks.” says Theresa Carbonneau, president and chief executive officer of fSONA. “OnFiber has established metro networks in key areas that can be rapidly extended with fSONA’s solution for broadband access. Working together, fSONA and OnFiber quickly respond to customer demands.”

About OnFiber Communications
OnFiber Communications, Inc., a leading provider of metro optical solutions, owns and operates fiber optic networks in 14 major metropolitan areas nationwide including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. The company delivers broadband connectivity services including Optical Wavelength, SONET, and Ethernet to service provider and enterprise customers. For more information about OnFiber please visit the Web site at or call 1-866-ONFIBER.

Christy Weiner
OnFiber Communications

About fSONA
fSONA Systems is recognized as the preferred provider of optical wireless solutions for government, enterprise and service provider markets around the globe. Leveraging leading edge advancements in 1550nm optical transmission, the SONAbeam™ family of systems, based on free-space-optics (FSO), use a globally unlicensed, wireless technology to provide speeds up to 2.5 Gbps over distances up to 7km. For more information visit or

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