Trust Lands Administration and Broadweave Networks Ink Deal, Launch Fiberoptic Community

WASHINGTON, Utah, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, September 7, 2006, Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) together with Broadweave Networks announce the groundbreaking of a new Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) Network in the Sienna Hills Master Planned Community. Sienna Hills, Washington City's most recent master-planned community, spreads 740 acres of residential and commercial developments across a breath taking, red rock landscape in the heart of color country. The mild climate, the profusion of colors, and the rich texture of the desert landscape make Washington County the ideal location for this provident, planned community. Zion National Park and Snow Canyon State Park are within a one hour drive while ample walking trails directly connect Sienna Hills to the Red Cliffs Desert Preserve -- a 60,000 acre nature preserve which accommodates hiking and other recreational activities.

Broadweave Networks brings a new kind of amenity to the community -- a fiberoptic network to every home and business at up to 1,000 times the speed of cable and DSL services. Curt Gordon from SITLA reported, "The Trust Lands Administration is excited to have Broadweave Networks as our provider of choice for a state-of-the-art, fiberoptic network at Sienna Hills. This represents a compelling vision to wire communities with advanced technology. Broadweave's active fiber optic network represents a quantum leap in communications services to homes and businesses." Over its lightning-fast networks, Broadweave delivers its "Triple-Weave" suite of all three classes of service -- Telephone, Internet, and Television -- at substantially lower prices than residents would otherwise purchase them outside the community.

Steve Christensen, CEO of Broadweave Networks, took the opportunity to make an announcement that, as a free upgrade to basic internet, "Broadweave now offers a 30 Mbps full duplex bandwidth between all residents within the community for high-speed gaming, to share documents, photos, home movies, and other multi-media applications. This offer has never been made by another service provider anywhere in the country." Christensen added, "Our very presence within the city will drive down the prices from other service providers because they must keep pace with Broadweave's state-of-the-art technology. If they don't keep pace, they will lose business with future developments and future customers."

Broadweave's value proposition asks the question: "Why build today's communities on yesterday's infrastructure?" Unlike yesterday's networks, Broadweave's fiberoptic networks will protect Sienna Hills against infrastructure obsolescence. A fiberoptic network will also add value to real estate. Render Vanderslice, an independent industry research firm, recently reported, "The average homeowner sees FTTH being worth an additional $4,000 to $7,000 per home." That is welcome news to potential home buyers. Historically, record home sales have characterized the robust economy of Washington County for the past several years. Washington City's growth rate for 2004 was 13%. The pace in this housing market is expected to continue in 2007 and beyond.

The vision at Sienna Hills shows that this community and the City of Washington are ready for the future.

About Broadweave Networks

Broadweave deploys fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks in new planned developments and delivers over its fiber networks its "Triple-Weave" Suite of all three classes of service -- Telephone, Internet, and Television -- at speeds up to 1,000 times the speed of DSL and cable. Broadweave is the market leader in the FTTH industry and built the first primary-line FTTH network to support voice, video, and data over IP.

Top 10 Reasons to Implement Fiber-To-The-Home

1. Quality, Speed, Scalability. Broadweave's fiber optic networks
provide superior performance, delivering speeds of up to 1,000 times
the speed of DSL and Cable Networks.
2. Home Appreciation. Broadweave's Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) Networks
will increase the appraised value of homes. One FTTH market study
states, "The average homeowner sees FTTH being worth an additional
$4,000 to 7,000 per home."
3. Accelerate Sales. A Broadweave FTTH Network will accelerate the sale
of homes within the community and will turn the homeowners into
4. Discount. Broadweave give its guarantee to maintain its prices below
competitive prices for the same services in the area. That means that
by virtue of moving into the community, residents will automatically
obtain their services for a lower price than they could otherwise find
them outside the community.
5. Lifestyle Amenity. Broadweave's "Connected Community" Plan creates a
lifestyle amenity that will rival, if not surpass, the attractiveness
of a golf course, swimming pool, or tennis court-without consuming
valuable real estate!
6. Future Proof. FTTH networks will future proof your community against
infrastructure obsolescence.
7. Plug n' Go Home. No need to mess with wires. Plug your computer into
the outlets within your new home and you're instantly connected for
Telephone, TV, and Internet. No messing with wires and modems and
routers as with cable and DSL.
8. Aesthetically Superior. Fiber travels greater distances without
signal repeaters and does not litter neighborhoods with unsightly
equipment pedestals.
9. One Network, One Bill, Many Services. Broadweave can deliver all
three services (voice, video, and data) over a single network,
enabling customers to order integrated packages on a single bill.
Broadweave's Triple-Weave Networks support ALL THREE classes of
service -- Telephone, TV, and Internet -- over a single fiber optic
10. More Services. Broadweave's increased bandwidth capacity enables it
to deliver more services such as Broadweave's new Community
Entertainment Network with 50 Mbps full-duplex speeds between each
user within the community to access and share multimedia content. In
addition to Television, TV, and Internet, Broadweave also delivers
movies on demand, unified messaging, caller ID on the TV, and email
and voicemail on the TV. Broadweave integrates these services to
deliver cross-service functionality such as caller ID on the TV,
voicemail on the TV, email on the TV, Internet TV, voicemail to email,
and email to your mobile phone.

Source: Broadweave Networks

CONTACT: Steve Christensen of Broadweave Networks, +1-801-407-6025,

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