Optimum Lightpath to Deliver Full Suite of Hosted Voice and Internet Services


Lightpath Hosted Voice Will Offer Unsurpassed IP Voice Quality For Mid-Sized and Large Businesses

JERICHO, N.Y., Jan. 20 /-- Optimum Lightpath(SM) today announced the introduction of Lightpath Hosted Voice, a full suite of business-class hosted voice and Internet services priced to substantially reduce capital investment and offer the most competitive pricing available in the market. The powerful service offers a new phone system, extremely competitive calling plans and Internet bandwidth up to five times versus the competition.

Lightpath Hosted Voice is a complete customer hosted voice and Internet solution delivered to customers over a single connection. Businesses will benefit from advanced IP features while realizing significant savings and a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over most competitive IP offerings. This new service, which includes three years of technical and service support, further expands Optimum Lightpath's broad portfolio of Ethernet-based solutions and services designed to meet the demanding needs of mid-sized and large organizations.

"With Lightpath Hosted Voice service, customers can significantly cut their communications costs with a system that's easy to use and delivers a highly robust set of features for maximum productivity," said Dave Pistacchio, General Manager, Optimum Lightpath. "Lightpath Hosted Voice provides customers with up to five times the bandwidth offered by competitors at a significantly lower total cost of ownership. Additionally, competitive offerings often require capital investments of tens of thousands of dollars. With Lightpath Hosted Voice, up-front capital costs are virtually eliminated."

Optimum Lightpath Hosted Voice service with dedicated Internet access gives businesses:

-- True simplicity: A high-performance, feature-rich phone system bundled
with Internet and voice access, minutes of use, telephones, equipment
and top notch support for a single monthly charge.
-- Extraordinary value: Limited capital investment and low monthly
expenses with a lower TCO versus competitive IP offerings including no
additional costs for phones, routers, switches, professional services,
installation, configuration or system turn-on.
-- Easy scalability: Ability to manage growth with a simple phone call to
increase bandwidth and minutes or add users.
-- Unsurpassed reliability: Proven performance and sub-50 millisecond
resiliency of Lightpath's Intelligent Enterprise Network.
-- Simple management: Installation, maintenance and management of all
equipment and software by Optimum Lightpath and access to an easy to
use Administrator Portal to make routine changes to extensions, user
calling plans and more with little or no technical expertise.

"A hosted voice offering, such as Optimum Lightpath's, offers advantages for companies not wishing to use up precious capital while realizing the incredible opportunities of an IP enabled phone system," said Aaron Blazar, Vice President of ATLANTIC-ACM, a leading provider of strategic research for the telecommunications and information industries. "Optimum Lightpath's addition of its hosted voice service enhances its business product portfolio, providing a value-added application to be accessed over its all fiber Ethernet network."

Optimum Lightpath's Voice Services portfolio also includes Lightpath Managed Voice, Lightpath IP Trunking and Lightpath Internet/Voice.

To learn more about Lightpath Hosted Voice, including features, benefits and more, please visit www.optimumlightpath.com.

About Optimum Lightpath

Optimum Lightpath(SM), 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, New Jersey and Connecticut metropolitan area. Optimum Lightpath's Intelligent Enterprise Network is a highly reliable, resilient and scalable fiber-to-the-business-premises network extending more than 3,700 route miles and is connected to more than 3,000 buildings. 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 10 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.

Media Contacts:
Jennifer Moritz Charlstie Laytin
Zer0 to 5ive for Optimum Lightpath Cablevision
917-748-4006 516-803-2357
jmoritz@0to5.comclaytin@cablevision.com

Source: Optimum Lightpath

CONTACT: Jennifer Moritz, Zer0 to 5ive for Optimum Lightpath,
+1-917-748-4006, jmoritz@0to5.com; or Charlstie Laytin, Cablevision,
+1-516-803-2357, claytin@cablevision.com

Web Site: www.optimumlightpath.com/

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