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Capenet Names Hawkeye and Eleccomm to build Fiber Infrastructure in Southern Massachusetts

Federally-Funded Broadband Project Bringing High-Speed Fiber Optic Network to Southeast Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands Set to Begin.

Westborough, MA, December 10, 2011 – CapeNet LLC (CapeNet), in partnership with Opticore Networks (Opticore), announced that contracts have been signed with ElecComm Corporation (ElecComm) and Hawkeye as construction subcontractors to build a federally-funded, 305-mile fiber-optic backbone network on Cape Cod, extending to Providence RI and Brockton MA.

Describing the selection process, Alan Davis, CapeNet CEO said, “After careful and competitive review, we selected two highly qualified firms with vast experience building fiber networks in Massachusetts. Having two contractors working in tandem will expedite construction and facilitate timely completion of the much-anticipated broadband project.”

Construction is planned to start during the first quarter of 2012 and be completed by the end of that year. It's expected that the project will generate local jobs supporting the CapeNet infrastructure construction.

The new network will support the economic, educational, public safety and governmental needs of the southeast Massachusetts region. It is expected to benefit businesses, research and medical facilities, schools, libraries, government offices and the military.

Steve Martin, President of ElecComm said, “We are eager to begin construction. CapeNet is a first-class operation with a mission to bring best-in-class services to the region. We are excited to have been selected as part of the construction team.”

According to Robert Frenna, Vice President, Hawkeye, “CapeNet has put together a great project for extending Massachusetts’s fiber-optic network into areas that are under-served. We are pleased to have been selected as a member of the CapeNet construction team and look forward to working with them.”

In addition to highly improved Internet access, upon completion of construction, high-speed, reliable, broadband services from CapeNet will also include Point-to-Point circuits, Dark Fiber, Virtual Private Networks, Custom-built optical networks, Ethernet and SONET.

About CapeNet

CapeNet LLC is a partnership between CapeNet Partners, Inc., and Opticore. CapeNet Partners is a management organization comprised of seasoned professionals who have extensive experience in building and managing telecommunications networks in the region and specifically in Massachusetts. www.capenetllc.com.

About Opticore Networks

Opticore Networks designs, builds and operates broadband infrastructure serving businesses in need of high bandwidth services. Opticore specializes in deploying and operating Hybrid Fiber Microwave® (HFM) Networks, extending the reach of traditional ring-based and point-to-point fiber networks. www.opticorenetworks.com

About Hawkeye

Hawkeye, a Willbros Utility T&D company, provides complete turn-key services in all aspects of overhead and underground transmission, distribution, telecommunication systems, as well as HV AC/DC converter station and substation siting, engineering, design and construction. www.hawkeyellc.com

About ElecComm Corporation

ElecComm is an electric and communication construction company. With more than 40 years of experience in the industry, ElecComm is a leader in the installation and maintenance of communication and electric systems throughout New England. www.eleccommc.com


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