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FiberNet Telecom Group, Inc. Continues to Proceed with Sale to Zayo Group, LLC

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RCN Corporation Withdraws Proposal


FiberNet Telecom Group, Inc. Continues to Proceed with Sale to Zayo Group, LLC


NEW YORK - July 9, 2009 – FiberNet Telecom Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTGX) (“FiberNet”) today announced

that RCN Corporation withdrew its proposal to acquire FiberNet for $12.50 per share of FiberNet common

stock. Consequently, pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of May 28, 2009 (the “Merger

Agreement”), among FiberNet, Zayo Group, LLC (”Zayo Group”) and Zayo Merger Sub, a wholly-owned

subsidiary of Zayo Group, RCN Corporation is no longer an “Excluded Party” under the terms of the Merger

Agreement. FiberNet continues to proceed with its sale to Zayo Group for $11.45 per share in cash under

the Merger Agreement.

Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, the holder of each share of FiberNet common stock issued

and outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the merger will be entitled to receive $11.45 per

share in cash (subject to adjustment under certain conditions). The closing of this transaction is subject to

the approval of FiberNet’s stockholders at a special meeting, FCC and state regulatory approvals, and

customary conditions. The transaction is not subject to any financing condition. The transaction is expected

to be completed during the third quarter of 2009.

About FiberNet

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, FiberNet owns and operates integrated colocation facilities and diverse

transport routes in the gateway markets of New York/New Jersey, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami,

designed to provide comprehensive broadband interconnectivity enabling the exchange of traffic over

multiple networks. FiberNet’s customized connectivity infrastructure provides an advanced, high bandwidth,

fiber-optic solution to support the demand for network capacity and to facilitate the interconnection of multiple

carriers’ and customers’ networks. For additional information about FiberNet, visit FiberNet’s website at

www.ftgx.com.

About Zayo Group

Based in Louisville, Colo., Zayo Group (www.zayo.com) is a regional provider of telecom services – including

bandwidth, voice and managed services – to carrier, enterprise, SME and government customers. Zayo

Group currently provides its service over a fiber network that spans 129 markets in 23 states. Zayo Group

consists of three complementary business units: Zayo Bandwidth, Zayo Managed Services and Onvoy Voice

Services.

Important Notice

FiberNet plans to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission and mail to its stockholders a Proxy

Statement in connection with the transaction. The Proxy Statement will contain important information about

FIBERNET TELECOM GROUP, INC., ZAYO GROUP, LLC, the transaction and related matters. Investors

and security holders are urged to read the Proxy Statement carefully when it is available.

Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Proxy Statement (when available) and

other documents filed with the SEC by FiberNet and Zayo Group, LLC through the web site maintained by

the SEC at www.sec.gov.

In addition, investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Proxy Statement after it is

filed with the SEC from FiberNet by contacting Investor Relations by telephone at (212) 405-6200, by mail at

fibernet telecom group, inc., 220 w. 42nd st., 13th flr., new york, ny 10036 | tel: 212.405.6200 | fax: 212.421.8860 |

www.ftgx.com

FiberNet Telecom Group, Inc., 220 W. 42nd Street, 13th Floor, New York, New York 10036, Attention: Investor

Relations, by emailing investor.relations@ftgx.com, or on the Investors & Press section of FiberNet’s website

at www.ftgx.com.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release about our expectation of future events or results constitute

forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions of The Private Securities Litigation

Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as, “may,” “should,”

“expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” or the negative of

these terms or other comparable terminology. These statements are not historical facts, but instead

represent only our beliefs regarding future events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain

and outside of our control. It is possible that our actual results and financial condition may differ, possibly

materially, from our anticipated results and financial condition indicated in these forward-looking statements.

In addition, certain factors could affect the outcome of the matters described in this press release.

These factors include, but are not limited to, (1) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances

that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement, (2) the outcome of any legal proceedings that

may be instituted against us or others following the announcement of the merger agreement, (3) the inability

to complete the merger due to the failure to satisfy other conditions, (4) risks that the proposed transaction

disrupts current plans and operations, and (5) the costs, fees and expenses related to the transaction.

Additional information regarding risk factors and uncertainties affecting FiberNet is detailed from time to time

in FiberNet’s filings with the SEC, including, but not limited to, FiberNet’s most recent Annual Report on Form

10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, available for viewing on FiberNet’s website at www.ftgx.com. You

are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements herein and are

cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their

entirety by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of the date

of this press release and we undertake no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to

reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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InnoPath Demos Practical Application of Over-the-Air Customer Care to Open Mobile Alliance Standards Group

Welcome back from the holidays! Last month, InnoPath was invited by the Open Mobile Alliance to demonstrate the practical applicability of the ‘enablers’ developed within OMA-DM. This is the first time that the OMA Board and Technical Committee have invited a vendor to present, and was evidence of the stability and interoperability of the InnoPath solution. The enablers are key to InnoPath’s ActiveCare solution for over-the-air frontline customer care. Please refer to the OMA presentation linked below, as well as videos of the two parts of the demo, posted on Youtube. Here’s our release:


SUNNVYALE, Calif., July 7, 2009 – InnoPath Software, the leader in over-the-air customer care for mobile devices, led the first ever OMA-DM interoperability demonstration at the recently completed OMA meeting in Boston. The company successfully demonstrated its next-generation OMA-DM ActiveCare server with handsets from Nokia running Symbian S60 and from HTC running Windows Mobile 6.1, highlighting interoperability across devices and networks as well as broad industry support. With smartphones costing up to 4x as much to support as traditional featurephones, the ability to effectively support these advanced devices validates InnoPath’s ActiveCare business model for operators, and is proof of the utility and deployability of OMA-DM standards. This tie between standards development and practical use is critical for network operators and device makers.

The demo included five key OMA-DM enabled care capabilities:


- Mobile Check, where the phone is ‘pulsed’ for vitals. This capability is based on the Connectivity Management Object 1.0 (Approved Enabler) and Diagnostics Monitoring 1.0 (draft).

- Mobile Check and Correct for both ActiveSync and public email, saving up to 14 minutes on email support calls. This capability is based on Device Management 1.2 (Approved Enabler).

- Mobile Software Management for lifecycle software management, permitting operators to play a vital role in the application delivery ecosystem. This capability is based on the Software Component Management Object 1.0 (Candidate Enabler).

- Mobile Lock and Wipe for securing the phone. This capability is based on the Lock and Wipe Management Object 1.0 (Candidate Enabler).


The Nokia E71 is a leading smartphone based on Symbian and now available from AT&T (E71x). It runs a Native OMA-DM client. The HTC Tytn II (aka AT&T Tilt) is a widely available Windows Mobile phone, and was demonstrated with InnoPath’ standards-based ActiveCare Client. This client is unique in that it may be loaded onto the phone by the handset vendor or pushed to the phone once it is in the hands of the subscriber, allowing network operators to manage devices that may not have left the factory with device management clients installed.


Check out the OMA presentation on the interoperability demo, a video of the HTC/Windows Mobile component of the demo, and a video of the Nokia/Symbian component of the demo.

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Independence Day is Coming to the Mobile Industry

By Lori Sylvia

EVP, Marketing

Red Bend Software


Independence Day


As we head into the Independence Day weekend, I wanted to share some thoughts on the mobile industry’s own move toward independence. Remember Will Smith’s blockbuster movie from the summer of 1996? Thanks to mobile consumers, our own version of this movie is playing out before our eyes. I’m referring to the independence of software from hardware.

Consumer demand for new applications and services is “opening up” the mobile phone and creating a separation between the software that drives the user experience and the hardware it runs on. Software has become more important than it used to be, driven by consumer interest in downloading applications. But we know that software is much more than just apps. It’s also responsible for the core functions of the phone like browsing and messaging, and for the key enablers that power mobile services like navigation and music.

Consumers are forcing us in the mobile industry to think differently and act differently if we are to meet their needs for a personalized user experience. And software is at the core. For the mobile phone to truly be personalized, the software must become independent of the hardware, so that it can continuously evolve to meet consumer’s changing needs.

In the current model, there are multiple software creators that make up a phone, and the OEM serves as the systems integrator. All too often though, the OEM as systems integrator has the unintended consequence of serving as a bottleneck for new innovation and enhancements that come from the software creators and service providers.

Once the phone has shipped, the OEM uses firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updating to deliver a new version of software. To do this, the OEM must aggregate software updates from all of the software creators that contributed to the phone. Most OEMs will use FOTA to update the phone’s software from 1-3 times during the phone’s lifetime. This usually happens within the first year of launching the phone. After that, the OEM reassigns the engineering team to develop a new device.

Don’t get me wrong—I’m the first to tout the benefits of FOTA. Red Bend is the leader in FOTA with more than half a billion FOTA-enabled devices shipped. FOTA is extremely good at what it was designed to do, and that is to provide a more efficient and cost-effective way of performing software maintenance.

It’s not that FOTA has become less valuable to the mobile industry. It’s that software has become more valuable than it used to be. Therefore, the need to manage the software assets both discretely and dynamically throughout the phone’s lifetime has become critical to meeting consumer demand. The paradigm must change.

Mobile Software Management (MSM) changes the paradigm. With MSM, each player in the mobile industry—OEM, operator and ISV—can independently control its own software assets on the mobile device, and can break the bottleneck of the current model.

The way to achieve this is for the mobile phone to have multiple software owners, not one. The OEM can own the phone’s core functionality, the operator can own the key service enablers and the ISVs can own the applications. So, while the OEM serves as the systems integrator, it can then leverage the other players to be responsible for their software assets after the phone ships. This will result in a phone that is constantly evolving and whose software features, services and applications can be personalized to the consumer’s preferences.

The OEM can even delegate some or all of its responsibility for the phone’s core functionality to the individual software creators. For example, the OEM can enable the web browser provider to update and manage its browser without affecting the other software on the phone.

The technology to enable this level of software independence exists today with Red Bend’s vRapid Mobile solution for managing software components over the air (SCOTA). Several mobile industry leaders including DOCOMO are already moving to adopt the technology. With a SCOTA-enabled phone, consumers can subscribe to new data services or download the latest applications regardless of the phone’s pre-existing capabilities. The result is that more revenue is generated per subscriber throughout the phone’s lifetime. And at the end of the phone’s lifetime, the consumer has been delighted and grown loyal to the experience she received.

There is a legitimate question to be asked: why would the OEM share or delegate its responsibility for managing the phone? The answer: to stay competitive. OEMs can leverage their supply chain (ISVs) and retail channel (MNOs) to share in the responsibility to keep the consumer satisfied, and ultimately keep their phone actively used and generating new revenues. The current status quo is a losing proposition, where OEMs generate nearly all their revenue once every two years when a new phone is purchased. If the OEM wants to stay relevant as the systems integrator, it should take a dynamic approach to this role, where software creators can update their software during the phone’s lifecycle. If not, OEMs will struggle to keep up with consumer-demanded Internet services and new applications, and will face eroding brand loyalty when the consumer grows dissatisfied and buys a new phone from a competitor.

Let’s be truthful: the replacement cycle has not shortened, and in some markets it has even lengthened due to the economy or regulatory changes that have caused consumers to spread their investments over longer periods. Let’s be truthful on another point: phone hardware doesn’t last that long. And the OEMs will always encourage new purchases with their latest designs. Today it’s the touch screen. Next year it will be something else.

Independence Day is coming to the mobile industry. Consumers are driving this change with their increasing demand for software. The technologies are ready to enable a truly personalized mobile phone whose software is continuously enhanced and dynamically personalized. Those players in the mobile industry who embrace this new model will win with loyal consumers and new revenue streams.

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Net Insight Receives additional Expansion Order from Large Sports Broadcaster in North America

Stockholm, Sweden - Net Insight, a leading developer of efficient and scalable optical transport solutions for media, broadcast and IP networks, has received an additional order from one of the world’s largest sports broadcasters to extend its distribution network.


The broadcaster has relied on Net Insight’s Nimbra platform for several years to enhance its sports network.


“We are delighted to be selected once again by this broadcaster,” said Fredrik TrägÃ¥rdh, CEO of Net Insight. “The Nimbra has proven to be the best solution for demanding contribution networks for live sports coverage all over the world.”


Net Insight´s Nimbra platform offers the most efficient and versatile contribution and distribution platform on the market. The Nimbra platform meets the most demanding standards thanks to its unrivaled quality and real-time capabilities. With the highest network utilization, multicasting of all types of services and guaranteed quality of service it offers the most efficient, reliable and cost-effective network solution available today.


About Net Insight

Net Insight delivers the world´s most efficient and scalable optical transport solution for Broadcast and Media, Digital Terrestrial TV, Mobile TV and IPTV/CATV networks. Net Insight products truly deliver 100 percent Quality of Service with three times improvement in utilization of bandwidth for a converged transport infrastructure. Net Insight’s Nimbraâ„¢ platform is the industry solution for video, voice and data, reducing operational costs by 50 percent and enhancing competitiveness in delivery of existing and new media services. World class customers run mission critical video services over Net Insight products for more than 100 million people in more than 35 countries. Net Insight is quoted on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. For more information, visit www.netinsight.net

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Net Insight receives significant order for TV production and contribution network in the Middle East

1 July 2009

Stockholm, Sweden - Net Insight, leading developer of efficient and scalable optical transport solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks, has received an order for a TV production and contribution network in Middle East.


This is a first order for a larger TV production and contribution network in the Middle East. The order exceeds a value of MSEK 10 and will be partially delivered during the second quarter 2009.


“Our partners are efficiently introducing our network solutions to new customers and new business opportunities”, says Fredrik TrägÃ¥rdh, CEO of Net Insight.


The Nimbra platform is a versatile transport solution with several unique features for DTT and Mobile TV networks. In addition, Nimbra offers a flexible and cost-effective solution for delivering advanced multimedia services in Broadcast and Media networks and for IPTV/CATV distribution. TV operators deploying Digital Terrestrial TV based on the Nimbra platform not only get a DTT network but a multiservice transport infrastructure that opens up new business opportunities, turning the network into a very powerful media contribution platform.


About Net Insight

Net Insight delivers the world´s most efficient and scalable optical transport solution for Broadcast and Media, Digital Terrestrial TV, Mobile TV and IPTV/CATV networks. Net Insight products truly deliver 100 percent Quality of Service with three times improvement in utilization of bandwidth for a converged transport infrastructure. Net Insight’s Nimbraâ„¢ platform is the industry solution for video, voice and data, reducing operational costs by 50 percent and enhancing competitiveness in delivery of existing and new media services. World class customers run mission critical video services over Net Insight products for more than 100 million people in more than 35 countries. Net Insight is quoted on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. For more information, visit www.netinsight.net

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