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Cavalier Awarded Contract with Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh

Cavalier Awarded Contract with Housing Authority of the City of PittsburghMPLS Network Provides Improved Security Management RICHMOND, VA – October 21, 2009 – Cavalier, a leading provider of competitive telecommunications services throughout the eastern United States, today announced it has been awarded the Internet services and data communications contract for the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP). Under the agreement, security cameras located within the HACP’s 26 housing developments will stream live video over Cavalier’s network to the HACP’s security command center, providing the communities with greater safety and security.  “The visual access that Cavalier enables will allow our locations to share surveillance images instantly, empowering our security guards and decreasing emergency response times,” said Will McDanel, procurement director, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh.  “The mesh network we designed for the HACP using Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) provides exceptionally reliable connectivity for this critical application,” said Bryan Grimm, director of product management, Cavalier. “The network will be provisioned using a combination of access technologies, including SONET and Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM).  EFM technology provides the HACP with the flexibility to increase bandwidth quickly and in increments suitable for its unique needs while providing greater protection against individual loop outages. In addition to these robust access services, Cavalier’s backbone is built on a self-healing architecture which delivers 99.99% network availability. Government entities are increasingly turning to Cavalier for the company’s expertise in delivering secure and flexible network solutions.  About CavalierCavalier, headquartered in Virginia, is a full-service provider of reliable and efficient telecommunications solutions for business, consumer, and government customers. Using its owned and operated fiber optic network, the company serves hundreds of thousands of customers throughout the eastern United States. From landline voice to managed network services, customers depend on Cavalier for a wide range of communications products that drive their businesses and simplify their lives. We strive to combine technology with customer commitment to deliver the best value available. For more information, please visit us on the web at http://www.cavtel.comAbout HACPThe Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) is a municipal corporation, formed under the United States Housing Act of 1937, charged with providing decent, affordable housing for low-income persons. HACP provides publicly assisted housing comprised of traditional public housing, scattered sites and Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8). We currently house more than 20,000 Pittsburghers. HACP’s purpose is to develop and make available affordable, safe housing and help families achieve the independence they strive for.  For more information about HACP, call 412-456-5000, or visit www.hacp.org.  # # #  CAVALIER BUSINESS CONTACT:                    CAVALIER MEDIA CONTACT:                           Lou Sommi                                                       Lisa McCauslandCavalier Telephone, LLC                                    Dahlia Public Relations+1 267.803.4244                                                +1 303.888.2137lsommi@cavtel.com                                          lmccausland@cavtel.com HACP MEDIA CONTACT:Michelle Jackson-Washington+1 412.456.5058

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