# # # # #Media contact: Debra Benson Illume PR for Fatbeam email@example.com 310.595.0646
For Immediate Release Yakima, WA – November 6, 2014: Noel Communications Inc., a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) that delivers data services to customers in the Western U.S., and Fatbeam, a Competitive Access Provider servicing the Pacific Northwest, have entered into a multi-year agreement to lease more than 60 miles of metro fiber optic network in Yakima, Washington. Fatbeam has agreed to lease dark fiber to Noel Communications, augmenting the existing Noel network with this additional infrastructure. In addition, over the last year, Noel Communications has made significant investments in Washington, including the construction of new broadband fiber in most of the cities it serves. “This agreement is an outstanding opportunity to augment our already considerable network infrastructure in Yakima, our home town. This expansion allows us to provide our exemplary service to more customers in the greater Yakima area,” stated Nick Guy, Executive Director of Noel Communications. “Fatbeam builds high capacity fiber networks and looks to partners, like Noel Communications, to further enhance connectivity and support economic development in local markets,” said Greg Green, President of Fatbeam. “This partnership will expand competitive access to high quality fiber services for the greater Yakima Valley community.” Noel Communications will also offer Ethernet data transport and Internet services to business, healthcare, education, telecommunication, and government customers. About Noel Communications Noel Communications Inc. is the fiber carrier for transport in the Pacific Northwest. Based out of Yakima, Washington, Noel Communications is dedicated to providing high quality, economical service throughout the region, with a focus on small rural communities not served by larger national corporations. We specialize in long-haul, point-to-point telecommunication circuits for businesses, telecom, wireless carriers, ISP’s, government, hospitals, libraries and schools. We can provide everything from legacy TDM T1s to 100Gig transport solutions for our customers. We have engineered redundancy and diversity into our network. We proactively seek out ways to make our services more reliable and continually invest in network capacity and hardening solutions. Noel Communications Inc. is headquartered in Yakima, WA and is owned by The Noel Corporation. (www.noelcorp.com) About Fatbeam Fatbeam is the industry leader in the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain regions in delivering fiber infrastructure for best-in-class connectivity to schools, businesses and governments in underserved markets. The company currently operates fiber networks in more than 15 markets spanning Idaho, Montana, Washington and Wyoming with additional network in development in Oregon. Fatbeam delivers fiber optic bandwidth beginning at 1 gigabit Ethernet, extending to 320 gigabit, and jumping to dark fiber. For more information, visit www.fatbeam.com.