Cablerunner North America, Hypower Announce Strategic Alliance

June 14, 2002

Companies Team Up to Provide In-Sewer Fiber Optic Deployment Solutions

CableRunner North America, LLC, a public/private business venture part owned and operated by the City of Vienna, Austria Water and Sewer Department (Wien Kanal Abwassertechnologien GmbH), a fiber optic deployment company announced a strategic alliance agreement with Hypower Inc. a specialty construction services company. Under the agreement, both companies will mutually benefit by providing municipalities with total solutions to deploy fiber optic network infrastructures within existing sewer and drainage systems.

Hypower will perform construction services using advanced methodologies for CableRunner NA's installations in the United States. CableRunner NA will provide product innovations, consulting, educational and support services to Hypower's client base. Additionally, both companies will mutually explore new niche markets such as Fiber-in-Sewer networks for banks (ATMs), airports, military bases, large corporations and facilities that require having their own private communication and data centers.

"Prior to the demise of the telecom market, plans for network construction being pursued by Hypower, valued at more than $100 million were stopped. As demand for additional bandwidth returns, Hypower is poised to provide our customers with the most innovative solutions and high quality implementation for network deployment," said Bernard Paul-Hus, president of Hypower Inc. "By teaming with CableRunner NA, we are becoming one of the most advanced providers of these services in the country," he said.

"We know that municipalities are looking for the most professional, efficient, cost-effective means to implement their fiber optic networks with the least disruption possible, and CableRunner NA together with Hypower make a solid team to deliver just that," said Claudia Nettig, president and CEO, CableRunner NA.

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CableRunner NA

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