Alpheus Adds Medical Facilities to Houston Network

HOUSTON (April 29, 2010): Alpheus Communications, L.P., the largest privately held fiber network in Texas, announced today that it has added five major Houston healthcare facilities to its footprint. All of these new points-of-presence are in and around the Texas Medical Center ™ serving both inpatient and outpatient patient populations. These new on-network locations are consistent with the strategic direction Alpheus has pursued to target healthcare as an industry that can benefit from low-latency, high bandwidth connections. “Telemedicine and Electronic Medical Records get the most press, but collaborative research efforts and storage requirements for terabytes of genomic scale images are also heavy bandwidth users for medical institutions. Alpheus is pleased to be part of the solution,” said Gary Bartkus, Vice President of Enterprise Sales & Marketing at Alpheus.

For more information, contact Gary Bartkus at (713) 336-6345, or visit www.alpheuscommunications.com.

About Alpheus Communications

Alpheus is a provider of telecommunications and data center services for enterprises and carriers. As the competitive fiber backbone for Metro Texas, Alpheus is in a unique position to supply resilient data center platforms as well as support services that help businesses harden and optimize their information technology. Alpheus serves enterprise customers in the Healthcare, Energy, Banking, IT and Legal fields.

As an optical network provider for backhaul, transport and outsourced fault management service, Alpheus is flexible, content neutral and responsive to customer needs. It delivers metro transport and dark fiber solutions to end-user buildings, cell sites, carrier hotels, microwave relay points, and Wi-Fi hotspots. Alpheus is a joint venture between Genesis Park, LP, a Houston-based private equity firm and El Paso Corporation, a Fortune 500 energy company.