CapRock Selects Alpheus for Terrestrial Connectivity Requirements

HOUSTON – May 31, 2010 – CapRock Communications, a leading provider of satellite communications to harsh and remote environments, today announced it has selected Alpheus Communications’ complete suite of terrestrial connectivity services. CapRock will leverage Alpheus’ SAS 70 Type II Audited Certified data centers and deep metro fiber footprint to provide reliable circuit access and supporting services to its clients.

“Our customers have voice and data traffic that needs to be transported to different points across the globe,” said CapRock CEO Peter Shaper. “We needed a partner that could not only support our Houston operations with a proven data center and extensive fiber optic network, but could also accommodate our worldwide requirements. This is where we see Alpheus excel. Alpheus is provider agnostic and manages connectivity to other providers seamlessly, delivering a true end-to-end service.”

Under terms of the agreement, CapRock will leverage Alpheus’ connectivity, redundancy, colocation and interconnection services for all of its Houston teleport circuits and international connectivity. Previously, these services were provided by Alpheus as well as other providers.

“We’ve seen first-hand how responsive Alpheus is to our service requirements,” said CapRock COO Doug Tutt. “Our customers operate day and night and in different time zones so it’s important that our partners can also support us around the clock. With Alpheus’ 24/7 Network Operations Center (NOC), we’ve always been able to speak with a knowledgeable expert when we need to.”

“Since 2005, we have built a strong partnership with CapRock,” said Paul Hobby, CEO of Alpheus Communications. “Wireless satellite communications and terrestrial fiber networks need each other to serve customers, so this is an excellent partnership. We are proud to have been selected by CapRock.”

About CapRock Communications

With nearly three decades of experience, CapRock Communications is a premier global satellite communications provider for the energy, maritime, government, engineering and construction andmining industries as well as for disaster recovery services. The Company utilizes the latest field-proven satellite technologies to deliver highly reliable managed communication services including broadband Internet, voice over IP, secure networking and real-time video to the world’s harshest and most remote locations. CapRock delivers on its promise to be the market’s reliability leader by leveraging “best of breed” partnerships, technical expertise and a robust global infrastructure that includes four self-owned and operated teleports and eleven regional support centers across North America, Central and South America, Europe, West Africa and Asia Pacific. More information about CapRock is available at www.caprock.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.  www.alpheuscommunications.com.