Alpheus CEO to Present at MetroConnect Conference

February 2, 2006 (Houston, Texas) – Paul Hobby, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alpheus Communications, will present at the MetroConnect 2006 Conference in Miami, Florida on February 8th. MetroConnect is the leading trade show for domestic wholesale telecommunications providers. Mr. Hobby will speak about new growth opportunities and strategies, specifically addressing his company’s expansion into the Corpus Christi, Texas market.

Alpheus is the competitive backbone for Metro Texas. Alpheus has developed and deployed a state-of-the-art broadband backbone that is both fast and protocol agnostic. Its efficient design enables converged services over a unified, redundant network that is actively monitored 24/7. The network is collocated in more than 85% of AT&T’s (formerly SBC) central offices in the six largest cities in Texas.

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About Alpheus Communications L.P.

As the “Business Class backbone for Texas”, Alpheus operates the most extensive competitive deep metro fiber footprint in Texas, with facilities in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin. Across that network, Alpheus can provide DS-1 through OC-192 connectivity, Gigabit Ethernet and Managed Waves. Alpheus also provides co-location services inside our carrier-grade HUB facilities, with cross connection to most wireless providers, SBC, and major Competitive Access Providers.