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CONTERRA HIRES FIBER INDUSTRY VETERAN AS PRESIDENT & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Craig Gunderson is former Chief Executive of Oxford Networks

 Charlotte, North Carolina—May 31, 2017:  Conterra Ultra Broadband Holdings has announced the hiring of Craig S. Gunderson as its President & Chief Operating Officer.  In his new role, Mr. Gunderson will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and consolidated financial results of the Company.  He will report to the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Leeolou.  After an appropriate transition period, Conterra’s Executive Vice President of Operations and Technology, Dennis Francis, will be retiring from day-to-day responsibilities but will remain an active advisor to the Company.

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FIBER INDUSTRY VETERAN HURLEY JOINS CONTERRA’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Charlotte, NC—February 28, 2017: Conterra Ultra Broadband Holdings, Inc. today announced that fiber industry veteran Michael Hurley is joining the company to serve on its Board of Directors.

Mr. Hurley was a member of the founding team at Fibertech Networks where he was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing with responsibility for the company’s carrier and enterprise sales/revenue growth from its inception in 2000 through Fibertech’s merger with Lightower in 2015. After the merger, Mr. Hurley served as Lightower’s President, Wholesale Solutions & Rochester Region, until February 2016. He now owns and operates a telecommunication advisory firm. Prior to co-founding Fibertech, Mr. Hurley held various sales positions at MCI, Frontier Corporation and New England Telephone.

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Conterra Announces Completion of Fiber Optic Network for West Contra Costa Unified School District

High-Speed Fiber Optical Broadband Service to 62 School Sites

 Charlotte, NC, and Richmond, CA; February 23, 2017- Conterra Broadband Services, a leading provider of high-performance, fiber-optic broadband networks, and the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) announced the completion of a next-generation fiber-optic network.

The resilient network connects the district’s 62 locations that serve approximately 32,200 students. Each location can be easily upgraded from the current 10 gigabits to 100 gigabits.  Conterra monitors, manages, and supports the network on a 24x7x365 basis and guarantees network performance and reliability.

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CONTERRA ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF TWO REGIONAL FIBER OPERATING COMPANIES

Combined Fiber Assets & Competitive Footprint Nearly Triple in Size

Charlotte, North Carolina—January 17, 2017:  Conterra Ultra Broadband Holdings, Inc. today announced the acquisition of two regional optical fiber-based broadband businesses in its two largest operating regions, exponentially expanding Conterra’s fiber footprint to more than 6,200 route miles and 355,000 fiber miles.  As a result of these transactions, Conterra now provides lit and dark fiber network services in seven primary states in the Southeast, Gulf Coast/Midwest and Western regions of the United States.   The company now serves more than 3,500 “On-Net” locations including more than 500 owned and operated communication towers that support school districts and wireless carriers from coast to coast. The combined fiber network infrastructure will also expand Conterra’s “Near-Net” customer opportunities by nearly 5,000 enterprises, multi-tenant buildings, State/local government agencies and additional wireless carrier towers.

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San Leandro Unified School District Makes Important Enhancements To Technology Infrastructure

SAN LEANDRO, Calif., November 1, 2016 — San Leandro Unified School District is pleased to announce the progress the district has made in technology implementation across all school sites and facilities. In partnership with the City of San Leandro and OSISoft, the district has undertaken ambitious plans over the past three years to update and expand important technology infrastructure that advances 21st century teaching and learning in the classrooms.

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