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Granite Telecommunications Selects Global Capacity for Extended Off-Net Reach and Accelerated Time to Market

Global Capacity’s One Marketplace Platform Simplifies Connectivity

Chicago, IL, USA and Boston, MA, USA, October 6, 2014 - Global Capacity, the leading network connectivity company, and Granite Telecommunications, LLC, the leading national provider of voice, data, and networking services to businesses, today announce Granite’s selection of Global Capacity to be a partner providing Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and Private Line connectivity. Global Capacity’s One Marketplace platform allows Granite to further extend its services footprint to over 3 million additional business locations and data centers throughout the US and Canada covered by Global Capacity.

“Customers choose Granite for our unparalleled customer support and costs savings while offering the best products and the best service nationwide,” remarked Sam Kline, Senior Vice President of Granite. “One Marketplace allows us to further extend our services footprint and further reduce costs.”

Leveraging Global Capacity’s One Marketplace, Granite is able to procure off-net services to expand its data and IP products designed to suit the communications needs of its business and governmental customers. One Marketplace provides Granite Telecommunications with automated pricing for network connectivity in a matter of seconds, while simultaneously providing transparency into competitive price points and available capacity across multiple access networks and geographies. By streamlining the process of off-net service procurement, Global Capacity delivers on its commitment of simple connectivity to customers.

“Granite is a leading national provider of telecommunications services to businesses and government agencies, and we look forward to partnering with them to deliver solutions that will connect them to customer locations better, faster and easier than ever,” adds Jack Lodge, President for Global Capacity.

One Marketplace offers customers a competitive advantage by building leading interconnections with networks across a broad range of geographies. These strategic interconnections are established at high-demand switching locations where available capacity can be aggregated and connectivity to high-demand services can be provisioned both simply and cost-effectively.

Global Capacity’s One Marketplace eliminates the complexity and inefficiency of buying network connectivity by combining an interconnected, aggregated network with a Cloud application that automates the procurement of network services. One Marketplace streamlines service delivery and ensures the best client experience by providing customers with a single interface through which to design, price and fulfill multi-network, multi-geography requirements, as well as a single contract SLA, bill and point of contact.

To learn more about Global Capacity and its award-winning One Marketplace platform, visit www.globalcapacity.com/one-marketplace.

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About Global Capacity

Global Capacity is a network connectivity company that improves the efficiency and reduces the cost of buying access networks globally. Through its One Marketplace, the company brings together customers and suppliers an automated platform that provides ubiquitous access network solutions that deliver on its promise of Connectivity Made Simple. Global Capacity delivers its innovative solutions to telecommunication carriers, managed service providers, system integrators, and large enterprise customers. Additional information can be found at www.globalcapacity.com or by following Global Capacity on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Granite

Granite provides voice, data and other related communications products and services to multi-location businesses and governmental agencies throughout the United States and Canada. Granite furnishes services to more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100 companies in the United States, and 1.3 million phone lines under management. Granite employs over 1,200 people at the company’s headquarters in Quincy, MA and offices in Atlanta, GA, Miami, FL, New York, NY and Providence, RI. For more information, visit www.granitenet.com.

MEDIA INQUIRIES:

To Global Capacity:

Ilissa Miller

iMiller Public Relations for Global Capacity

Tel: +1 866 307 2510

marketing@globalcapacity.com

Mary Stanhope

Vice President of Product and Marketing, Global Capacity

Tel: +1 781 902 5216

mstanhope@globalcapacity.com

To Granite Telecommunications, LLC:

Calysto Communications
Sue O’Keefe, 508-494-7771
sokeefe@calysto.com

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