<h2 style=”text-align: center;”><strong>AiNET Releases “Placing a Manhole”, a Glimpse into Building the Washington, DC Fiber Optic Network</strong></h2><br>
<p style=”text-align: left;”><em>A rare, behind-the-curtain look into building a state-of-the-art fiber optic network in historic Georgetown; part of AiNET’s major deployment in downtown Washington, DC that will connect government and business directly to AiNET’s CyberNAP data center.</em></p>

<h5><em>Go to <a title=”PDF of this release.” href=”/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Part-One-Placing-a-Manhole-25_04_2012.pdf” target=”_blank”>PDF of this release</a> with images or <a title=”Press Release Archive” href=”http://www.ai.net/about-us/press-release-archive”>Press Release Archive</a></em></h5><br>
<strong>Washington, DC – April 25, 2012</strong> – AiNET, an innovative leader in the design, construction, operation, and support of Internet data centers, fiber optic networks, and cloud services supporting critical applications, today released the first part in a series showing the complex task of building a state-of-the-art fiber optic communications network. This process starts with the placement of a manhole, here at 30<sup>th</sup> and K Streets, NW, in the historic Georgetown section of Washington, DC. While everyone has seen manhole covers, few of us ever see the underground concrete handling and encasement work that is the manhole itself. Part one may be <a title=”View the photo essay.” href=”http://www.ai.net/networks/ainet-washington-dc-fiber-network/placing-a-manhole-dc-fiber-network”>viewed on the AiNET website</a>.<br><br>

The work was performed as part of AiNET’s construction of a diverse, <a title=”AiNET dark fiber network throughout Washington, DC.” href=”http://www.ai.net/networks/ainet-washington-dc-fiber-network”>10,000 fiber mile network</a> throughout the central business district of Washington, DC and is part of AiNET’s large regional fiber optic network. It provides virtually unlimited connectivity between government and commercial locations and AiNET data centers including <a title=”Learn about the 300,000 sq.ft. CyberNAP, the largest data center in the DC, MD, VA area.” href=”http://www.ai.net/cybernap”>CyberNAP</a>™ in applications such as Disaster Recovery and Continuity of Operations (DR/COOP), and AiNET’s high-performance, cloud storage services.<br><br>

<strong><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>About AiNET</span></strong><br>

<a href=”http://www.ainet.net/”>AiNET®</a><strong> of Beltsville, MD </strong>is a leader in engineering, construction, mission-critical technology operations for Internet data centers and fiber optic networks supporting secure, critical applications. The 19 year-old firm currently owns and operates three SAS 70 Type II data centers in MD, including the only <em>certified</em> <strong>TIA-942 Tier IV data center. All data centers are protected by AiNET’s</strong> <strong>patented power protection technology</strong>. CyberNAP will open in July of 2012.

CyberNAP™ is a trademark of AiNET Corporation.


<strong>Contact: </strong><br>

Aimee Stern, Stern Communications, 202-744-5004 or aimee@sterncommdc.com<br>

Darrell Tanno, AiNET, 202-640-3932, darrell.tanno@ai.net