Beacon Solutions Upgrades First Federal's Regional Telecommunica

  


        Beacon Solutions Upgrades First Federal's Regional
                     Telecommunications System

LOUISVILLE, Ky., CINCINNATI and COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 14, 2008 (GLOBE
NEWSWIRE) -- Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc. (OTCBB:BEAC) today
announced that it has completed a number of telecom upgrades at
multiple locations for First Federal Savings Bank across the states of
Indiana and Kentucky. 
Beacon Solutions was chosen as First Federal Saving Bank's
telecommunications partner and was responsible for upgrades to over 16
locations in the region. These upgrades included transforming their
telephone system to utilize VoIP connectivity. In the process, Beacon
also routed all interoffice voice traffic to a private, internal
network. Additionally, First Federal Savings Bank acquired Farmers
State Bank, with four branches in the southern Indiana region, during
the time these upgrades were being implemented. Beacon was then tasked
to perform all of the low voltage wiring and install a new, fully
integrated telecommunication system at these locations. 
"First Federal Savings Bank is a prominent, complete financial service
provider. We worked hard to complete the upgrades quickly, efficiently
and without disruption to their employees or customers throughout the
region," commented Rick Mills, President of Beacon Solutions. 
"Technologically progressive organizations like First Federal recognize
the economic and operational benefits of a unified technology platform
throughout the enterprise," added Bruce Widener, CEO of Beacon
Solutions. "By bringing together telecommunications services,
infrastructure and application development, Beacon is positioned to
help its clients capitalize upon the ongoing and rapid convergence of
technologies." 
About First Federal Savings Bank: 
First Financial Service Corporation (Nasdaq:FFKY) is the parent bank
holding company of First Federal Savings Bank, which officially opened
in 1923 as a state-chartered institution. In 1940 the bank became
federally chartered, and then opened a second location in 1957.
Beginning as Elizabethtown Building and Loan Association, First Federal
Savings Bank has changed their name over the years as they progressed
as a company. As of January 8, 2003, the bank was converted from a
federally charted savings bank to a commercial charted bank in
Kentucky. At this time the holding company name changed to First
Financial Service Corporation. Today, the Bank serves seven contiguous
counties encompassing Central Kentucky and the Louisville Metropolitan
area, including Southern Indiana, through its 20 full-service banking
centers and a commercial private banking center with $970 million in
total assets. 
About Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc.: 
Beacon Enterprise Solutions is a single source provider for voice and
data system design, installation and service. Through an integrated
team approach, Beacon offers customers everything to make their
communications run, from telecom infrastructure design, to software
development, to voice/data/security system integration, system
installation and maintenance, in addition to long distance, VoIP and
Internet access service. Beacon's client roster includes state and
local agencies, educational institutions, and over 4,000 companies
ranging in size from mid-sized companies to the Fortune 500. While
Beacon services customers globally, it is headquartered in Louisville,
Ky., and has offices in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio; and Mangalore,
India. Beacon is publicly traded (OTCBB:BEAC). For more information,
please visit www.askbeacon.com or contact the company at 502-657-3500
or investors@askbeacon.com. 
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CONTACT:  Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc.
          Kimberly Cyrus
          502-657-3491
          kimberly.cyrus@askbeacon.com

  
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