Zhone Technologies, Inc : Zhone Technologies Enables CDE's 1 Gig Internet Service

  Zhone Technologies, Inc : Zhone Technologies Enables CDE's 1 Gig Internet

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           Zhone Technologies Enables CDE's 1 Gig Internet Service
  Zhone provides ONT upgrade for high speed bandwidth to broadband customers

Oakland, CA - July 9, 2013 - Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a global
leader in FTTx network access solutions, today announced a new zNID ONT
deployment with the Clarksville Department of Electricity Lightband (CDE), in
Clarksville, Tenn., to launch 1 gig Internet services for both its business
and residential customers. The service will be offered over CDE's current
fiber network, and will enable high speed bandwidth to meet its customers'

Zhone's zNID over FTTx for active Ethernet will enable CDE to provide
automated electric meter interface and full triple play broadband services.
The deployment will provide CDE's customers with more robust and reliable
services, as well as the flexibility to expand services to 1 gig.

"Zhone's industry expertise and sophisticated equipment made triple play
services over active Ethernet possible for CDE," said Brian Taylor,
superintendent at CDE. "With the successful deployment of our 1 gig Internet
services, CDE has improved service value and increased resources available to
its customers while still providing reasonably priced services."

CDE has approximately 1,000 miles of active Ethernet fiber plant and the
department's service area includes all of the 100 square miles located within
the boundaries of the city of Clarksville. It services approximately 64,000
electric customers and 15,000 broadband customers, and maintains 892 miles of
power lines. CDE began operations in December of 1938 and began offering
broadband services in January of 2008.

"Zhone's products gave CDE the ability to expand its service offerings and
bring more reliability to its subscribers," said Brian Caskey, chief marketing
officer at Zhone Technologies. "Zhone has helped CDE to update its ONT
infrastructure to increase its broadband speed to meet the higher bandwidth
demands of consumers."

Zhone's zNID ONTs adapt to service providers' specific requirements and
ultimately help to achieve optimum cost efficiency and maximize service
differentiation. Zhone has built the industry's most comprehensive portfolio
of FTTx customer premise equipment, for both Active Ethernet and GPON
standards, including a variety of configurations for residential, business,
MDU, and cellular backhaul applications.

For more information about Zhone's zNID ONTs or other products in its
FiberHome Portfolio, please visit http://www.zhone.com.

About Zhone Technologies
Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE) is a global leader in all IP
multi-service access solutions, serving more than 750 of the world's most
innovative network operators. The IP Zhone is the only solution that enables
service providers to build the network of the future.today, supporting
end-to-end Voice, Data, Entertainment Social Media, Business, Mobile Backhaul
and Mobility service. Zhone is committed to building the fastest and highest
quality All IP Multi-Service solution for its customers. Zhone is
headquartered in California and its products are manufactured in the USA in a
facility that is emission, waste-water and CFC free.

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