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PHONE+ Selects Optimum Lightpath as Top 50 Channel Program
Sep 24, 2008 (08:09 AM EDT)

JERICHO, N.Y., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimum Lightpath(SM), an industry leader in providing advanced Ethernet-based communications services over its Intelligent Enterprise Network, today announced PHONE+ magazine, a resource for the telecommunications indirect sales channel, selected Optimum Lightpath as a Top 50 Channel Program. The results of this contest will be published on October 15th in the magazine's 2008 Channel Program Guide special issue.

"We're proud to have Optimum Lightpath's Channel Programs recognized as part of this prestigious ranking," said Matt Grover, Vice President of Sales Operations, Optimum Lightpath. "At Optimum Lightpath, we understand the value of our referral partners and agents. We are committed to fostering a highly collaborative relationship with both communities."

Optimum Lightpath was selected among hundreds of companies who submitted its' channel program in hopes of being recognized as a Top 50 Channel Program. Voted on by more than 1,000 indirect sales partners, the winners represent communications suppliers -- carriers, resellers, master agents and manufacturers -- who provide their agents with that extra something -- extra attention, rapid quotes, sales training or special promotions -- that makes agents want to do business with them.

"PHONE+ is honored to recognize these standouts. Their support for the indirect channel in the telecom industry are much appreciated and lauded," said Mike Saxby, group publisher for PHONE+.

In addition to recognizing the Top 50 Channel Programs, the PHONE+ Channel Program Guide special issue features the Top 15 Channel Managers. For more information, visit .

About Optimum Lightpath

Optimum Lightpath(SM), a division of Cablevision Systems Corporation , is an industry leader in providing advanced Ethernet-based data, Internet, voice, video transport solutions and managed services to businesses across the New York tri-state area. Optimum Lightpath's Intelligent Enterprise Network is a highly reliable, resilient and scalable fiber-to-the-business-premises network extending more than 3,200 route miles and is connected to over 2,900 buildings. Exclusively focused on meeting customer needs in the world's largest business market for 20 years, Optimum Lightpath has been continually recognized for its high level of customer service. For 10 straight years, the New York State Public Service Commission has given Optimum Lightpath its Commendation of Excellence. Optimum Lightpath has received many industry awards for innovation and leadership. For more information, visit .

About Cablevision

Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation's leading entertainment and telecommunications companies. Its cable television operations serve more than 3 million households in the New York metropolitan area. The company's advanced telecommunications offerings include its iO TV(SM) digital television, Optimum Online(R) high-speed Internet, Optimum Voice(R) digital voice-over-cable, and its Optimum Lightpath integrated business communications services. Cablevision's Rainbow Media Holdings LLC operates several successful programming businesses, including AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv, along with other national and regional networks. In addition to its telecommunications and programming businesses, Cablevision owns Madison Square Garden and its sports teams, the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. The company also operates New York's famed Radio City Music Hall, and owns and operates Clearview Cinemas.

Media Contacts: Jennifer Moritz Charlstie Laytin Zer0 to 5ive for Optimum Lightpath Cablevision 917-748-4006 516-803-2357

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