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1 Rural Broadband, LLC Henry County Fiber Network Initiative Rural Broadband, LLC 15 Lake Street, Suite 270 Savannah, GA Contact: Allen Davis

2 Rural Broadband, LLC  Broadband Project Development – 140+ Entities –Municipals –LECS & CLECS –Electric Utilities –New Startups  Broadband Network Development –Fiber-to-the-Premise (“FTTP”) –Video, Data, and Voice  Broadband System Ownership and Management  $1 Billion New Broadband Infrastructure Capitalized

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4  32 Million Served Worldwide  Over 2,000 U.S. FTTP Communities  In North America: –15,170,500 Potential Customers Passed –4,422,000 Locations Connected  57 U.S. Municipal Providers  85 U.S. Cities Served by Municipals FTTP Update

5 Rural Broadband, LLC The Fiber Initiative Business Plan  Service Area Evaluation  Assessment of Incumbent Service Providers –Network Capabilities –Service Offerings and Costs  System Infrastructure Architectural Plan  Broadband Services Offering Plan  Infrastructure Deployment Plan  Capital and Operating Budget

6 Rural Broadband, LLC The Fiber Initiative Fact Sheet  The Project: 180 mile expansion of fiber optic network  The Purpose: Connect government facilities, schools, and utility sites, establish foundation for future services and apps  The Services: Communication and data connectivity between Henry County facilities and access to the Internet  The Benefits: –Decrease related operating expenses by 50% –Increase data capacity by a factor of 20 times –Improve and enhance the quality of education in Henry County –Efficiencies through the incorporation of connected real estate applications –Provide a future proof platform for technology and energy sustainability  The Budget: $14,100,000

7 Rural Broadband, LLC The Fiber Initiative Fact Sheet  The Financing: Taxable Recovery Zone bonds permitting public/private utilization of the facility with 45% of the interest reimbursed by the Department of the Treasury  The Time Line: Initial sites connected and placed in service by 4 th QT 2010 with completion scheduled for 2011  The Services Not Under Consideration: –Cable TV and video services –Residential high-speed data and Internet access –Residential and commercial telephone service –Residential and commercial telephone service  The Next Step: Henry County Board of Commissioners consideration of a reimbursement resolution on February 2, 2010, and evaluation of public/private participation options.

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9 Project Next Steps – Phase I 1. Reimbursement Resolution Approval 2. Evaluate Public/Private Opportunities 3. Develop Final Project Capitalization Plan 4. Project Capitalization Plan Recommendation 5. Project Capitalization Plan Approval 6. Request for Proposal & Vendor Selection a.Engineering and Design b.Broadband & FTTP Equipment c.Construction Contractor 7. Close Project Capitalization

10 Rural Broadband, LLC Project Development Support  Business Plan Development  Partnering Option Evaluation  Project Financing Support  Service Offerings and Rates  Content Procurement  Broadband Network Development Management –Engineering and Design Selection –Equipment and Labor Vendor Selection  Management, Tech and Customer Service Staffing  Sales and Marketing Strategic Planning

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