Lyfe Communications reaches TV broadcast agreement with UTOPIA


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OCTOBER 19, 2010 — Lyfe Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: LYFE) Connected Lyfe, provider of converged network services, says it has reached an agreement to acquire television broadcast rights from the Utah Telecommunications Open Infrastructure Agency (UTOPIA). The company’s television service includes local and basic cable network channels, a premium or extended channel package, and individual add on channel packages.

UTOPIA provides open access fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure to 16 communities in Utah.

According to Lyfe CEO Robert Bryson, “We differentiate ourselves from traditional cable and satellite, we believe, through our next generation technology development, which uses the functionality of our set top boxes and software to provide the consumer more of an interactive feel and mesh the Internet and TV. In addition to the meshing of the Internet and TV technology development, the mobility of our developing product offerings helps differentiate us from the traditional cable and satellite operators. Given the size and resources of the traditional satellite and cable operators, the ability to differentiate our products is very important.”

Lyfe was already using UTOPIA to deliver all-IP HDTV, digital voice, and Internet access across Utah’s Greater Salt Lake Valley. Lyfe noted that UTOPIA continues to deploy FTTH for member cities into each municipal fiber network. UTOPIA also recently received more than $16 million in federal stimulus funding which will further accelerate the serviceable business and residences Lyfe can serve. Lyfe now owns its own IP voice, TV, data access and platforms, and network.

Beyond the UTOPIA municipal fiber communities, Lyfe is expanding service to over 80 multi-family communities representing over 25,000 new residential units “on-net” to the Lyfe IP network and services. Each property is being turned up on full fiber interconnections. Lyfe also continues to expand the business development pipeline of addressed communities ranging from universities, private community HOAs, and multifamily property management groups.

Lyfe adds that its R&D teams continue to build, test, and pilot its all-IP “TV Anywhere” technologies and systems, with commercial deployment slated for end of Q1 2011.

Lyfe recently announced plans to expand into Texas, Arizona, Washington, and California.

About Mark Milliman

Mark Milliman is a Principal Consultant at Inphotonics Research driving the adoption and assisting local governments to plan, build, operate, and lease access open-access municipal broadband networks. Additionally, he works with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to increase the value of their intellectual capital through the creation of strategic product plans and execution of innovative marketing strategies. With more than 22 years of experience in the telecommunications industry that began at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Mark has built fiber, cable, and wireless networks around the world to deliver voice, video, and data services. His thorough knowledge of all aspects of service delivery from content creation to the design, operation, and management of the network is utilized by carriers and equipment manufacturers. Mark conceived and developed one of the industry’s first multi-service provisioning platform and is multiple patent holder. He is active in the IEEE as a senior member. Mark received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

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