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Press Release -- June 1st, 2010
Source: XO Holdings
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XO Communications Recognized by CIO Magazine as a CIO 100 Honoree

HERNDON, VA – June 1, 2010 – XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO), a leading provider of advanced broadband communications solutions for businesses, enterprises, government, carriers and service providers, announced today that it has been named a recipient of the 2010 CIO 100 by IDG’s CIO magazine. The 23rd annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). This is the second year in a row that XO has received this prestigious honor.

XO Communications was recognized for its company-wide transformation initiative, which the company commenced in 2008 and is intended to focus on improving service delivery, accelerating revenue growth and reducing operating costs. As a key delivery engine for numerous transformation initiative projects, XO’s IT team has been integral to this company-wide venture.

“We’re proud to be recognized for our commitment to innovative IT solutions that strengthen both our customer relationships and overall company performance,” said Rob Geller, CIO of XO Communications. “This award symbolizes XO’s focus on utilizing smart business practices and IT deployments to create business value even during challenging times.” XO’s transformation initiative has improved the quality of overall customer service, while also increasing the company’s operational efficiency, with projects including:

  • Streamlining the provisioning and customer installation processes
  • Improving identification and resolution of at-risk customer concerns
  • Launching the award-winning XO Playbook, a sales application tool that provides targeted outreach data

“This year's CIO 100 awards draw well-deserved attention to companies that are not only innovating with IT but creating genuine business value as well,” said Maryfran Johnson, editor in chief of CIO magazine and events. “These winning companies and their IT organizations are an inspiration to businesses everywhere.”

The 2010 CIO 100 awards will be presented at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on August 24, 2010 at the conclusion of the twelfth annual CIO 100 Symposium® and Awards Ceremony.

About the CIO 100
The recipients of this year's CIO 100 award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a team of judges reviewed the applications in depth, looking for unique practices and substantial results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges' recommendations and voted on the final 100. Once the top 100 honorees were selected, several honorees were chosen to receive an additional special award. The recipients of this special award will be revealed at the CIO 100 awards ceremony in August.

Complete coverage of the 2010 CIO 100 awards will be online at www.cio.com on June 1, 2010 and in the August 1st issue of CIO magazine.

About XO Communications
XO Communications, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: XOHO), is a leading nationwide provider of advanced communications services and solutions for businesses, enterprises, government, carriers and service providers. Its customers include more than half of the Fortune 500, in addition to leading cable companies, carriers, content providers and mobile network operators. Utilizing its unique combination of high-capacity nationwide and metro networks and broadband wireless capabilities, XO offers customers a broad range of managed voice, data and IP services with proven performance, scalability and value in more than 75 metropolitan markets across the United States. For more information, visit www.xo.com.

About CIO Magazine
CIO produces award-winning content and community resources for information technology executives thriving and prospering in this fast-paced era of business, as well as create opportunities for information technology and consumer marketers to reach them. The CIO portfolio includes CIO.com, CIO magazine (launched in 1987), CIO Executive Programs and the CIO Executive Council. CIO properties provide business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT's role in achieving business goals. The U.S. edition of the magazine and website are recipients of more than 200 awards to date, including three Grand Neals from the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards and two Magazine of the Year awards from the National Society of Business Publication Editors. CIO websites and magazines appear in more than 25 countries, including Australia, Canada, China, France and Germany. CIO are produced by CXO Media a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

Media Contacts

Chad Couser/XO Communications
T: 703-547-2746
chad.couser@xo.com

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