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Press Release -- October 5th, 2010
Source: AboveNet
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AboveNet Sales Expert Selected as a PHONE+ Top Channel Manager

Donna Turner, indirect sales manager, nominated for award by AboveNet channel partners

WHITE PLAINS, October 5, 2010 – AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE:ABVT, news, filings), a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, today announced that PHONE+ magazine, a resource for the telecommunications indirect sales channel, has selected AboveNet’s Donna Turner as a Top 15 Channel Manager.

PHONE+ said it is proud to honor Turner as one of the Top 15 managers. The selected telecom professionals were nominated by master agents, subagents and independent agents.

“This year’s contest was especially competitive,” said PHONE+ Editor in Chief Khali Henderson. “There were 133 nominees and more than a thousand votes. The enthusiastic response is a testament to the value the channel places on the stand-out channel managers in the industry. PHONE+ is pleased to be able to recognize them for their excellence.”

Turner has 12 years of channel experience. She joined AboveNet in June 2009 as an indirect sales manager and has made significant contributions to the AboveNet team, including increasing the partner channel revenue base.

About AboveNet, Inc.
AboveNet, Inc. provides high bandwidth connectivity solutions for business and carriers. Its private optical network delivers key network and IP services in and among top U.S. metro markets and globally. AboveNet's network is widely used in demanding markets such as financial services, media, health care, retail and government.

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This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause or contribute to such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general economic and business conditions, competition, changes in technology and methods of marketing, and various other factors beyond the Company’s control. This also includes such factors as are described from time to time in the SEC reports filed by AboveNet, Inc., including the most recently filed Form 8-K.

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