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Press Release -- November 1st, 2010
Source: AboveNet
Tags: Ethernet, Expansion, Low Latency

AboveNet Extends High Bandwidth Network To Baltimore Washington Corridor

Expansion will benefit high bandwidth customers in the Columbia Gateway, Annapolis Junction and National Business Park

WHITE PLAINS, New York, November 1, 2010 – AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE:ABVT, news, filings), a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, today announced it is expanding its network into the Baltimore Washington Corridor. Three new fiber optic loops will specifically serve enterprise and carrier customers in and between the Columbia Gateway, Annapolis Junction and Maryland’s National Business Park.

As a result of the expansion, AboveNet’s low latency, high bandwidth network will be available to the many government agencies, systems integrators, health care and technology companies located or doing business in the Baltimore Washington Corridor.

“The new network loops extend AboveNet’s solutions to enterprises and carriers that must have private, scalable, high bandwidth services to conduct business in the Corridor,” said Matt Johns, director of Mid-Atlantic Sales at AboveNet. “Our products and services provide bandwidth levels from 100Mbps up to 10Gbs and can meet and exceed federal low latency standards.”

AboveNet customers will benefit from its expansive fiber optic footprint with network capabilities in and between top business hubs in the U.S. and Europe and connections to buildings containing more than 400 data centers. Its infrastructure includes more than 2.3 million fiber miles, an intercity network spanning approximately 12,000 route miles and a global Tier 1 IP backbone.

AboveNet provides a complete portfolio of metro Ethernet, WDM, Long Haul and IP transit services and fiber optic infrastructure to enable the global business community.

For more information about AboveNet‘s solutions please visit http://www.above.net/solutions/.

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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