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Press Release -- November 16th, 2010
Source: AboveNet
Tags: Exchange, Low Latency

AboveNet to Offer High Bandwidth Express Routes in Chicago between Downtown and Suburban Areas

New express routes will cut more than 23 miles out of the current metro network

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., November 16, 2010 – AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE:ABVT, news, filings), a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, today announced it is expanding its   data network in the Chicago metro area with new fiber optic “express routes” that will offer some of the lowest latency fiber routes between downtown Chicago and the western suburbs. The routes are also expected to provide the shortest data paths available between the urban center and suburban business hubs.

The new network routes bypass more than 23 miles of the existing fiber footprint surrounding the Chicago suburban areas. As a result, AboveNet customers, including data centers and their clientele, financial institutions and exchanges, will have access to one of Chicago’s fastest, high bandwidth connectivity solutions for their business-critical data communications.

In particular, the shorter routes are ideal for enterprise and financial organizations that require low latency connectivity or are considering disk mirroring or data replication to facilities in the western suburbs.

“In today’s marketplace, low latency connectivity is of paramount importance to nearly every business,” said Eric Nickla, executive director of Central Region Sales at AboveNet.  “Our fiber optic express routes serving the Chicago area raise the bar on what companies can and should expect of their high bandwidth connectivity solutions.”

AboveNet expects to complete the new routes by mid-year 2011.

For more information about AboveNet‘s high bandwidth 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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