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Press Release -- January 20th, 2011
Source: PAETEC

PAETEC Named to the Best Large Company to Work For List for the Third Consecutive Year

PAETEC ranked among the top large companies to work for in New York state by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management
FAIRPORT, N.Y. – January 20, 2011 (Print-friendly PDF file)

PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ GS: PAET), a FORTUNE 1000 company which provides data, voice, and Internet solutions to businesses nationwide, today announced it has been recognized for a third consecutive year as a “Best Large Company to Work For in New York State” by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management (NYS-SHRM). The company was previously ranked ninth in the large company category in the 2010 list, and the final 2011 rankings will be revealed at the awards dinner on Wednesday, April 21, in Albany. More than 20 percent of PAETEC’s 4,600 employees reside in New York state.

“On behalf of our more than 1,000 employees in New York, we’re honored to be again named one of the best places to work in the state,” said Arunas Chesonis, PAETEC chairman and CEO. “Our long-standing belief is that satisfied employees will better care for our growing customer base, and we’re delivering on that promise.”

NYS-SHRM and Best Companies Group formed a partnership to launch the prestigious awards program in New York state in 2007. Recipients were categorized into small/medium and large companies. In total, 50 companies were identified for demonstrating that happy employees make for good business and drive the Empire state’s economy.

Companies were selected based on an assessment of its workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics, as well as results of an internal employee survey conducted by the Best Companies Group, which measures the employee experience.

PAETEC’s corporate culture is based on four values which permeate the organization: Caring Culture, Open Communication, Unmatched Service and Personalized Solutions. By adhering to these values, PAETEC has rapidly grown into one of the largest communication providers in the nation offering its suite of services in 86 of the nation’s top 100 MSAs across 46 states.

Further details about the 2011 Best Companies to Work for in New York initiative can be found online at

PAETEC (NASDAQ: PAET), a FORTUNE 1000 company, is personalizing business communications for medium and large businesses, enterprise organizations and institutions across the United States. We offer a comprehensive suite of IP, voice, data, and Internet services, as well as enterprise communications management software, network security solutions, CPE, and managed services. For more information, visit

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