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Press Release -- February 3rd, 2011
Source: AboveNet
Tags: Ethernet, Low Latency

AboveNet Expands High Bandwidth Network in California’s Orange County

Fiber investment provides customers in Irvine and Costa Mesa with high performance connectivity services

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., February 3, 2011 – AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE:ABVT, news, filings), a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, today announced it is expanding its high performance network to strategic locations in the Los Angeles metro market. New fast, fiber optic routes will specifically extend AboveNet’s reach to enterprise and carrier customers in Costa Mesa, Irvine and into south Orange County.

With AboveNet’s deployment of the new fiber rings, businesses in the Costa Mesa and Irvine metro areas now have access to competitively priced, low latency connectivity solutions including Metro Ethernet, IP and custom wave services. The extended network infrastructure will enable rapid deployment of fiber connections in and between Orange County’s key data centers and business hubs.

“AboveNet continues to expand its network reach in the top metro markets,” said Xenophon Giannis, executive director of Pacific Region Sales at AboveNet.
“This investment brings next-generation fiber optic network services to customers in two of Los Angeles’ major business hubs.”

The new fiber loops will function as a large “feeder” ring, connecting office buildings, data centers and carrier hotels to AboveNet’s high-speed, fiber backbone now serving the central business districts of Irvine and Costa Mesa. The new Irvine ring also will support the AboveNet Pacific Region’s newest point of presence located at 17222 Von Karman Avenue.

AboveNet customers in Orange County will benefit from the company’s expansive fiber optic footprint with network capabilities in the top U.S and Europe metros 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 please visit

About AboveNet
AboveNet, Inc. is a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions for businesses and carriers. Its private optical network delivers key network and IP services in and between top U.S. and European markets. AboveNet’s network is widely used in demanding markets such as financial and legal services, media, health care, retail and government. More information is available at

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Kristen Hyland
AboveNet Public Relations
(914) 993-1250

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