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Press Release -- October 31st, 2011
Source: AboveNet
Tags: Colocation, Datacenter, Ethernet

AboveNet Connects to Opus-3 Data Center in Dallas

AboveNet will provide Opus-3 with high bandwidth connections to Dallas hubs and access to AboveNet`s U.S. metro footprint

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., October 31, 2011 - AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE:ABVT, news, filings), a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, today announced that it is now connected to the new Opus-3 data center in Dallas. The facility`s customers will have access to AboveNet`s optical network with connections to key business hubs in Dallas and its expansive U.S. metro footprint.

The Opus-3 data center, located in historical Deep Ellum in downtown Dallas, caters to the small business customer. AboveNet has the ability to provide the high bandwidth services for growth-oriented businesses.

"Opus-3 is focusing on providing Dallas small and medium sized businesses with a combined offering of data center facilities, managed services and high speed network connections within the Dallas metro and across the U.S," said David Herr, chief operating officer at Opus-3. "AboveNet`s expansive network footprint in Dallas and key national markets will enhance our ability to meet the communications needs of our customers."

The AboveNet network can provide Opus-3 customers with diverse, low-latency routes to top global business centers. For example, a company operating in the Opus-3 facility in Dallas can connect its Dallas offices and business partners anywhere AboveNet operates.

The Opus-3 Dallas data center has also been designated an AboveNet IP POP (point-of-presence) which enables AboveNet to deliver Tier 1 IP service to the Opus-3 client base at very affordable rates.

AboveNet provides a complete portfolio of Metro Ethernet, WDM, Long Haul and IP transit services. Opus-3 enterprise and carrier customers also can benefit from AboveNet`s world-class fiber optic network in both the U.S and Europe, with connections to buildings containing more than 450 data centers. Its infrastructure includes more than 2.3 million fiber miles, an intercity network spanning approximately 13,000 route miles and a global Tier 1 IP backbone.

"At AboveNet, we focus exclusively on the needs of the high bandwidth customer, so our network in the Dallas and other key metro areas is specifically engineered to deliver fast, dedicated, secure connectivity to critical business locations," said Angelo Germani, vice president of Sales Engineering at AboveNet. "Opus-3 is a key facility to connect to our network, and we look forward to serving the enterprise and carrier customers in this important market."

For more information about AboveNet, please visit www.above.net/solutions/.

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 www.above.net.

About Opus 
Opus-3 was formed to address what we think is a shortcoming in the current Dallas datacenter space. Today`s data centers are geared towards large enterprise clients and overlooks the needs of growth-oriented small and medium-sized businesses. We`re flexible in the types of services we can provide and can grow with our customers as they expand from entry level managed service offerings, to full and half cabinet  colocation, and private data center suites. Opus-3 excels at providing clients with a host of customized services at very competitive rates that meet their specific needs.

Opus-3 `s commitment is rock solid infrastructure, flexible services, and unmatched personal support.

The data center is located at 2914 Taylor, Dallas, Texas. Inquiries can be made directly to 972-708-1333 orsales@opus-3.com.
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Kristen Hyland
AboveNet Public Relations
(914) 993-1250
khyland@above.net

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