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Press Release -- April 29th, 2013
Source: XO Holdings

XO Communications Honored for Delivering Managed Wide Area Network Solution to U.S. Postal Service

  • U.S. Postal Service Recognizes XO Communications for Supplier Performance Excellence

HERNDON, Va. – April 29, 2013XO Communications today announced it has been recognized by the U.S. Postal Service with a 2012 Supplier Performance Excellence Award. The U.S. Postal Service has recognized XO Communications for delivering optimum solutions that reduce costs, enhance performance, maintain high levels of service and provide innovative and sustainable solutions.

At a recent ceremony at Postal Service headquarters in Washington, DC, distinctions were awarded in one of five categories: Supplier Performance, Supplier Excellence, Supplier Innovation, Supplier Diversity and Supplier Sustainability Excellence. The U.S. Postal Service recognized ten suppliers with awards.

XO Communications provides managed network services, including MPLS IP-VPN and Dedicated Internet Access, and other communications services to more than 1,400 U.S. Postal Service facilities. XO facilitates telecom services for the U.S. Postal Service under the Telecom Integrated Postal Network (TIPN) contract. The XO solution provides a secure, intelligent and managed network solution for the U.S. Postal Service to connect operations, converge voice, video and data communications, and prioritize Internet, intranet, extranet, voice, video and mission-critical applications – all over a single, high performance application-aware IP network.

Supporting Quotes

  • Laura Thomas, CEO, XO Communications
    “XO Communications is extremely pleased and honored to receive the U.S. Postal Service Supplier Performance Award for the outstanding support provided by our employees and our IP and data networking solutions. This award demonstrates the core of our brand values to deliver the best customer experience in the communications industry and highlights our strong relationship with the Postal Service and are grateful for this recognition.”
  • Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe, The U.S. Postal Service
    “The United States Postal Service does business with more than 20,000 suppliers each year. To receive one of these awards is a real achievement. It is essential that we have a world-class chain of suppliers to provide consistently outstanding service to our customers. Each of you is a significant link in that chain, and working together, we deliver for the American people.”

Supporting Resources

About the U.S. Postal Service
A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation — 151 million residences, businesses and Post Office™ Boxes. The Postal Service™ receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. With 32,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government,®, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $65 billion and delivers nearly 40 percent of the world’s mail. If it were a private sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 35th in the 2011 Fortune 500. In 2011, Oxford Strategic Consulting ranked the U.S. Postal Service number one in overall service performance of the posts in the top 20 wealthiest nations in the world. Black Enterprise and Hispanic Business magazines ranked the Postal Service as a leader in workforce diversity. The Postal Service has been named the Most Trusted Government Agency for six years and the sixth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute.

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About XO Communications

XO Communications is a leading nationwide provider of advanced IP communications, managed network and hosted IT services for business, large enterprise and wholesale customers. These customers include more than half of the Fortune 500, in addition to leading cable, mobile wireless and domestic and international telecommunications companies. XO offers a superior customer experience through its innovative solutions, its employees’ focus on customers and the proven performance of its advanced network. To learn more about XO Communications, visit or  XO Communications is also on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Media Contact:

Chad Couser / XO Communications
T: 703-547-2746

Heather Roberts / XO Communications
T: 678-816-4145

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