MFN Network Up in Seattle

Massive fiber-ring deployment and ISX and PAIX facilities will significantly enhance region¹s Internet capabilities

September 19, 2000

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Metromedia Fiber Network, Inc. (MFN)(Nasdaq: MFNX), the leader in deployment of optical IP Internetinfrastructure within key metropolitan areas internationally, has enteredthe Seattle market with significant fiber-optic offerings, including fiberrings throughout the region and facilities for MFN¹s AboveNet Communicationsand, Inc. subsidiaries.By laying more than 120,000 fiber miles of fiber-optic infrastructure, MFNis deploying the largest amount of fiber in the region from Seattle toTacoma to Everett. This massive quantity of fiber will enable companies toaccess an all-optical IP network capable of delivering terabits of datadirectly to their desktops. In addition, it will allow MFN¹stelecommunications and data communications customers to offer theircustomers more services and extend the reach and capabilities of theInternet in the region.

"Our expansion into Seattle underscores our ongoing strategy of buildinginto key markets around the world," said Nick Tanzi, president and chiefoperating officer of Metromedia Fiber Network. "Seattle is a city at theforefront of Internet growth and development, and we are delivering theinfrastructure needed to provide the best Internet experience possible toits business community and the region¹s surrounding business areas."

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