AboveNet Joins Allied Fiber

AboveNet joins Allied Fiber's Dark Fiber Community

March 2, 2011

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE:ABVT), a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, today announced it has joined Allied Fiber's Dark Fiber Community. The Community will benefit from AboveNet's knowledge of high performance fiber optic networks.

Allied Fiber created the Dark Fiber Community in response to the rising demands for its dark fiber products and services as a online resource providing information and contact details for industry-leading vendors as well as the opportunity to plan one-on-one meetings with those suppliers anywhere in the world.

Since launching less than a year ago, the Dark Fiber Community has over 60 members including equipment vendors, infrastructure builders, financing companies and industry associations.

The AboveNet fiber optic network provides enterprises and carriers with high bandwidth connections provisioned over scalable, diverse fiber. The company operates its high performance network within the top U.S and European metro markets with connections to buildings containing more than 400 data centers. Its infrastructure includes more than 2.3 million fiber miles.

AboveNet provides a complete portfolio of MAN (metro area network) WDM (wave division multiplexing), and IP transit services. The company's depth-of-knowledge and metro capabilities enable it to offer customers flexible configurations backed by the Above Agility Guarantee.

"We are proud to welcome AboveNet to the Carrier Services section of the Dark Fiber Community," said Hunter Newby Hunter, chief executive officer of Allied Fiber. "AboveNet's metro networking expertise will be a valuable addition to the more than 60 members of our Community."

"AboveNet is committed to offering the most extensive, low latency routes in the top metro markets," said Michael Brown, vice president, Carrier Sales at AboveNet. "We are pleased to join Allied Fiber and the Dark Fiber Community, and we look forward to combining their knowledge of the long-haul with our deep metro network experience for the benefit our enterprise and carrier customers."

AboveNet Inc. (NYSE: ABVT)

Allied Fiber LLC

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