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Broadwing Expands Data Service Portfolio

Broadwing enhances its MultiConnect data product, offering new enterprise solutions

November 19, 2003

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AUSTIN, Texas -- The "new" Broadwing Communications - afully consolidated subsidiary of Corvis Corporation (NASDAQ: CORV) - todayannounced the launch of three enhancements to its award-winning MultiConnect product.

These first-in-the-industry enhancements provide enterprises with new,simple, and cost-effective solutions for disaster-recovery and business continuity;frame relay integration; and international private line connectivity. The new ConnectFamily of products and product extensions include: MultiConnect, MultiConnectReDirect, MultiConnect International Extension; and FrameConnect.

"Once again, Broadwing is setting the standard for data networking," saidRod Woodward, industry analyst at Frost & Sullivan. "Through this product lineextension, Broadwing brings compelling networking solutions to both existing and potentialcustomers. We fully expect to see Broadwing generate new, incremental revenues from theConnect Family."

Providing distance-insensitive, point-to-multipoint private linesolutions, the original MultiConnect was created and launched by Broadwing last year. The productis inherently secure and protocol-agnostic, and can link hundreds of remote locationsseamlessly for a flat monthly fee. Since launching MultiConnect, Broadwing has activatedthousands of locations for customers in various industries including banking,insurance, retail, legal, media, manufacturing, transportation, and health care.

"The Connect Family offers our customers tested and field-proventechnologies for wide-area networks that are ultimately easier to support and delivergreater value than other options available on the market today," said Richard Putt, presidentof national accounts for Broadwing. "We believe this family of innovative productswill further position us to win additional business in a market where efficiency andeconomy remain the rule, not the exception."

Broadwing Inc.

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