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Williams Crosses the Pond

TULSA, Okla. -- As part of its global expansion strategy, Williams Communications (NYSE: WCG - news), a leading provider of broadband services for bandwidth-centric customers, announced today it will begin offering network services to Europe by the end of second-quarter 2001. Williams Communications will have its capacity on the TAT-14 trans-Atlantic cable system ready for service by mid year. The undersea fiber-optic cable will allow Williams Communications to transport traffic from Europe to its U.S. backbone network. Williams Communications connects to this international gateway at landing points in Manasquan and Tuckerton, N.J. Williams Communications' next generation network has more than 33,000 miles in operation, making it the largest in the United States.

"Williams Communications will be able to provide bandwidth-centric customers end-to-end connectivity in Europe," said Miller Williams, senior vice president and general manager, Williams Communications' international unit. "We are well positioned to provide low-cost services and a faster time to market for our customers."

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