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Broadwing Serves New Millenium

AUSTIN, Texas -- Broadwing Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Broadwing Inc. (NYSE: BRW), today announced it has been named the exclusive network service provider for New Millennium Entertainment, LLC, a new Internet Services and online gaming company recently formed by former Sega.com executives. Broadwing will provide the ‘liquid’ bandwidth from the world’s first fully optical network and Cisco powered IP backbone, to power New Millennium Entertainment’s online venture that will have the capacity to provide up to one million simultaneous gamers with an uninterrupted, latency-free competitive environment. Broadwing’s exclusive multi-year arrangement with New Millennium Entertainment is a significant milestone and provides the opportunity to showcase Broadwing’s industry-leading optical technology. Additionally, this agreement further underscores Broadwing’s commitment to establish strategic relationships with leading content developers who recognize the value of Broadwing’s killer platform.

“Broadwing has the capability to provide liquid bandwidth on demand – at the click of a button – to eradicate the constraints of bandwidth availability that have prevented gamers from realizing the true potential of online entertainment," said Rick Pontin, president and COO of Broadwing Communications. “By utilizing Broadwing’s industry leading, pure IP backbone and first of its kind intelligent, switched optical network, New Millennium will be able to provide its customers with the most robust, challenging and thrilling gaming environment available anywhere.”

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