AboveNet launches wide-area Ethernet virtual private line service

October 27, 2004

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NEW YORK -- In a major expansion of its Ethernet services, AboveNet, a premier provider of metro network access for business, today added new, cost-effective services for Ethernet connectivity and transparent LAN services between 12 major U.S. cities and London through an end-to-end virtual private line service. AboveNet’s Ethernet Wide Area Network Services or EWAN products leverage its scalable, secure, fiber optic network to deliver a single-carrier solution with flat-rate pricing for any of the cities it serves regardless of distance and local loop access. Through AboveNet’s MPLS-enabled IP network, enterprises can have their own private, dedicated connections between multiple city locations while retaining the flexibility to scale capacity as their bandwidth needs grow.

“Many companies have long been asking for Ethernet services that break through the complexity and rigidity that comes with incumbent telecom carrier offerings. We have taken a major step forward by providing the flexibility enterprises need to drive their storage, VOIP and LAN interconnectivity needs over familiar, easy to use services,” said Bill LaPerch, the Company’s President and CEO.

AboveNet’s Ethernet WAN service integrates the robustness and redundancy of its MPLS-enabled optical IP network with optical fiber tails on each end, thus eliminating bandwidth bottlenecks typically associated with local loop connections. With more than 1.4 million metro fiber miles, AboveNet serves virtually all major metro areas in the U.S. and provides its own dedicated backbone between the U.S. and London. AboveNet’s EWAN service can be combined with IP transit, enabling businesses to fully leverage their end-to-end optical infrastructure with minimal initial investment. Since Ethernet is the protocol of the LAN, it reduces network complexity, supports legacy protocols and allows for greater scalability between sites.

AboveNet Inc.

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