Broadwing opens television operations center in Columbia, Maryland

October 20, 2004

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AUSTIN, Texas -- Broadwing Communications, LLC, a consolidated subsidiary of Broadwing Corporation (NASDAQ: BWNG), today announced that it has completed construction and turn-up of its Television Operations Center (TOC) in Columbia, Maryland.

The TOC provides Broadwing with enhanced network management and control capabilities for its Media Services Network, which was launched earlier this year specifically to serve the multi-service needs of the broadcast television and media markets. Using the latest in broadcast measurement and telecom management technology, TOC personnel can perform traditional network view management and alarming functions with the enhanced ability to test and analyze a wide range of video, audio and data devices connected to the network.

"Broadwing's Television Operations Center provides state-of-the-art support for our expansive portfolio of media services delivered over our Dynamic Synchronous Transfer Mode (DTM) network. This center offers enhanced performance monitoring, video feed management and control for our media customers," said Del Bothof, vice president and general manager of Media Services at Broadwing. "Broadwing's unique carrier grade facility is designed to manage multiple media formats including high definition television compressed via MPEG 2 inside ASI and other high definition compression formats via Serial Digital Interface (SDI). In addition, standard definition is compressed via MPEG 2 and MPEG 4 inside ASI. Uncompressed standard definition is transported as native SDI."Broadwing's Media Services Network delivers a highly resilient, real-time video transport capability that enables "contribution-quality" video over Broadwing's reliable, nationwide all-optical network.

"Our early success in marketing Broadwing's media services is confirmation that the broadcast television and media marketplace was in need of new and innovative solutions," said Dr. David Huber, Broadwing Corporation's chairman and chief executive officer. "The construction of this TOC is affirmation of our commitment to this marketplace."

Broadwing Communications LLC

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