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Williams Completes IP Network

TULSA, Okla. -- Williams Communications (NYSE: WCG - news), a leading provider of broadband services for bandwidth-centric customers, recently completed the build of its OC-48 Internet protocol network, announced last year as part of the company's capital expenditure plan. Designed and built by leading IP industry veterans, the Williams IP network is a nationwide, legacy-free, OC-48 backbone network which utilizes packet over SONET technology to offer customers high-speed, scalable and cost- efficient access to the Internet.

"Flexibility and efficiency are key attributes our customers want and what the Williams Communications IP network was designed to deliver," said Joe Turcotte, senior vice president of access services and Internet protocol for Williams Communications' network unit. "The completion of this network allows us to quickly and cost-effectively accommodate the growing and changing demands of our IP-intensive customers. By utilizing the Williams Communications Technology Farm System(SM) to identify the latest technological advancements, we will continue to reaffirm our role as a key player in the tier one IP market."

http://www.williamscommunications.com
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