XO will utilize broadband wireless technology from its sister company, Nextlink, that will allow XO to significantly expand the reach of its network

April 25, 2006

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RESTON, Va. -- XO Communications today announced that it will utilize broadband wireless technology from its sister company, Nextlink, that will allow XO Communications to significantly expand the reach of its network and help reduce the costs of local network access in serving enterprise customers.

In partnership with Nextlink, XO will use fixed wireless technology to deliver business-grade broadband services over high-speed wireless links at speeds from 3 Mbps to 622 Mbps. Nextlink's fixed wireless network will serve as an extension of XO's national IP network, allowing XO to serve virtually any business location within seven miles of a wireless hub and reduce the need to lease local access facilities from incumbent telephone companies.

By utilizing fixed wireless services and technology, XO will be able to:

  • Deliver high-speed business-class broadband services, including Dedicated Internet Access ranging from DS3 to OC-12 and Ethernet access from 3Mbps to 100 Mbps, directly to customers;

  • Expand the reach of the XO network and service area;

  • Reduce local network access costs associated with serving customers by bypassing incumbent telephone companies; and

  • Limit the impact of the changing regulatory environment.

"Fixed wireless technology has finally arrived to help solve critical issues facing our industry and to offer customers a cost-effective, scalable and reliable alternative access method to receive broadband services," said Carl Grivner, CEO of XO Holdings. "For XO, broadband wireless will be an extension of our national, facilities-based IP network, allowing us to serve virtually any customer within visible range of each wireless hub and help reduce the local access costs we typically pay to local incumbents."

XO will offer these services directly to businesses. To serve customers, XO will connect its IP network to Nextlink wireless hubs which will connect to remote terminals located at customer locations. XO will begin offering the services during the second quarter of this year in Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, San Diego, Tampa and Washington, DC with service availability in additional markets as Nextlink builds out its wireless network infrastructure.

XO Communications Inc.

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