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XO Communications Enhances Ethernet Solutions Portfolio With Broader Range of Access Speeds
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HERNDON, VA, Apr 02 (MARKET WIRE) -- XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) today announced the nationwide availability of an expanded range of new Ethernet access speeds for businesses, enterprises and wholesale customers. Through its extensive nationwide network footprint and advanced, next generation Ethernet services infrastructure, XO Communications provides a wide range of scalable Ethernet access options and speeds in more locations to help customers cost-effectively enhance network performance. XO Communications now offers customers an increased number of incremental bandwidth options to choose from when creating their custom XO Ethernet solution. Available in more than 75 metropolitan markets where XO offers services, customers can now obtain new Ethernet transport speeds of 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 200, 300, 400, or 500 Mbps at XO on-net fiber locations, and speeds of 3, 5, 15 or 20 Mbps at locations served by last mile copper where XO has deployed Ethernet over copper technology. This also marks the first time the 3 and 5 Mbps mid-band Ethernet access options will be available to XO Communications' customers for Dedicated Internet access service. "As companies look to their wide-area networks and Internet connections to support mission critical business applications, XO Communications offers an extensive nationwide footprint and a wide range of bandwidth options that enable businesses to cost-effectively boost network performance through Ethernet," said Randy Nicklas, chief technology officer at XO Communications. "XO's extensive local metro network assets, combined with our nationwide inter-city network give us the unique ability to offer businesses flexible, scalable and high-performance Ethernet solutions regardless if they are served by fiber or last mile copper." Last year, XO Communications deployed an enhanced Ethernet switching platform in major metropolitan locations across its nationwide network. This platform provided a highly-reliable, service rich next generation infrastructure enabling XO Communications to offer a broader range of Ethernet bandwidth options and services at speeds of 3 Mbps to 10 Gbps. In addition, this platform provided a pathway for XO Communications to offer true any-to-any, multi-site Ethernet solutions, along with multiple classes of service on an on-demand basis. XO Communications has taken a leadership role in expanding the availability of Ethernet services to more locations through a number of network access platforms, including: -- Extensive Nationwide Inter-City and Metro Fiber Networks: XO Communications offers Ethernet services at speeds from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps to businesses and service providers in 75 major metropolitan markets through its 19,000 route mile inter-city fiber optic network and nearly one million fiber miles of metro networks. -- Nationwide Deployment of Ethernet over Copper Technology: With deployments today in 75 major metropolitan markets, Ethernet over copper technology enables XO Communications to extend its Ethernet services footprint beyond its fiber network and enable businesses at copper-fed locations to take advantage of Ethernet services for the first time at speeds of 3 Mbps to 80 Mbps. -- Fixed Broadband Wireless Capabilities: XO Communications currently has the capability to utilize fixed broadband wireless technology in 36 major metropolitan markets to further expand its network footprint and deliver Ethernet services directly to businesses at speeds ranging from 10 Mbps to 800 Mbps. For more information about XO Ethernet Solutions, go to www.xo.com or contact an XO Business Services sales representative at (866) 963-9696 or an XO Carrier Services sales representative at (800) 474-1763. To learn more about the features and benefits of XO Ethernet Solutions, listen to a podcast from XO Communications here: http://xo.connectedsocialmedia.com/8/extending-ethernet-over-the-business-or-ent rprise-wide-area-network. About XO Communications XO Communications, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: XOHO), is a leading nationwide provider of advanced communications services and solutions for businesses, enterprises, government, carriers and service providers. Its customers include more than half of the Fortune 500, in addition to leading cable companies, carriers, content providers and mobile network operators. Utilizing its unique combination of high-capacity nationwide and metro networks and broadband wireless capabilities, XO offers customers a broad range of managed voice, data and IP services with proven performance, scalability and value in more than 75 metropolitan markets across the United States. For more information, visit www.xo.com. Media Contacts Chad Couser XO Communications 703-547-2746 Email Contact Courtney Harper Reputation Partners (for XO Communications) 312-819-5722 Email Contact Copyright 2009, Market Wire, All rights reserved. -0-