AboveNet Continues Strategic Expansion of High Bandwidth Services to Data Centers in Top Metro Markets

New sales campaign will focus on enabling data center customers to connect seamlessly over dedicated, high performance network

Dec 14, 2010, 08:00 ET from AboveNet, Inc.

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE: ABVT), a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, today announced a strategic sales campaign to expand its network reach to enterprises and carriers in the top U.S. metro markets. The campaign will initially focus on customers in the more than 400 data centers already connected to AboveNet's high performance, low latency network.

The new sales initiative specifically helps expand AboveNet's reach to private and carrier neutral data centers with a significant concentration of web-centric businesses, financial services organizations, law firms, health care providers, and enterprises with multinational points-of-contact.

"Today's market leaders recognize that the engine of a strong economy is business connectivity," said John "Joc" Jacquay, senior vice president of sales and marketing for AboveNet. "Through our continued investment in new network facilities and expanded reach to new data centers, AboveNet is committed to providing high bandwidth connectivity solutions that ensure on-demand access to the low latency, secure, diverse network paths our customers require for current and future growth."

As businesses continue to move mission-critical applications to the data center, there is an ever-increasing need for dedicated, secure fiber optic networks to handle data intensive applications such as multimedia transfers, cloud computing, and data replication and disaster recovery. AboveNet provides diverse, high bandwidth solutions to meet this demand in and between the metro markets where businesses need connections to their customers, clients and partners.

"Public and private cloud services are generating a very high amount of interest among enterprises and service providers that are interested in building end-to-end hosted and managed solutions," said Brian Washburn, research director, Business Network Services, Current Analysis. "AboveNet's connectivity campaign is an enabler that can bring a high density of enterprises and data centers together using secure, resilient, low-latency services."

AboveNet provides a complete portfolio of metro Ethernet, WDM, Long Haul and IP transit services, and fiber optic infrastructure to enable the global business community.  For more information about AboveNet's solutions, please visit http://www.above.net/solutions/.

About AboveNet

AboveNet, Inc. is a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions for businesses and carriers. Its private optical network delivers key network and IP services in and between top U.S. and European markets. AboveNet's network is widely used in demanding markets such as financial and legal services, media, health care, retail and government. More information is available at www.above.net.

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