Focal Communications Conference Call

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Focal Communications Corporation

    CHICAGO, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Focal Communications Corporation
 (Nasdaq: FCOM), a leading national broadband communications provider, will
 host a conference call to discuss the expected FCC transition plan for
 reciprocal compensation on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern
 Standard Time.  Focal expects the FCC to address this issue at their meeting
 tomorrow morning.  Please be aware that the conference call is dependent on
 the expected FCC action on reciprocal compensation and, in the event that the
 issue is not addressed tomorrow, Focal will reschedule the conference call.
 
                           Live Conference Call
     Date                     Time              Dial In Numbers & Password
     Thursday           2:00 p.m. Eastern            800-447-0521 or
     April 19, 2001     1:00 p.m. Central       847-413-3238 (International)
                                               Password: Focal Communications
 
     The call will be simulcast (audio only) on Focal's website,
 www.focal.com .  To access the live streaming media event, go to the Investor
 Relations section and click on the Webcast event icon.  Webcast participants
 will be in "listen only" mode.
 
                           Replay of Conference Call
                     Beginning:            Ending:             Replay Info
     Telephonic     3:00 p.m. CT        11:59 p.m. CT     Dial 888-843-8996 or
     Replay           Thursday,           Thursday,          630-652-3044
                    April 19, 2001      April 26, 2001     Passcode: 3912240
 
     Webcast        3:00 p.m. CT        11:59 p.m. CT           Go to
     Audio Replay     Thursday,           Thursday,         Investor Relations
                    April 19, 2001      April 26, 2001        section of
                                                             www.focal.com.
                                                         Click "Audio Archives"
 
     If you have any questions or require additional information please
 contact:  Debra O'Shea, Director of Investor Relations, 312-895-8427, or
 Dawn Benchelt, Investor Relations Analyst, 312-895-8507, both of Focal
 Communications.
 
 

SOURCE Focal Communications Corporation
    CHICAGO, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Focal Communications Corporation
 (Nasdaq: FCOM), a leading national broadband communications provider, will
 host a conference call to discuss the expected FCC transition plan for
 reciprocal compensation on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern
 Standard Time.  Focal expects the FCC to address this issue at their meeting
 tomorrow morning.  Please be aware that the conference call is dependent on
 the expected FCC action on reciprocal compensation and, in the event that the
 issue is not addressed tomorrow, Focal will reschedule the conference call.
 
                           Live Conference Call
     Date                     Time              Dial In Numbers & Password
     Thursday           2:00 p.m. Eastern            800-447-0521 or
     April 19, 2001     1:00 p.m. Central       847-413-3238 (International)
                                               Password: Focal Communications
 
     The call will be simulcast (audio only) on Focal's website,
 www.focal.com .  To access the live streaming media event, go to the Investor
 Relations section and click on the Webcast event icon.  Webcast participants
 will be in "listen only" mode.
 
                           Replay of Conference Call
                     Beginning:            Ending:             Replay Info
     Telephonic     3:00 p.m. CT        11:59 p.m. CT     Dial 888-843-8996 or
     Replay           Thursday,           Thursday,          630-652-3044
                    April 19, 2001      April 26, 2001     Passcode: 3912240
 
     Webcast        3:00 p.m. CT        11:59 p.m. CT           Go to
     Audio Replay     Thursday,           Thursday,         Investor Relations
                    April 19, 2001      April 26, 2001        section of
                                                             www.focal.com.
                                                         Click "Audio Archives"
 
     If you have any questions or require additional information please
 contact:  Debra O'Shea, Director of Investor Relations, 312-895-8427, or
 Dawn Benchelt, Investor Relations Analyst, 312-895-8507, both of Focal
 Communications.
 
 SOURCE  Focal Communications Corporation