FPL FiberNet and TerreNAP Data Center Sign Agreement for NAP of the Americas

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from FPL FiberNet, LLC

    MIAMI, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- FPL FiberNet
 today announced the signing of an agreement with TerreNAP Data Center, a
 subsidiary of Terremark Worldwide, Inc. (Amex:   TWW), to provide fiber-optic
 connectivity to TerreNAP Data Center for the NAP of the Americas.  The NAP of
 the Americas, located in Miami, will be operational in its permanent facility
 starting the third quarter of 2001.
     A network access point (NAP) is a location where Internet service
 providers (ISPs) interconnect networks to facilitate the exchange of Internet
 traffic.  This giant switching station reroutes Internet traffic when it
 becomes clogged or congested and increases the speed of communications on the
 information super highway.
     Completion of this agreement with TerreNAP Data Center places FPL FiberNet
 at the center of Internet activity to and from the NAP of the Americas.  FPL
 FiberNet will be a provider of fiber to NAP customers requiring connectivity
 and cross-connectivity throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe and
 Asia.
     "This is a tremendous development for FPL FiberNet because it means we
 will be able to service local, regional, national and international carriers
 needing bandwidth and capacity to and from the network access point.  FPL
 FiberNet customers at the NAP of the Americas will include Internet service
 providers, application service providers, international cable-carriers and
 other telecommunications companies throughout the U.S., Latin America, and the
 Caribbean," said Neil Flynn, president of FPL FiberNet.
     The NAP of the Americas, a TerreNAP Data Center, is the fifth Tier-1 NAP
 in the world.  Tier-1 NAPs interconnect Tier-1 ISPs.  Tier-1 ISPs are
 recognized for having the most extensive network infrastructure used for
 Internet traffic.  TerreNAP Data Center is a subsidiary of Terremark
 Worldwide, Inc., a provider of Internet infrastructure and managed services
 and the owner and operator of the NAP of the Americas.  This NAP is the first
 carrier-neutral Tier-1 NAP and the first one housed in a facility built
 specifically for a NAP.
     "The NAP of the Americas is a tremendous business opportunity for FPL
 FiberNet.  Beyond that, the NAP will be of significant economic benefit to the
 South Florida community," said David Eckmann, director of business development
 for FPL FiberNet and member of the management committee of the NAP.
     "FPL FiberNet is a leading local access customer and a valuable member of
 the seven-member management committee of a consortium of more than 100
 telecommunications companies, whose purpose is to support the development of
 the NAP of the Americas," said Brian Goodkind, chief operating officer of
 Terremark Worldwide, Inc.  "We are delighted to add FPL FiberNet to our group
 of distinguished customers in the NAP of the Americas," Goodkind said.
 
     About FPL FiberNet
     FPL FiberNet is a leading provider of world-class fiber-optic network
 solutions in Florida.  The company provides connectivity to major telecom
 centers in the state, including leading carrier hotels, network access point
 (NAP) initiatives, international cable-heads and large central offices.  FPL
 FiberNet provides dark fiber and bandwidth on its fiber-optic network in most
 metropolitan cities throughout Florida.  Through multiple interconnection and
 partnership agreements, the network spans 8,600 miles throughout the
 Southeast.  The company has recently completed fiber-optic networks in
 Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa as part of an aggressive schedule to bring
 metro networks to major cities throughout Florida.
     FPL FiberNet, LLC is the telecommunications subsidiary of FPL Group, Inc.,
 (NYSE:   FPL), one of the nation's largest providers of electricity-related
 services with annual revenues of more than $7 billion.  Florida Power & Light
 Company, with approximately 3.9 million customer accounts in Florida, is FPL
 Group's principal subsidiary.
     FPL Energy, LLC is FPL Group's energy-generating subsidiary and a leader
 in producing electricity from clean and renewable fuels.  Additional
 information about FPL FiberNet is available on the Internet at
 www.fplfibernet.com.
 
     About Terremark Worldwide, Inc.
     Terremark Worldwide, Inc. (Amex:   TWW) is a global leader in providing
 Internet infrastructure and managed services.  Terremark is headquartered at
 2601 S. Bayshore Drive, 9th Floor, Miami, Florida, U.S.A., and has offices
 throughout the world, including Latin America and Asia.  More information can
 be found on Terremark Worldwide, Inc. at www.terremark.com.
 
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SOURCE FPL FiberNet, LLC
    MIAMI, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- FPL FiberNet
 today announced the signing of an agreement with TerreNAP Data Center, a
 subsidiary of Terremark Worldwide, Inc. (Amex:   TWW), to provide fiber-optic
 connectivity to TerreNAP Data Center for the NAP of the Americas.  The NAP of
 the Americas, located in Miami, will be operational in its permanent facility
 starting the third quarter of 2001.
     A network access point (NAP) is a location where Internet service
 providers (ISPs) interconnect networks to facilitate the exchange of Internet
 traffic.  This giant switching station reroutes Internet traffic when it
 becomes clogged or congested and increases the speed of communications on the
 information super highway.
     Completion of this agreement with TerreNAP Data Center places FPL FiberNet
 at the center of Internet activity to and from the NAP of the Americas.  FPL
 FiberNet will be a provider of fiber to NAP customers requiring connectivity
 and cross-connectivity throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe and
 Asia.
     "This is a tremendous development for FPL FiberNet because it means we
 will be able to service local, regional, national and international carriers
 needing bandwidth and capacity to and from the network access point.  FPL
 FiberNet customers at the NAP of the Americas will include Internet service
 providers, application service providers, international cable-carriers and
 other telecommunications companies throughout the U.S., Latin America, and the
 Caribbean," said Neil Flynn, president of FPL FiberNet.
     The NAP of the Americas, a TerreNAP Data Center, is the fifth Tier-1 NAP
 in the world.  Tier-1 NAPs interconnect Tier-1 ISPs.  Tier-1 ISPs are
 recognized for having the most extensive network infrastructure used for
 Internet traffic.  TerreNAP Data Center is a subsidiary of Terremark
 Worldwide, Inc., a provider of Internet infrastructure and managed services
 and the owner and operator of the NAP of the Americas.  This NAP is the first
 carrier-neutral Tier-1 NAP and the first one housed in a facility built
 specifically for a NAP.
     "The NAP of the Americas is a tremendous business opportunity for FPL
 FiberNet.  Beyond that, the NAP will be of significant economic benefit to the
 South Florida community," said David Eckmann, director of business development
 for FPL FiberNet and member of the management committee of the NAP.
     "FPL FiberNet is a leading local access customer and a valuable member of
 the seven-member management committee of a consortium of more than 100
 telecommunications companies, whose purpose is to support the development of
 the NAP of the Americas," said Brian Goodkind, chief operating officer of
 Terremark Worldwide, Inc.  "We are delighted to add FPL FiberNet to our group
 of distinguished customers in the NAP of the Americas," Goodkind said.
 
     About FPL FiberNet
     FPL FiberNet is a leading provider of world-class fiber-optic network
 solutions in Florida.  The company provides connectivity to major telecom
 centers in the state, including leading carrier hotels, network access point
 (NAP) initiatives, international cable-heads and large central offices.  FPL
 FiberNet provides dark fiber and bandwidth on its fiber-optic network in most
 metropolitan cities throughout Florida.  Through multiple interconnection and
 partnership agreements, the network spans 8,600 miles throughout the
 Southeast.  The company has recently completed fiber-optic networks in
 Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa as part of an aggressive schedule to bring
 metro networks to major cities throughout Florida.
     FPL FiberNet, LLC is the telecommunications subsidiary of FPL Group, Inc.,
 (NYSE:   FPL), one of the nation's largest providers of electricity-related
 services with annual revenues of more than $7 billion.  Florida Power & Light
 Company, with approximately 3.9 million customer accounts in Florida, is FPL
 Group's principal subsidiary.
     FPL Energy, LLC is FPL Group's energy-generating subsidiary and a leader
 in producing electricity from clean and renewable fuels.  Additional
 information about FPL FiberNet is available on the Internet at
 www.fplfibernet.com.
 
     About Terremark Worldwide, Inc.
     Terremark Worldwide, Inc. (Amex:   TWW) is a global leader in providing
 Internet infrastructure and managed services.  Terremark is headquartered at
 2601 S. Bayshore Drive, 9th Floor, Miami, Florida, U.S.A., and has offices
 throughout the world, including Latin America and Asia.  More information can
 be found on Terremark Worldwide, Inc. at www.terremark.com.
 
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