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[November 08, 2012]

XO Communications Wins "Leading Lights" Award for Best New Telecom Service

HERNDON, VA, Nov 08, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- XO Communications today announced that it has been honored with the "Best New Service" award in the Telecom category by Light Reading's Leading Lights award program for the company's launch of nationwide 100 Gbps network services. Light Reading's reputation for independent analysis makes the awards the most credible and authoritative awards program in the communications industry. The award was presented on November 7 at an awards dinner in New York City following the first day of Ethernet Expo Americas 2012.

"We are honored to receive this award for our 100 Gbps network services as it is a testament to our industry-leading network and commitment to innovative solutions for our customers," said Don MacNeil, chief marketing officer at XO Communications. "100 Gbps represents the next evolution of today's transport networks and XO Communications has taken a leading position in bringing this technology to market for the benefit of our carrier and enterprise customers." The Leading Lights award for Best New Service in the Telecom category recognizes the company that has deployed a potentially market-leading, revenue generating service or application that enhances the use of next-generation communications technology in the wireline network. XO Communications is the first service provider in the United States to deploy a nationwide 100 Gbps inter-city fiber network and offer "native" 100 Gbps network services from coast-to-coast. The XO network and its 100 Gbps capabilities are designed to meet the explosive bandwidth demands driven by big data, cloud services, Internet video, mobility, and new wireless technologies that are placing strains on the networks of large enterprises, cable companies, media companies, mobile wireless service providers, and telecommunications companies.

About XO Communications XO Communications is a leading nationwide provider of advanced IP communications, managed network and hosted IT services for business, large enterprise and wholesale customers.

These customers include more than half of the Fortune 500, in addition to leading cable, mobile wireless and domestic and international telecommunications companies. XO offers a superior customer experience through its innovative data and IP solutions, its employees' focus on customers and the proven performance of its advanced network. To learn more about XO Communications, visit www.xo.com or blog.xo.com. XO Communications is also on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Media Contact: Chad Couser XO Communications T: (703) 547-2746 E: Email Contact SOURCE: XO Communications http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/emailprcntct id=AF7CDD3894644C57

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