Bank of America selects Broadwing as network provider

April 1, 2002--Broadwing Inc. today announced that it has been selected by Bank of America as one of their primary network providers, transmitting Bank of America's mission-critical data among their top major markets across the United States. The agreement, valued at almost $70 million over ten years, enables Bank of America's nationwide network to be based on Broadwing's lightwave services.

Apr 1st, 2002

Broadwing Inc. today announced that it has been selected by Bank of America as one of their primary network providers, transmitting Bank of America's mission-critical data among their top major markets across the United States. The agreement, valued at almost $70 million over ten years, enables Bank of America's nationwide network to be based on Broadwing's lightwave services.

Broadwing's wavelength services give Bank of America a market advantage over other financial institutions by providing extensive bandwidth, high-speed connectivity, and fast provisioning of new services for customers, claim Broadwing representatives. One such service that is optical imaging, which allows employees to quickly access digital images of customer documents including bills, checks, statements and applications.

Additionally, Broadwing will link its Network Operations Center (NOC) with Bank of America's NOC and train their technicians, allowing Bank of America to standardize network operations for improved efficiency and lower operating costs.

"Since 1998, we have more than tripled our monthly amount of data transferred, so it was essential for us to find a provider with the capacity and instant provisioning skills to support our continuing growth," explains Ralph Ziegler, managing director of Network Services, Bank of America. "Broadwing exceeded our expectations by provisioning 14 OC-48 circuits in less than 3 weeks," he adds.

For more information about Broadwing Inc. (Cincinnati, OH), visit the company's Web site at www.broadwing.com.

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