Broadwing and Telseon join to extend all-optical Gigabit Ethernet access

Aug. 21, 2001--The agreement puts Broadwing's Optical Gigabit Ethernet deployment into the metropolitan market and positions Broadwing as a provider that offers coast-to-coast Optical Gigabit Ethernet services.

Broadwing Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of the optical communications provider Broadwing Inc. (NYSE: BRW), announced a strategic agreement with Telseon, which combines Telseon's metro Optical Gigabit Ethernet services with Broadwing's nationwide Optical Gigabit Ethernet services giving customers coast-to-coast Optical Gigabit Ethernet access. The agreement puts Broadwing's Optical Gigabit Ethernet deployment into the metropolitan market and positions Broadwing as a provider that offers coast-to-coast Optical Gigabit Ethernet services.

Broadwing will utilize Telseon's metropolitan access to offer its enterprise customers Optical Gigabit Ethernet services eliminating the capital expenditures and time required to build and maintain an access network. The agreement gives Broadwing customers a direct, uninterrupted connection to Broadwing's powerful suite of data offerings over the combined long-haul and metro networks. The companies are entering trials of these services in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Seattle, Miami and Denver.

About Broadwing Communications:

Broadwing Communications provides intelligent, all-optical switched networks and data, voice and Internet solutions on its optical network and IP backbone. For more information, visit www.broadwing.com.

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