MFN meets MSN: Metromedia Fiber Network expands relationship with Microsoft's MSN

Oct. 11, 2001--Metromedia Fiber Network, Inc., a provider of digital communications infrastructure solutions, announced that Microsoft Corp.'s MSN network of Internet services is occupying 30 percent of the co-location space in MFN's Internet Service Exchange (ISX) facility in Seattle.

Metromedia Fiber Network, Inc. (MFN) (Nasdaq: MFNX), a provider of digital communications infrastructure solutions, announced that Microsoft Corp.'s MSN network of Internet services is occupying 30 percent of the co-location space in MFN's Internet Service Exchange (ISX) facility in Seattle.

The acquisition of co-location space in Seattle expands the existing relationship between the two companies. MSN also has co-location space in MFN's San Jose ISX, uses MFN's Global IP Network and leases MFN's metropolitan dark fiber. In addition, MSN has an agreement for on-site support of Microsoft equipment located at MFN's data centers.

MSN is also a participant in PAIX.Net, Inc., another MFN subsidiary and a neutral Internet exchange. PAIX.Net, Inc. serves as a primary Internet peering hub and enables the exponential growth of the Internet through its geographically dispersed facilities.

MFN's global optical IP infrastructure coupled with the secure, reliable, co-location services and technology creates a comprehensive network that can transport tremendous amounts of data at breakneck speeds, easily adapting to unexpected spikes in traffic and increasing bandwidth. MFN's IP networking expertise, deployment capabilities, and aggressive peering relationships provides the MSN Hotmail Web-based e-mail service with the security, scalability, connectivity and infrastructure needed to support Web-based e-mail service.

About Metromedia Fiber Network, Inc.:

MFN is a provider of digital communications infrastructure solutions. For more information, visit www.mmfn.com.

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