FPL FiberNet provides international connectivity via New World Network's ARCOS fiber network

January 30, 2002--FPL FiberNet has signed an agreement with New World Network to provide international connectivity to New World Network's Americas Region Caribbean Optical-ring System (ARCOS). Per the agreement, FPL FiberNet will provide New World Network with access to its extensive metropolitan area network in Florida, and New World Network will supply FPL FiberNet with international fiber-optic connectivity to growing markets in the Caribbean and Latin America via ARCOS.

Jan 31st, 2002

FPL FiberNet has signed an agreement with New World Network to provide international connectivity to New World Network's Americas Region Caribbean Optical-ring System (ARCOS). Per the agreement, FPL FiberNet will provide New World Network with access to its extensive metropolitan area network in Florida, and New World Network will supply FPL FiberNet with international fiber-optic connectivity to growing markets in the Caribbean and Latin America via ARCOS.

The connection to ARCOS will take place at the international cable landing station on the South Florida coast near Miami. It provides connectivity from FPL FiberNet's network to the NAP of the Americas and BellSouth MIX as well as to more than 150 other facilities such as carrier hotels and central offices housing telecommunications equipment in Florida.

"This agreement is significant because it provides reach into areas that have high growth potential, but have been underserved," contends Neil Flynn, president of FPL FiberNet. "FPL FiberNet is pleased to be part of a project that will provide connectivity solutions between major countries in the Americas and to virtually every important interconnection point in Florida including the NAP of the Americas and BellSouth MIX," he adds.

"This agreement allows New World Network to provide increased diversity and choice to our customers by using multiple local providers to interconnect to our fully-redundant and technologically advanced fiber-optic cable network," explains Matt Milstead, chief operating officer of New World Network. "Through FPL FiberNet's metro-area network, one of the largest in the U.S., our customers will have greater access to major carriers' networks nationwide."

For more information about FPL FiberNet LLC (Miami, FL), the telecommunications subsidiary of FPL Group Inc., visit the company's Web site at www.fplgroup.com.

Further details about carriers' carrier New World Network can be found on the Web at www.nwncable.com.

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