Sprint expands metro network presence in the Southeast

November 21, 2002--In a move to bring more business traffic in major metropolitan areas to the Sprint network, the company announced today that it has signed purchase orders with AGL Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources Inc., for metro access infrastructure in Atlanta.

In a move to bring more business communications traffic in major metropolitan areas to the Sprint network, the company announced today that it has signed purchase orders with AGL Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources Inc., for metro access infrastructure in Atlanta.

"Sprint is aggressively building metro area networks in markets where demand for Sprint services is extremely high," explains Jim Patterson, vice president of Access Management at Sprint. "These MAN build-outs will significantly reduce Sprint's reliance on incumbent local exchange carriers and improve customer order and service intervals for Sprint customers."

The multi-year agreement with AGL Networks will provide Sprint with connectivity to several central offices, Sprint mobile switching centers, and a Sprint point of presence in the Atlanta area. AGL Networks will lease fiber in its 175-mile network, which covers the Atlanta Central Business District and points north and south, to Sprint. The company will also construct lateral access in the area for Sprint.

For more information about AGL Networks LLC (Atlanta, GA), visit the company's Web site at www.aglnetworks.com. Additional information about Sprint (Overland Park, KS) may be found on the Web at
www.sprint.com.

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