PaeTec Communications expands dedicated facilities transport network

July 31, 2001--PaeTec operates these high-capacity, dedicated fiber optic facilities to transport traffic between switches, enabling it to reduce network costs and provide services to customers more quickly.

PaeTec Corp., a holding company whose principal subsidiary is PaeTec Communications, Inc., an integrated communications provider (ICP), announced it has installed 17 million DSO fiber miles (8,100 route miles) of the 24 million DSO fiber miles available under its $10 million, 15-year agreement with Global Crossing Ltd. (NYSE: GX), an international provider of fiber optic facilities. This completes the first phase of installation, with the remaining seven million DSO fiber miles scheduled for deployment by year-end.

PaeTec operates these high-capacity, dedicated fiber optic facilities to transport traffic between switches, enabling it to reduce network costs and provide services to customers more quickly. These facilities also enable PaeTec to offer high-quality broadband Internet access and transport for voice, data and video services. Coupled with the cost-effective packet-switching technology that is being implemented for PaeTec's network backbone, these dedicated facilities should continue to facilitate network expansion, provide flexibility for deployment of new services and increase network reliability.

About PaeTec:

Based in Fairport, NY, PaeTec Communications, Inc. is an integrated communications provider offering broadband services, including advanced voice and video, enhanced data, and communications management services to medium-sized and large businesses, colleges and universities, hospitals, governmental organizations and affinity groups. For more information, visit www.paetec.com.

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