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PAETEC Best Large Company to Work For in New York State

PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ GS: PAET has been recognized for a third consecutive year as a “Best Large Company to Work For in New York State” by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management (NYS-SHRM). The company was previously ranked ninth in the large company category in the 2010 list, and the final 2011 rankings will be revealed at the awards dinner on Wednesday, April 21, in Albany. More than 20 percent of PAETEC’s 4,600 employees reside in New York state.

“On behalf of our more than 1,000 employees in New York, we’re honored to be again named one of the best places to work in the state,” said Arunas Chesonis, PAETEC chairman and CEO. “Our long-standing belief is that satisfied employees will better care for our growing customer base, and we’re delivering on that promise.”

NYS-SHRM and Best Companies Group formed a partnership to launch the prestigious awards program in New York state in 2007. Recipients were categorized into small/medium and large companies. In total, 50 companies were identified for demonstrating that happy employees make for good business and drive the Empire state’s economy.

Companies were selected based on an assessment of its workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics, as well as results of an internal employee survey conducted by the Best Companies Group, which measures the employee experience.

PAETEC’s corporate culture is based on four values which permeate the organization: Caring Culture, Open Communication, Unmatched Service and Personalized Solutions. By adhering to these values, PAETEC has rapidly grown into one of the largest communication providers in the nation offering its suite of services in 86 of the nation’s top 100 MSAs across 46 states.

Further details about the 2011 Best Companies to Work for in New York initiative can be found online at www.bestcompaniesNY.com.

New York Metro Core Wave Services Launched by AboveNet

AboveNetAboveNet, Inc. (NYSE: ABVT) announced that its Core Wave services are now available to enterprise and carrier customers in the New York metro market. The new offering provides customers with a flexible, dedicated and cost-effective data transport solution for point-to-point connections in and between top metro business hubs.

AboveNet’s Core Wave solutions are ideal for bandwidth-hungry enterprises and carriers, including financial services organizations, which must have fast, secure, low latency connectivity for business-critical transactions.

“The New York area is at the heart of the worldwide financial community,” said Bill LaPerch, chief executive officer of AboveNet. “Core Wave services provide customers with the trusted, high bandwidth network solutions necessary to conduct business in this dynamic market.” The products provide 1Gbps, 2.5Gbps, and 10Gbps connections between key data centers and/or enterprise locations in the New York and New Jersey area, and offer the benefits of a dedicated wavelength service along with the flexibility and time-to-market advantages of a next generation infrastructure solution.

Utilizing ROADM (Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer) technology, Core Wave solutions provide dynamic wavelength add/drops and inter-ring connectivity with flexible traffic routing. Benefits to customers include:

* Multi-protocol capability: Ethernet, TDM, storage and video
* Protection options and transparency advantages
* Dedicated fiber access to enterprise locations
* Fast service turn-up
* Space and power savings
* Industry-leading latency guarantee with AboveNet’s Agility Guarantee program

Core Wave customers can also leverage AboveNet’s expansive network footprint to connect to business-critical locations in the top U.S. and European metros. AboveNet connects to buildings containing more than 400 data centers, and its infrastructure includes 2.3 million fiber miles, an intercity network spanning approximately 12,000 route miles and a global Tier 1 IP backbone.