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AboveNet Connects to Opus-3 Data Center in Dallas

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., October 31, 2011 – AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE:ABVT), a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, today announced that it is now connected to the new Opus-3 data center in Dallas. The facility’s customers will have access to AboveNet’s Dallas dark fiber network with connections to its expansive U.S. metro footprint.

The Opus-3 data center, located in historical Deep Ellum in downtown Dallas, caters to the small business customer. AboveNet has the ability to provide the high bandwidth services for growth-oriented businesses.

“Opus-3 is focusing on providing Dallas small and medium sized businesses with a combined offering of data center facilities, managed services and high speed network connections within the Dallas metro and across the U.S,” said David Herr, chief operating officer at Opus-3. “AboveNet’s expansive network footprint in Dallas and key national markets will enhance our ability to meet the communications needs of our customers.”

The AboveNet network can provide Opus-3 customers with diverse, low-latency routes to top global business centers. For example, a company operating in the Opus-3 facility in Dallas can connect its Dallas offices and business partners anywhere AboveNet operates.

The Opus-3 data center has access to AboveNet’s Tier 1 IP services to deliver IP services at very affordable rates to the Opus-3 client base.

AboveNet provides a complete portfolio of Metro Ethernet, WDM, Long Haul and IP transit services. Opus-3 enterprise and carrier customers also can benefit from AboveNet’s world-class fiber optic network in both the U.S and Europe, with connections to buildings containing more than 450 data centers. Its infrastructure includes more than 2.3 million fiber miles, an intercity network spanning approximately 13,000 route miles and a global Tier 1 IP backbone.

“At AboveNet, we focus exclusively on the needs of the high bandwidth customer, so our network in the Dallas and other key metro areas is specifically engineered to deliver fast, dedicated, secure connectivity to critical business locations,” said Angelo Germani, vice president of Sales Engineering at AboveNet. “Opus-3 is a key facility to connect to our network, and we look forward to serving the enterprise and carrier customers in this important market.”

About AboveNet, Inc.

AboveNet, Inc. provides high bandwidth connectivity solutions for business and carriers. Its private optical network delivers key network and IP services in and among top U.S. and European markets. AboveNet’s network is widely used in demanding markets such as financial services, media, health care, retail and government. Zayo also offers Dallas colocation.

About Opus

Opus-3 was formed to address what we think is a shortcoming in the current Dallas datacenter space. Today’s data centers are geared towards large enterprise clients and overlooks the needs of growth-oriented small and medium-sized businesses. We’re flexible in the types of services we can provide and can grow with our customers as they expand from entry level managed service offerings, to full and half cabinet colocation, and private data center suites. Opus-3 excels at providing clients with a host of customized services at very competitive rates that meet their specific needs.

Opus-3 ‘s commitment is rock solid infrastructure, flexible services, and unmatched personal support.

The data center is located at 2914 Taylor, Dallas, Texas. Inquiries can be made directly to  972-708-1333 or sales@opus-3.com.

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