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AboveNet Teams Up with Amazon Web Services to Provide High Performance Access to Cloud Platform

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., September 21, 2011 – AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE:ABVT), a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, today announced it has signed an agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to become an AWS Direct Connect Solution Provider to help provide high performance access to the AWS cloud platform.

“AboveNet is pleased to be one of the first AWS Direct Connect Solution Providers,” said Rajiv Datta, chief operating officer at AboveNet. “This teams us with one of the industry’s leading cloud providers to ensure that customers have high quality, high bandwidth access as they move mission-critical applications to the cloud.”

AWS Direct Connect provides companies of all sizes with an ideal web services platform in the cloud. Customers can requisition compute power, storage, and other services–gaining access to a suite of elastic IT infrastructure services to keep up with business demand. AWS customers can now bypass the Internet in favor of the secure, advanced network connectivity that AboveNet can deliver.

AWS Direct Connect enables customers to establish connectivity between AWS and their datacenters, offices, or colocation environments, which can reduce network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections. As an AWS Direct Connection Solution Provider, AboveNet can offer AWS customers the benefit of its established, dedicated network that includes 2.3 million metro fiber miles and connections to more than 450 datacenters.

AboveNet will initially offer connections to the AWS Direct Connect service at 100Mbps, 1Gbps and 10Gbps bandwidth levels. For more information, please visit http://www.above.net/aws.

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.

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