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November 08, 2000

NTT America Partners with COLO.COMSM to Implement Los Angeles Facility Expansion

NEW YORK, NY - As part of the company's aggressive development of service capability in the U.S. market, NTT America has taken steps to expand its Los Angeles node facility by signing a $2.8 million contract with COLO.COM, a provider of high-quality Neutral Optical HubSM colocation facilities.

NTT America chose COLO.COM's Los Angeles facility as the latest addition to the company's western landing points for trans-pacific fiber originating from Japan. The effort is part of NTT America's mission to be the world's most trusted data communications gateway to Asia. To meet this goal, NTT America has taken a strategic and targeted approach to network build-out, continuing the company's traditional commitment to technical excellence and unwavering customer support.

"We realize that to compete on a global scale we must continue to meet and surpass customer demands for worldwide reach and local accountability," said David Ryan, NTT America's Executive Vice President. "As we tailor our services to an expanding range of customers, we are building additional points of presence throughout North America. As this continues, relationships with quality partners will be an important factor of success. With the help of COLO.COM, NTT America will offer customers unparalleled quality, speed, efficiency and flexibility for transport and interconnection services."

Headquartered in Brisbane, Calif., COLO.COM's Neutral Optical Hubs allow telecommunications and Internet-based network providers to expand their offerings around the country rapidly and cost-effectively. Customers can choose among multiple long-haul carriers, providing reliability and redundancy in a competitive environment. Flexible space availability allows them to build the configurations they require and obtain the services they need on an individual basis.

"We are pleased to partner with NTT America and provide a landing point for their trans-pacific cable to the area," said Charles Skibo, chairman and CEO, COLO.COM. "The COLO.COM facility provides best-in-class services, creating a very reliable data communications gateway to Asia for NTT America."

NTT America was attracted to COLO.COM for the principal services offered at its facilities, such as advanced environmental safeguards, 24/7 technical support, high bandwidth availability, multiple carrier access, rapid deployment and best in class reliability.

Today's announcement comes on the heels of several significant expansion-related announcements this year by NTT America, including the opening of new sales offices in Seattle and Chicago, and the launch of a new network node in Los Angeles. The company also recently announced the opening of two full service collocation facilities, one in San Jose, California and the other in New York. The two new collocation facilities currently provide NTT America customers with domestic and international frame relay, ATM and private leased line services.


About COLO.COM
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, COLO.COM is building the infrastructure for a content-rich, interactive world by housing advanced broadband networks and applications close to end users. By the end of this year, COLO.COM will have more than 20 Neutral Optical Hubs --- best-in-class, carrier-neutral colocation facilities --- in major metropolitan areas across the United States. The company's customers are long distance carriers, competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs), Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and other Internet-based businesses that need to deploy rapidly to the network's edge. Its telco-grade facilities provide customers with advanced redundant systems for electric power, temperature and humidity control, fire protection and security for their servers and other networking equipment. For more information, see www.colo.com.


For further information, please contact:

Stephen Oakes
GCI Group for NTT America
212.537.8011

Alison Costa
COLO.COM media inquiries
949.362.3516


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