Anet Merges with Expedient Communications

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ANET becomes part of country's largest all-ethernet network, provides Chicago with unprecedented connectivity capabilities.

ANET is pleased to announce it has merged with sister company Expedient Communications. With the country's largest all-Ethernet network, Expedient provides High-Speed, IP Transit and Private Transport via Ethernet to some of the country's largest Commercial Businesses, Institutions and Public Entities.

Together, ANET and Expedient will offer customers business class data center options that stretch across the country via facilities with more than 200 employees in Chicago, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Baltimore, South Florida, Boston, San Francisco and Richmond, Virginia. These facilities enable co-location and a variety of managed services including seamless multi-city business continuity, remote city data backup and disaster recovery planning.

The merger will bring these services to Chicago along with an expanded range of high-bandwidth data network connectivity options including Ethernet Anywhere, a leading edge, scalable connectivity solution that takes established Ethernet technology and extends it beyond the LAN environment into a WAN.

Charlie Watkins, President and CEO of Continental Broadband explains the significance of this merger, "Expedient and ANET combined offer one of the strongest connectivity options for businesses in the Midwest. This merger melds ANET into one of the country's largest and most reliable connectivity solutions. ANET will be transformed by this merger. We're glad to bring this class of service to Chicago where we are confident the business community will benefit from the leading edge technology brought to the table by Expedient."

In support of its expanded capabilities, ANET will add to its data center at 216 West Jackson and is likely to, in the near-term, add additional facility sites downtown and in the suburbs. New facilities, in addition to the expanded services offered through Expedient, will make ANET one of the Midwest's largest providers of business-class connectivity and manged data solutions. ANET is also going to name a new general manager who will be based at the downtown Chicago facility.

Both ANET and Expedient are part of Continental Broadband, which is wholly owned by Landmark Communications.

About ANET

ANET products and services are many including co-location services, managed servers, T1/T3/OC3 connectivity, nationwide frame relay/VPN for multiple locations, multi-tenant unit services, and mission critical back-up options. ANET was founded in Chicago in 1995 and was acquired by Landmark Communications' Continental Broadband unit in May, 2004.

For more information about how to put ANET to work for your business, please call 312-577-2250 or visit the company website at http://www.anet.com.

About Expedient, Continental Broadband, and Landmark Communications

Expedient manages one of America's largest all-Ethernet network, delivering advanced Internet, voice and managed services to commercial and government entities throughout the United States. Through the power of its carrier-class Ethernet IP network and class one data centers, Expedient provides innovative and cost-effective networking solutions engineered to meet even the most demanding business needs. Expedient is a proud member of the Continental Broadband family of commercial Internet data providers wholly owned by Landmark Communications. Privately owned Landmark Communications' companies are a diverse group of award-winning publications and media outlets, including newspapers, television broadcasting, cable TV programming (The Weather Channel), and electronic publishing.

To learn more about Expedient and Ethernet Anywhere, please log on to http://www.expedient.com, http://www.ethernetanywhere.com or call 866-276-2973.

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