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March 1, 2000

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Resale Channel: News Briefs

Posted: 03/2000

News Briefs

* UniDial Communications Inc. (www.unidial.com)
has awarded Focal Communications Corp. (www.focal.com)
a three-year, $18 million service agreement. UniDial will resell Focal’s local dial-tone
services within the major metro areas it serves.

In other UniDial news, the ICP has chosen NorthPoint Communications Inc.
(www.north
point.com) as its provider of digital subscriber line (DSL) services. UniDial will resell
NorthPoint’s DSL broandband services to business customers. UniDial already offers
Internet connectivity and data services including ATM, frame relay and private line.

* The network unit of Williams Communi-cations Inc. (www.wilcom.com) has inked a multimillion-dollar agreement
to sell fiber on its nationwide fiber optic network to Adelphia Business Solutions
(www.adelphia-abs.com), an ICP currently serving
business customers in the Northeast, Southeast, Southwest and Midwest sections of the
United States. Under the deal’s terms, Adelphia will pay Williams $23 million for fiber
extending its network primarily in the western part of the country and in key Northeast
segments. Williams will receive additional revenues spread over the 25-year term of the
contract in return for providing Adelphia with collocation and ongoing network maintenance
services.

* Gateway Telecom Canada Inc. has announced the launch of Gateway Networks, a
next-generation multiservices carrier network (MSCN) in North America that offers multiple
point-to-point, signaling system 7 (SS7), Internet wholesale and long-distance services in
and between Canada and the United States. The 2,480-mile ring network is scheduled to be
completed by the end of the year with PoPs in 21 cities.

* Golden Harbor of Texas Inc., a subsidiary of Thrifty Call Inc. (www.thriftycall.com) has launched a wholesale
product designed to enhance the entry of CLECs into major local service markets. CLEC
Local Exchange Alternate Tandem Service (CLEATS) reduces barriers that exist in markets by
providing CLECs the opportunity to outsource local tandem service to a responsive service
provider.

* iBasis Inc. (www.ibasis.net), a wholesale
provider of Internet protocol (IP) telephony services, has announced a web-based service
providing customers with information about the international voice and fax traffic they
send and receive using the iBasis Network. Interactive Traffic Analysis Center (iTrac)
provides customers with interactive analysis tools and critical data about their iBasis
Network activity, including the total minutes of voice and fax traffic, total number of
calls, call completion ratios and average call duration.

* Broadband Solutions Inc. (BSI) (www.dslbroadband.com)
has partnered with Rhythms NetConnections Inc. (www.rhythms.net)
to offer DSL service to business customers in Denver. BSI, an ISP and CLEC based in
Denver, also offers voice, data, Internet access, long distance, web design and hosting,
virtual private networking and collocation services.

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