SOURCE: XO Communications

November 20, 2008 08:00 ET

America First Credit Union Selects XO Communications for Network Services

Nation's 6th Largest Credit Union Taps XO to Expand Network Capacity and Redundancy

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - November 20, 2008) - XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) today announced a new agreement to provide network services to America First Credit Union, the 6th largest credit union in terms of total membership and the 12th largest credit union in assets in the United States.

Under the terms of the three-year contract, XO Communications will deploy a private data networking solution for America First Credit Union to connect more than 80 retail locations across the state of Utah with their two core data centers. The XO solution will provide secure connectivity between all America First Credit Union locations and offer expanded bandwidth necessary to support the company's growing network capacity needs. With the deployment of a secure, private data networking solution over XO's high performance network, America First Credit Union can ensure business continuity and provide the maximum network uptime for its users and members to access financial information.

"Over the last few years, we have experienced significant growth and were in need of a proven provider that could deploy the bandwidth, network reliability, and security we require in delivering premier financial services to our members," said Randy Hunter, senior IT manager at America First Credit Union. "We're confident that the solution provided by XO will meet our networking needs and will help us continue to grow our business."

"We are very pleased that America First Credit Union has selected XO to support this important network initiative," said Shawn Adamson, general manager of XO Communications' Salt Lake City office. "Our solution will allow America First Credit Union to cost-effectively connect all of their locations over our high-capacity network backbone and deliver expanded bandwidth, as well as added redundancy and security to the credit union's private network."

About America First Credit Union

America First Credit Union was founded in Ogden, Utah, on March 16, 1939, by a small group of people determined to form their own cooperative to promote their collective economic well-being. In its 69-year history, America First has become one of the largest, most stable and most progressive credit unions in the country and has remained a member-owned, not for profit cooperative financial institution. Today, America First is the 12th largest credit union in assets in the United States with $4.4 billion, and the 6th largest credit union in membership in the United States with over 461,000 members. For more information, visit www.americafirst.com.

About XO Communications

XO Communications, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: XOHO), is a leading nationwide provider of advanced communications services and solutions for businesses, enterprises, government, carriers and service providers. Its customers include more than half of the Fortune 500, in addition to leading cable companies, carriers, content providers and mobile network operators. Utilizing its unique combination of high-capacity nationwide and metro networks and broadband wireless capabilities, XO offers customers a broad range of managed voice, data and IP services with proven performance, scalability and value in more than 75 metropolitan markets across the United States. For more information, visit www.xo.com.

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