PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc.

PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc.

April 05, 2006 08:30 ET

PEER 1 Extends Internet Network Adding Miami, Dallas and Atlanta

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 5, 2006) -

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PEER 1 Network Enterprises Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PIX) announced today that it has improved both the reach and the capacity of the PEER 1 network by extending its presence to Miami, Dallas and Atlanta. The expanded network allows traffic to arrive at its destination faster than before and improves its performance worldwide.

"This growth is part of PEER 1's expansion plan that began in the fall of 2005 with the acquisition of Interland's dedicated hosting services," said Mark Teolis, PEER 1's vice president of network and co-location. "Extending PEER 1's Internet network to these new data centers enhances the Internet performance for our customers. PEER 1 now has 18 points of presence (POPs) and 15 data centers worldwide."

Connecting these additional cities to the PEER 1 network ensures that the new facilities have the fastest possible connection to the two largest exchange points on the Internet - Equinix in Ashburn, VA and LINX in London, UK.

The extension also brings more opportunities for peering with major networks, which enhances network performance for customers. "Peering" is an arrangement between network carriers where network X can run traffic on network Y without charge and in exchange for the same privilege. Most network carriers participate in peering because it reduces costs and significantly improves performance.

With the extension to the new cities, PEER 1 joined major peering access points including Equinix in Dallas and the NAP of the Americas in Miami. The NAP of the Americas is the point at which the majority of traffic from Central and South America enters North America.

PEER 1's future growth plans in 2006 include extending the network into Fremont, CA and San Antonio, TX.

About PEER 1:

PEER 1, a leading Internet infrastructure provider, delivers client-centric solutions that ensure customers' online presence is available 100% of the time. From Internet network and co-location to dedicated hosting, PEER 1 has a solution to meet the online needs of companies of all sizes. Since its inception in 1999, the company has grown to include data centers and network points of presence in 16 major cities across North America and Europe, all connected by PEER 1's world class Internet network. PEER 1 serves a variety of customers including hosting providers, online gaming companies, Internet phone (VoIP) companies and many small and medium sized businesses. The company's headquarters are in Vancouver, Canada and the stock is traded on the TSX Venture exchange under the symbol PIX. For more information visit

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