SOURCE: XO Communications

June 30, 2008 08:00 ET

The Quilt Selects XO Communications for High-Capacity Network Services

XO Communications Named Authorized Vendor for Leading Education and Research Consortium

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - June 30, 2008) - XO Communications Services, Inc. (OTCBB: XOHO) today announced its selection as an authorized network services provider for The Quilt, the leading coalition of advanced regional network organizations representing more than 200 universities and thousands of other educational institutions across the United States. With this new relationship, Quilt members now have access to XO's high-speed IP transit and network transport services at highly competitive rates.

The Quilt provides a forum for communication among advanced regional network organizations and others dedicated to advancing research and education in the United States, such as higher learning institutions and large research universities. The Quilt's Commodity Internet Services (CIS) project aggregates the buying power of The Quilt participants to get the best value for Internet services.

"The Quilt seeks vendor partners who are not only able to provide the best value, but are also able to provide a network that is capable of supporting the advanced requirements of our members and the institutions they support," says Hud Croasdale, executive director of The Quilt. "We are pleased to be working with XO Communications whose network is characterized by its flexibility and scalability which are critical for success in the research and education community."

"XO is very pleased to be selected by The Quilt and help advance the networking capabilities of the nation's research and educational institutions," said Ernie Ortega, president of XO Carrier Services. "The XO network is ideally designed to support the performance and scalability requirements of The Quilt members, whose institutions have significant bandwidth requirements."

The XO nationwide network connects 75 major metropolitan markets across the United States. With its extensive nationwide and metro fiber network assets, XO offers customers network transport services that provide door-to-door delivery of customers' traffic including:

--  Ethernet services from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps speeds
--  IP Transit services from DS3 to 10 Gbps speeds
--  Private Line services from T-1 to OC-192 speeds
--  Other high capacity transport services at 2.5 Gbps and 10 Gbps speeds

About The Quilt

The Quilt gathers more than 27 leading research and education networking organizations in the United States to promote consistent, reliable, interoperable and efficient advanced networking services that extend to the broadest possible community; and to represent common interests in the development and delivery of advanced network services. For more information, see:

About XO Communications

XO, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: XOHO), is a leading provider of 21st century communications services for businesses and communications services providers, including 50 percent of the Fortune 500 and leading cable companies, carriers, content providers, and mobile operators. Utilizing its unique and powerful nationwide IP network and extensive local metro networks and broadband wireless facilities, XO offers customers a broad range of managed voice, data and IP services in 75 metropolitan markets across the United States. For more information, visit

XO is a registered trademark of XO Communications, LLC.

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