SOURCE: XO Communications

February 26, 2009 08:00 ET

XO Communications Receives General Services Administration IT Schedule 70 Award

Enables XO to More Efficiently Provide Wide Range of Telecommunications Services to Federal and State Government Agencies

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - February 26, 2009) - XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) today announced that it has received its General Services Administration (GSA) IT Schedule 70 award. Granted by the leading procurement body for the United States federal government, the GSA IT Schedule 70 contract enables XO Communications to sell its data and IP-based communications services to government institutions at pre-negotiated rates.

The GSA IT Schedule 70 was established to assist federal government agencies with their procurement of IT products, services and solutions. The schedule grants these agencies direct access to commercial companies who can provide a broad range of IT services and products. Through its GSA IT Schedule 70 contract, XO Communications will be empowered to reach an even wider range of government entities on a local, regional and national scale.

This award also signifies an increased strategic focus for XO Communications' Business Services group in providing the government with its industry-leading communications and networking services, including XO Dedicated Internet Access, XO MPLS IP-VPN, XO Ethernet Solutions, XO Private Line, XO Wavelength and broadband wireless services. It will also give government agencies access to XO Communications' high-capacity nationwide inter-city and metro fiber networks and highly-customized customer care.

"Obtaining our GSA IT Schedule 70 contract enables XO Communications to more efficiently provide government agencies with cost-effective, award-winning communications solutions across our high-performance nationwide network," said Allen Ashbey, Director of Government Sales at XO Communications. "Whether we're working with a systems integrator or as a strategic communications partner, XO Communications is well-equipped to address the vast bandwidth needs and communications challenges of government agencies."

XO Communications has an established track record of providing communications services to public sector institutions and has contracted with more than 100 leading universities, education networks, and local municipalities, as well as federal agencies both directly and through subcontracting with systems integrators. XO Communications' current roster of education, government and public sector customers include the Utah Education Network, Saint Louis University, University of Memphis, Detroit Public Schools and The Quilt, a coalition of regional organizations representing more than 200 universities and thousands of educational networks throughout the U.S.

For more information about XO's government services, contact XOGovSolutions@xo.com or go to www.xo.com/enterprise/Pages/GovernmentOverview.aspx.

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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