Sunday, August 27, 2006

XO Deploys Fixed Broadband Wireless in Nine U.S. Cities

XO Communications announced its first significant market deployments of fixed broadband wireless in nine metropolitan markets -- Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, San Diego, Tampa and Washington, DC.

The deployments are the first in a series of markets nationwide in which XO plans to utilize fixed broadband wireless technology through a partnership with its sister company, Nextlink, the nation's largest holder of Local Multipoint Distribution System (LMDS) spectrum with licenses in 75 metropolitan markets.

XO is using LMDS fixed broadband wireless as a last mile access method to deliver Dedicated Internet Access and Metropolitan and Inter-city Ethernet solutions directly to businesses at speeds of 10 Mbps and 100 Mbps.

From Nextlink wireless hubs deployed in each market, XO can deliver services to any qualified line-of-site location within an average of five miles. Services include Internet access, VoIP, and private business local area networks at native LAN speeds. XO is also reducing local network costs by replacing leased circuits that connect local switch locations to the XO network with more cost-effective and scalable fixed wireless links.htp://

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