XO Commends FCC for Vote on Technology Transitions

WASHINGTON – August 6, 2015 — Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to enshrine protections for competition as the nation continues the technology transitions to IP (Internet Protocol) based networks and from copper to fiber.

“Today’s action by the FCC is a win for our customers and a win for broadband competition,” said Chris Ancell, CEO of XO Communications (XO).  “Millions of businesses rely on networks built by competitive broadband providers like XO for customer service, innovation and growth.

“Today’s ruling recognizes the transitions that are taking place in today’s networks. This includes the significance of existing copper in incumbent and competitive networks that is relied upon to serve customers in combination with the existing and new fiber infrastructure built by all providers.  At XO, we know all about networks.  The networks we build become both infrastructure and innovation incubator for our business consumers. Since our inception, XO has invested billions into network advancements and has been a leader in IP (Internet Protocol)-enabled services as they are unifying the way we communicate and pushing our industry into the future.

“The FCC ruling is consistent with our fundamental beliefs that innovation is key to competition and that bi-partisan laws need to encourage broadband competition.

“We commend Chairman Tom Wheeler for his vision and leadership, and thank the entire FCC for their commitment to competition.  XO is excited about the future of telecommunications and continues to invest in networks and products that will inspire further innovation, increase consumer choice and affordability.”

About XO Communications

XO Communications provides the technology that helps business and wholesale customers compete in a hyper-connected economy. In the U.S., XO owns and operates one of the largest IP and Ethernet networks that customers rely on for private data networking, cloud connectivity, unified communications and voice, Internet access, and managed services. To learn more about XO Communications, visit www.xo.com or our blog. XO Communications is also on Twitter and LinkedIn.