XO Communications Advances Second Time in 12 Months on Vertical Systems Group Ethernet LEADERBOARD

HERNDON, Va. – September 24, 2015 – XO Communications (XO) is now ranked seventh among the top U.S. Ethernet providers on the Vertical Systems Group (VSG) U.S. Carrier LEADERBOAD.  In the most recent assessment, VSG reviewed more than 45 U.S. Ethernet providers. 

XO offers one of the widest variety of Ethernet access options in the North American marketplace, including fiber optic, copper and wireless connections.  XO moved up from the ninth to eighth position in the year-end 2014 ranking.  In the more recent ranking, XO has advanced a second time in the LEADERBOARD to seventh.  

Ethernet is one of the most widely deployed networking technology options in the world today.  XO Ethernet Services provide a simple, cost-effective way to connect business locations and allow applications, data and information to flow seamlessly over Local Area Networks (LAN) and Wide Area Networks (WAN) with the performance and reliability businesses increasingly require.  

“XO moves up to the seventh position on the mid-year 2015 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD, up from eighth position at year-end 2014,” said Rick Malone, principal of Vertical Systems Group.  “Vertical tracked rapid growth of XO Ethernet private lines plus Ethernet access connections to its IP VPN services during the first half of the year.”  

“Businesses continue to realize the value that Ethernet services provide to their network growth and management strategies,” said Jake Heinz, senior vice president, marketing and product at XO Communications.  “Demand for our Ethernet services remains brisk, and we are pleased that the continued focus on Ethernet is reflected in our ascension up the LEADERBOARD over the last two consecutive surveys.”

The full LEADERBOARD rankings can be found here.

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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.