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Village Voice Media Holdings Improves Network Performance with XO Communications MPLS IP-VPN Solution

February 3, 2010 by  

Web Hosting ToolsHERNDON, VA – XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) today announced that it has deployed a nationwide MPLS IP-VPN solution for Village Voice Media Holdings, LLC (VVMH), for the benefit of its operating companies that consist of 14 weekly newspapers and daily Web sites, including New York’s Village Voice, the LA Weekly, Denver’s Westword and the Phoenix New Times.

XO Communications is providing a fully managed MPLS-based wide area networking solution connecting the various locations of the operating companies across nine states, including a data center and VVMH corporate offices in Phoenix, Arizona. The XO MPLS IP-VPN solution provides VVMH and its operating companies with a secure, private IP network with Class of Service capabilities and high-speed Ethernet access to support optimal performance for delivery of digital media files and access to central applications. The XO solution also paves the way for VVMH and the operating companies’ eventual migration to Voice over IP (VoIP).


“XO Communications was very focused on meeting our business and networking goals with a managed network solution that supports all of our operations nationwide,” said Gerard Goroski, Chief Information Officer at VVMH. “As a result, we are already realizing many benefits, including improved network performance, greater flexibility and better control over networking costs.”

The XO MPLS IP-VPN solution replaces VVMH’s legacy point-to-point private line network and provides the company with increased network flexibility, scalability and significant operational savings. The XO solution delivers improved cost-efficiencies by converging voice and data traffic over a single IP network infrastructure while also providing faster data speeds to support high-bandwidth media files with more scalable and flexible Ethernet access.

“We worked closely with VVMH to design a customized solution to give them the flexibility and scalability their business required,” said David Paul, general manager for XO Communications in Phoenix. “Using solutions like the XO MPLS IP-VPN, companies can use technology to achieve a strategic business advantage through increased productivity and reduced operational efficiencies.”

XO MPLS IP-VPN
XO MPLS IP-VPN offers businesses and large enterprises a secure, intelligent and managed network solution to connect offices, customers and partners and converge a wide range of voice, video and data applications over a single IP network infrastructure. XO MPLS IP-VPN provides a wide range of access options to connect locations and flexible Classes of Services to prioritize Internet, intranet, extranet, voice, video and mission-critical business applications – all over a single, high performance application-aware IP network.

Key benefits of XO MPLS IP-VPN include:

* Nationwide Coverage – Broad coverage with service availability in 75 metropolitan markets across the United States
* Flexible and Scalable Network Architecture – MPLS-based network architecture provides any-to-any connectivity among all sites and automatically sets up pathways to new sites
* Broad Range of Access Options – Customers can utilize the service with Dedicated Internet Access at speeds from T-1 through OC-X and Ethernet services.
* Robust Classes of Service – Optimize data traffic flows to support any type of application with one flat rate for access to all four classes of service.
* Fully Managed – Reduces total cost of ownership and provides 24×7 monitoring of network facilities and equipment.

For more information about XO MPLS IP-VPN or other XO services go to www.xo.com, or contact an XO sales representative by calling (866) 349-0134.

About Village Voice Media
Village Voice Media Holdings, LLC provides administration and services to its operating companies that consist of 14 weekly newspapers and daily Web sites, including New York’s Village Voice, LA Weekly, Denver’s Westword and Phoenix New Times. Online, in print, and on mobile devices, Village Voice Media Holdings’ operating companies combine music, food and events coverage with gritty, hard-hitting journalism to create the most powerful city guides in each market. While the focus of the brand is local, its free classifieds site, backpage.com, partnership with social recommendation engine LikeMe.Net and national sales force, allows VVMH and the operating companies to extend their reach to a national level. For more information, visit www.villagevoicemedia.com.

About XO Communications

XO Communications, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: XOHO – News), 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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