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MFN to Provide Private Optical Infrastructure, Co-Location
and IP Bandwidth Services to AOL Members and Content

Metromedia Fiber Network, Inc. (MFN) (Nasdaq:MFNX) has
signed an agreement with America Online, Inc. (NYSE:AOL)
under which MFN will independently market the co-location
and optical IP services of its AboveNet Communications
subsidiary to content providers seeking superior
connectivity to AOL data centres.

Under the agreement, content-provider customers of AOL and
MFN will have access to MFN's extensive, global one-hop
Internet network, with its industry-leading public and
private peering points. This dedicated optical network, with
up to multi-terabit per-second capacity will be directly
connected to AOL's network and will provide superior
delivery of content to AOL members, including rich media
services like video streaming.

"This alliance with AOL allows us to join forces with a
global market leader to deliver a new class of end-to-end
optical networking," said Nick Tanzi, president and chief
operating officer of Metromedia Fiber Network. "We think it
represents a vote of confidence from the world's leading
Internet online service and will give content providers a
reliable, secure, high-bandwidth communications
infrastructure to deliver the most advanced data, streaming
video, e-commerce and Internet applications to AOL's

"Our strategy has always been to form alliances with the
best technology companies to build the fastest, most
reliable and efficient network in the industry. This
agreement will give content providers access to a network
directly connected to AOL's network, improving connectivity
and allowing rapid scaling," said Joe Barrett, AOL's vice
president of Internet Operations. "We're pleased to continue
working with Metromedia Fiber Network and AboveNet to
deliver our members the best experience in cyberspace."

About Metromedia Fiber Network, Inc.

Metromedia Fiber Network, Inc., the leading provider of
optical IP Internet network infrastructure solutions, is
revolutionising the fibre-optic industry. By offering
virtually unlimited, unmetered bandwidth at a fixed cost,
Metromedia Fiber Network is eliminating the bandwidth
barrier and redefining the way broadband capacity is sold.
Metromedia Fiber Network is extending metropolitan
fiber-optic infrastructure to the end-user in strategic
top-tier markets, enabling its customers to implement the
latest data, video, Internet and multimedia applications. In
addition to its current expansion in 51 cities in North
America, Metromedia Fiber Network is establishing an
international presence with planned fibre optic network
builds in 16 cities throughout Europe. For more information
about Metromedia Fiber Network, please visit the company's
Web site at

Together with its subsidiaries, AboveNet Communications,
Inc., a leading provider of Internet connectivity and
co-location solutions for high-bandwidth and
business-critical applications, and, Inc., the
leading neutral Internet Exchange, Metromedia Fiber Network
is unleashing the full potential of the Internet. The
combined company facilitates the explosive growth of
e-commerce and advanced Internet applications by delivering
secure, reliable and scaleable optical networks and IP
services to Internet content and service providers, carriers
and enterprise users worldwide. AboveNet is the architect of
the Internet Service Exchange (ISX), a world-class network
that provides co-location services and Internet connectivity
for content providers, ISPs and application service
providers. With its Tier 1 status and ISO 9002
certification, AboveNet is seeking to serve the global
community of the Internet. For more information on
AboveNet's service offering call 800/475-2733 or visit the
company's Web site at

This news release contains certain forward-looking
statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Factors
that could cause or contribute to such risks and
uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general
economic and business conditions, competition, changes in
technology and methods of marketing, and various other
factors beyond the Company's control. This also includes
such factors as described from time to time in the SEC
filings by Metromedia Fiber Network, including the most
recently filed Forms S-3, 10-K and 10-Q.

Note to Editors: AboveNet, Internet Service Exchange, ISX,
and AboveNet Global One-Hop Network are trademarks of
AboveNet Communications, Inc. All other company or brand
names may be trademarks of the respective companies with
which they are associated.

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