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LCI INTERNATIONAL TO OFFER FRAME RELAY SERVICE

 DUBLIN, Ohio, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- LCI International, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: LCII) today announced an international frame relay service which will allow business customers to transmit data traffic faster, more efficiently and with greater flexibility. The new service -- FramePlus -- will be targeted to customers with Local Area Network-based (LAN) data applications and wide connectivity requirements.
 "The delivery of this service is the cornerstone of our recently announced Data Services Group and allows us to meet our customers' current and evolving data networking needs," said Thomas J. Wynne, LCI International president.
 LCI FramePlus will provide customers with the ability to connect LANs and distributed data applications across wide areas at speeds from 56Kbps to 1.544 Mbps. Frame relay is ideally suited for high-speed applications, such as remote database entry, document and resource sharing, real-time file transfers, updates and image transfers.
 LCI FramePlus also will support customer System Network Architecture (SNA) applications through the establishment of dedicated permanent virtual circuits dedicated specifically to SNA traffic. LCI will provide channelized local access for SNA traffic to eliminate competition for bandwidth from other LAN-based traffic.
 "The availability of FramePlus for our customers positions LCI as a major player in the data services market," said D. Scott Booth, LCI's senior manager for data services marketing. "Customers will be attracted to the simple, easy-to-understand pricing, committed information rate options and network design strategy of FramePlus -- especially when it is compared to the specifics of our competitor's frame relay offerings. Its uniqueness is its genuine simplicity."
 FramePlus can be supported using all available digital data local access services in 56/64, fractional T-1, and T-1 speeds. In addition, the FramePlus integrated access capability allows the customer to access frame relay and other LCI International services through a single T-1 access line. FramePlus is available from every city in the United States plus Tokyo and Windsor, London, Chattam and Toronto, Canada. DataFrame is scheduled to be available in Europe in the first quarter of 1994.
 "Our intent is to have FramePlus mirror our international private line service availability," explained Booth. "LCI has been very successful marketing international private line services for the past year. The delivery of FramePlus on a global basis is a natural extension to LCI's success in the international private line market."
 FramePlus frame relay service connects to routers and other frame relay-compatible equipment available to users today. Through its certification program, LCI will work with customers to ensure their equipment complies with frame relay interface standards.
 LCI International, Inc. is a publicly held, worldwide facilities- based telecommunications company that provides to its business and residential customers a full array of voice, data and video transmission services through its fiber-optic network. LCI International, Inc., with headquarters in McLean, Va., has its operational subsidiaries headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.
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 /CONTACT: Scott Booth, of Data Services Marketing, 614-798-6011; or Jim Fette, 614-798-6272, or Jodi Norton, 614-798,6369, both of Corporate Communications; all of LCI International/
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