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UniDial Communications Selects NorthPoint as Its Premier DSL Provider Offering High-Quality Broadband Media Solutions.

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UniDial Communications announced today it has reached an agreement with NorthPoint Communications NorthPoint Communications (Former NASDAQ: NPNT) was a CLEC (Competitive Local Exchange Carrier), focused on data transmission rather than voice. Its business plan involved leasing copper telephone lines from local phone companies, then selling them at wholesale prices to  (NASDAQ NASDAQ
 in full National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations

U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on
: NPNT NPNT No Picture No Talk
NPNT No Picture, No Truth
) to deliver digital subscriber line See DSL.

(communications, protocol) Digital Subscriber Line - (DSL, or Digital Subscriber Loop, xDSL - see below) A family of digital telecommunications protocols designed to allow high speed data communication over the existing copper telephone lines between end-users and
 in full Digital Subscriber Line

Broadband digital communications connection that operates over standard copper telephone wires. It requires a DSL modem, which splits transmissions into two frequency bands: the lower frequencies for voice (ordinary
) broadband services to business customers throughout the United States.

UniDial is a national telecommunications company offering integrated communications solutions for small-to-medium sized businesses and is in the process of deploying its own nationwide "next generation" data network. NorthPoint, a leading competitive local exchange carrier, employs DSL-based broadband technology to bring affordable, high-speed Internet access to homes and businesses nationwide. The advantages of DSL broadband technology in business environments include enhanced performance for video conferencing, interactive distance learning, Web hosting and multimedia applications.

"We are pleased to be teaming with NorthPoint Communications," said Sherman Henderson III, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of UniDial Communications. "This agreement helps UniDial expand its current Internet service portfolio by providing our customers with higher bandwidth at affordable prices while improving their overall utilization of enhanced broadband applications."

UniDial currently offers xios Internet connectivity and data services including ATM, Frame Relay, Private Line and other value-added services. This agreement with NorthPoint furthers UniDial's Internet/Data product line and supports the company's aggressive moves to bring fully integrated communications solutions to customer business applications.

About UniDial

UniDial is a national telecommunications company offering integrated communications solutions for small-to-medium sized businesses and is in the process of deploying its own nationwide "next generation" facilities-based data network starting in early 2000. Products and services range from Data, including ATM, Frame Relay, Internet and Private Line as well as Local and Long Distance service. Founded in 1993, UniDial is a privately held company privately held company

A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly.
 headquartered in Louisville, KY. For more information about UniDial, please visit its web site at
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Date:Dec 29, 1999
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