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ACC SIGNS LONG-DISTANCE CONTRACTS WITH FOUR MORE COLLEGES

 ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- ACC Corp. (NASDAQ-NMS: ACCC) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, ACC Long Distance Corp. ("ACC"), has signed multi-year agreements to provide long-distance telephone service to students, faculty, and in some cases administration at four colleges located in New York and Massachusetts. Taken together, these contracts should provide ACC with total revenues of approximately $8 million over their combined contract periods. This announcement was made today by Arunas A. Chesonis, president of ACC Long Distance Corp.
 Contracts have been signed with the following colleges and universities: Paul Smith's College, Paul Smiths, N.Y.; Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, N.Y.; Daemen College, Amherst, N.Y., and Becker College, Worcester, Mass. Contract terms begin with the 1993/1994 school year and run between five and 10 years, depending on the institution. ACC will provide a variety of services to students and in some cases administration, including outbound long-distance, operator- assisted services, and voice mail services.
 In commenting on the contracts, Chesonis stated, "This brings the number of new schools signed to use ACC services beginning this fall to eight, and anticipated new revenue totaling approximately $31 million over the term of the contracts. Again, ACC's custom-tailored approach to student resale and administrative programs helps fuel the strong success we've experienced in signing long-term agreements with colleges and universities. We welcome these schools to our growing list of approximately 60 academic institutions worldwide using ACC services."
 ACC Long Distance Corp. is a subsidiary of ACC Corp., a diversified telecommunications company. Through its subsidiaries, ACC Corp. provides long-distance telephone service in the northeastern United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, and cellular services in Kentucky. The company's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol "ACCC."
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 /CONTACT: Arunas A. Chesonis of ACC Corp., 716-987-3240/
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