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Intermedia Selects FastComm To Supply Private Label FRAD/Router Products.


FastComm EtherFRAD(tm) Product Integral Part of Intermedia's New "Frame1" Managed Service

FastComm Communications Corp. (NASDAQ:FSCX) announced today that Intermedia Communications, a rapidly growing provider of integrated telecommunications services and the fourth largest frame relay provider in the U.S., has selected FastComm to provide intelligent FRAD/Router products for their new "Frame1" solution, as announced at the Networld + Interop show in Las Vegas.

Intermedia's Frame 1 offering is a one-stop, 100% frame relay solution for business customers, providing coordinated installation and maintenance, wide area connectivity, and proactive monitoring and management. Use of the FastComm products enables Intermedia to offer high value connectivity solutions to current and new customers, providing both significant cost savings and higher performance.

"I'm very pleased to announce our selection by Intermedia to supply FRAD/Router products for their exciting new `Frame1' Managed Service offering," stated Peter Madsen, FastComm President. "Intermedia is a real innovator in the telecommunications market. We're thrilled to be working with them, selling to existing and new data customers!"

Intermedia Communications is one of the nation's fastest growing telecommunications companies, providing integrated telecommunications solutions to business and government customers. These solutions include voice and data, local and long distance, and advanced access services in cities throughout the eastern U.S. Intermedia's enhanced data offerings, including frame relay, ATM, and a full range of business Internet connectivity and web hosting services, offer seamless end-to-end service virtually anywhere in the world.

Intermedia is headquartered in Tampa, with sales offices in 81 cities. Intermedia can be found on the World Wide Web at

FastComm gives carriers and integrators a "best-of-breed" platform for combining legacy and LAN applications, as customers demand better solutions to the problem of integrating legacy applications into their LAN-driven intranets and extranets.

With industry-leading LAN+Legacy(tm) application support, advanced features such as automatic Frame Relay configuration and self-learning, plus MaximumPRIORITY(tm) multi-stream prioritization, FastRATE(tm) adaptive congestion and CIR control, FramePROTECT(tm) data protection for mission critical applications, and optional managed, integral T1/E1 or 56/64 Kbps DSU/CSUs, and on-board ISDN interfaces for dial-networking and dial-backup, the data, voice and video capable FastComm products are the best value available today.

For more information, or to request a data sheet of any FastComm product, phone 703/318-7750; fax to 703/787-4625; Email to; or visit FastComm on the World Wide Web at

FastComm Communications Corp. (FSCX:NASDAQ) designs, manufactures, and sells access products for public and private digital networks. Its products include Packet and Frame Relay concentrators, Voice and Data FRADs, and WEB.router(tm) Internet access routers; T1/E1 ATM network access equipment; Frame Relay line testers to speed installations; leased line and Switched 56 CSU/DSUs; SuperView(tm) data switches for managing multiple remote async devices; and a family of high speed data compressors. -0-

Forward looking statements are made in this release pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that all forward looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the timing of new announcements or introductions by the Company and its competitors, the hiring and retention of key employees, competitive pricing pressures, dependence on third party for components and products, and general economic conditions in the United States and international markets and the risk factors detailed from time to time in the Company's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

FastComm, stylized logo, WEB.router, FramePROTECT, LAN+Legacy, MaximumPRIORITY, FastRATE, MonoFRAD, EtherFRAD, RingFRAD, VoiceFRAD and SuperView are trademarks of FastComm Communications Corp. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: FastComm Intermedia

Ed Bursk, 703/318-7750 John Strickling 813/829-2864
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