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WinStar Awarded Services Contract by Colgate-Palmolive.

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 6, 1999--

WINSTAR COMMUNICATIONS INC. (NASDAQ: WCII) today announced it has been awarded a services contract by Colgate-Palmolive Company, one of the world's largest consumer products companies. Utilizing its state-of-the-art fixed wireless broadband network, WinStar is providing its cost-effective services to Colgate-Palmolive at its worldwide corporate headquarters in New York City. The financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

"Reliable communications services are essential to the continued growth of our worldwide business," said Mike Taussig, Colgate-Palmolive's associate director of Global Telecommunications. "The deployment of WinStar's cost-effective voice services provides us with a high-quality alternative to traditional phone companies and insures 24x7 connectivity for our corporate headquarters."

"We are pleased that Colgate-Palmolive has chosen WinStar to enhance its telecommunications capabilities," said Frank Madonna, senior vice president of WinStar Large Accounts. "This agreement is another example of how large, multinational companies such as Colgate-Palmolive benefit from WinStar's innovative broadband technology, improving customer service and gaining internal business efficiencies."

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Household Care, Fabric Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen, Softsoap, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, Suavitel and Fab, as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet pet foods.

WinStar Communications, Inc. is a pioneer in providing business customers with broadband communications services, including local and long distance phone service, as well as high-speed Internet access, data and information services. WinStar provides these Wireless FiberSM services in more than 30 U.S. markets over its own local broadband networks, using its licenses in the 28 and 38 GHz spectrum, which are connected to the company's nationwide fiber-optic network. In addition, the company offers Wireless Fiber services in two markets outside of the U.S. In the past year, WinStar has become one of the largest Internet companies in the U.S. Recently, the company announced a destination Web site for businesses, Office.comSM, a service from WinStar.

This press release (other than historical information) contains forward-looking statements. Actual events or results may differ materially from those statements. Investors should consult Colgate-Palmolive's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including the Company's Form 8-K dated November 13, 1998) for information about factors which could cause such differences. Copies of these filings may be obtained upon request from the Company's Investor Relations Department.

Except for any historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which are described in WinStar's SEC reports, including the 10-K for the period ended December 31, 1998, and the 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 1999.

WinStar is a registered trademark, and Wireless Fiber and Office.com are service marks of WinStar Communications, Inc.
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