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WinStar Expands Local Internet Presence.

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 21, 1999--

Taking advantage of its national local presence, WINSTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (NASDAQ: WCII) today announced it has connected its Internet network to the Seattle Internet Exchange Point (SIX). As part of its ongoing efforts to expand its Internet presence, WinStar is connecting its Tier 1 backbone to an increasing number of regional Internet exchange points, bringing a more local architecture to Internet routing. This improves WinStar's network efficiency, speed and quality of service.

"WinStar is uniquely positioned to match its Internet network to local demand for Internet service," said David Ackerman, executive vice president of WinStar Network Services. "Our widely available, end-to-end broadband network and nationally deployed central offices give us more local flexibility than any other carrier. This, in turn, gives our customers access to an extremely reliable network."

WinStar is able to route traffic into local Internet exchange points, avoiding potentially congested peering points and increasing overall quality of service on its network. In addition to the SIX, WinStar is currently connected to Mae-East, Mae-West, AADS, SprintNAP, PacBell NAP and the Tucson Internet Exchange peering points. WinStar has peering arrangements with more than 120 providers, leading to more than 400 interconnections, both public and private.

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,, a service from WinStar.

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 are service marks of WinStar Communications, Inc.
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Date:Jun 21, 1999
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