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XO Communications Launches Wholesale Local Voice Services.

RESTON, Va. -- XO Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: XOCM.OB):

- Allows Telecommunications Companies to Enter Local Markets with Voice and Integrated Services for Businesses

- Provides Alternative for Carriers Relying on UNE-P to Offer Local Voice and Data Services

XO Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: XOCM.OB), the nation's largest facilities-based provider of national local telecommunications services focused exclusively on businesses, today announced the launch of XO Wholesale Local Voice Services that enable telecommunications companies and other service providers to offer local voice and integrated services to businesses in 36 markets across the United States. Through the recent acquisition of Allegiance Telecom, XO has significantly expanded its network presence in local markets across the U.S. and can now offer additional facilities-based services like Wholesale Local Voice Services to other carriers looking to provide voice and integrated services locally.

XO Wholesale Local Voice Services allow telecommunications companies to leverage XO's extensive local network facilities across the U.S. to quickly and more cost-effectively enter new local markets and offer businesses local voice and integrated data and voice services. In addition, for carriers that rely on unbundled network element platform (UNE-P) to deliver services locally, the new XO services can provide an alternative to UNE-P by giving carriers a means to continue to provide local voice and integrated services to business customers.

"Given the pending regulatory changes in local telephone competition, this service presents many carriers with an avenue to continue to serve business customers with local voice and data services," said Ernie Ortega, president of Carrier Sales at XO Communications. "With our extensive local network facilities across the country, XO is uniquely positioned to be the local access provider for carriers looking to continue to offer local voice and data services or enter new local markets with less financial risk than building their own networks."

The new services consist of the following packages:

- Wholesale Integrated Access - provides voice and data over a single T-1 to carriers' end users needing at least 6 analog or digital voice lines and 512K of data speed.

- Wholesale PRI - provides full PRI configurations to carriers' end users

- Wholesale Digital PBX - provides a full T-1 of digital trunks to carriers' end users

XO Wholesale Local Voice Services are available in 36 markets across the country, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, St. Louis, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC. Each integrated Internet and voice service package is also available with dozens of features including call forwarding, three-way calling, caller ID, directory assistance and enhanced mailbox options.

About XO Communications

XO Communications is a leading provider of national and local telecommunications services to businesses, large enterprises and telecommunications companies. XO offers a complete portfolio of services, including local and long distance voice, dedicated Internet access, private networking, data transport, and Web hosting services as well as bundled voice and Internet solutions. XO provides these services over an advanced, national facilities-based IP network and serves more than 70 metropolitan markets across the United States. For more information, visit www.xo.com.

The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). These statements include those describing XO's expected future business and network operations and results of operations, XO's ability to achieve projected synergies and revenue from the acquisition of Allegiance's assets in a timely manner or at all, XO's ability to increase sales, and XO's ability to continue to implement effective cost containment measures. Management cautions the reader that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to risks and uncertainties and actual results may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors. These factors include, but are not limited to, those risks and uncertainties described from time to time in the reports filed by XO Communications, Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003 and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.
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