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AboveNet Announces Joseph P. Ciavarella As New CFO

November 3, 2008

NEW YORK, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AboveNet, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: ABVT), a leading provider of fiber optic connectivity solutions, has announced that Joseph P. Ciavarella was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on October 27, 2008, a position he had filled on an interim basis since March 2008. During his interim tenure he quickly became a key member of the executive team, providing the experienced and informed contributions AboveNet needed to help further its financial goals.

Mr. Ciavarella served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Langer, Inc., a NASDAQ company, from February 2004 to November 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Ciavarella spent almost 20 years in the financial services industry as a Corporate Vice President and divisional Chief Financial Officer at both Integrated Resources, Inc. and PaineWebber, Inc. and Senior Vice President of Finance at Aviation Capital Group, a subsidiary of Pacific Life Insurance Company. He began his career at Touche, Ross & Company (now Deloitte & Touche LLP) in 1976. He is a graduate of Hofstra University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Bill LaPerch, President and CEO of AboveNet said, “I am very happy to announce that Joe Ciavarella has accepted our offer to become AboveNet’s CFO. This offer reflects the hard work and effort he has put into our company to date. Joe is not only a skilled accountant but also possesses a good business sense that will help us navigate the choppy waters of today’s economy. In his time with us Joe has proven that he can be both a valuable contributor and a great team player.”

About AboveNet, Inc.

AboveNet provides fiber optic connectivity solutions for business and carriers. Its private optical network delivers key network and IP services in and among 14 top U.S. metro markets and London, UK. Its network is widely used in demanding markets such as financial services, media, health care, retail and government.

AboveNet, Inc.

CONTACT: MaryBeth Nance, Exec Dir Business Development & Marketing forAboveNet, Inc., +1-571-262-2865, mnance@above.net

Web Site: htpp://www.above.net




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