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  • From: "Michelle Pollak" <>
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  • Subject: I2-NEWS: Global Crossing Joins Internet2 as Corporate Partner
  • Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 09:34:37 -0500
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  • Organization: Internet2

Partnership with universities enables exploration of tomorrow’s Internet

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 17, 2004 – Internet2(R) today announced that
Global Crossing has joined Internet2 as a corporate partner. Global
Crossing will work with other members of the university-led networking
research and development consortium to develop and deploy advanced network
applications and technologies.

“We are extremely pleased that Global Crossing has joined the Internet2
community. Global Crossing’s support with regard to advanced networking has
strengthened the international research and education community,” said
Douglas Van Houweling, president and CEO of Internet2. “We highly value
their contributions to advanced networking and welcome their continued
support, which will deepen the understanding of how new network applications
can be used effectively to support collaboration with the global research
and education community.”

This new relationship builds on Global Crossing’s success in the research
and education space providing networks for major universities and
institutions around the globe -- including Internet2 members such as Florida
International University (FIU), the Americas Path project (AMPATH) and DANTE
(Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe), the organization
responsible for managing the world’s largest research and educational
network, GÉANT.

“Global Crossing’s IP-based network now reaches more than 500 major cities
around the world, serving tens of thousands of customers, including more
than 40 percent of the Fortune 500,” said Anthony Christie, Global
Crossing’s chief marketing officer. “As a member of Internet2, we’re in an
even better position to offer our state-of-the-art network and IP voice,
data and video services for Internet experimentation and development among
the circles of higher education.”

As an Internet2 corporate partner, Global Crossing can leverage its
extensive experience delivering unique optical and IP solutions to the
research and education community by closely working with more than 70 member
companies. Global Crossing has been a key provider in serving the research
and education networks segment. Since March 2000, it has provided services
to the AMPATH network project led by FIU, both already connected to
Internet2. Through this project, Global Crossing helped FIU connect
academic and research institutions on two continents and expand the flow of
information in Latin America.

In July 2002, Global Crossing signed an agreement with SURFnet to connect
the European radio telescope institute, JIVE, with ASTRON, the Netherlands’s
foundation for research astronomy. In February 2003, Global Crossing
announced that it had been chosen to provide a new 2.5 Gbps wavelength
between Dublin and Frankfurt for DANTE, the organization responsible for
managing the world’s largest research and educational network, GÉANT. GÉANT
is comprised of more than 3,000 universities, research and educational
institutions in 32 countries and also interconnects with Internet2.

Led by more than 200 U.S. universities, working with industry and
government, Internet2 is developing and deploying advanced network
applications and technologies for research and higher education,
accelerating the creation of tomorrow’s Internet. Internet2 recreates the
partnerships among academia, industry, and government that helped foster
today’s Internet in its infancy. For more information about Internet2,

Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC) provides telecommunications solutions over
the world’s first integrated global IP-based network. Its core network
connects more than 200 cities and 27 countries worldwide, and delivers
services to more than 500 major cities, 50 countries and 5 continents around
the globe. The company’s global sales and support model matches the network
footprint and, like the network, delivers a consistent customer experience

Global Crossing IP services are global in scale, linking the world’s
enterprises, governments and carriers with customers, employees and partners
worldwide in a secure environment that is ideally suited for IP-based
business applications, allowing e-commerce to thrive. The company offers a
full range of managed data and voice products including Global Crossing IP
VPN Service, Global Crossing Managed Services and Global Crossing VoIP
services, to more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as 700
carriers, mobile operators and ISPs.

Please visit for more information about Global

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Statements made in this press release that state Global Crossing's
intentions, beliefs, expectations, or predictions for the future are
forward-looking statements. These statements contain words such as
“anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,”
“will,” or similar expressions. Such statements are subject to known and
unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual
results to differ materially from those contemplated by the statements,
including risks referenced from time to time in the Company's filings with
the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Press Contacts
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Mish Desmidt
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Analysts/Investors Contact
Mitch Burd
+ 1 800-836-0342

Michelle Pollak
+ 1 202-331-5345

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