NYNEX Reaches Agreement with RCN Telecom Services To Interconnect Telephone Networks in New England

February 4, 1997

Contact: NYNEX - Boston, John Johnson, (617) 743-3677

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NYNEX Reaches Agreement with RCN Telecom Services To Interconnect Telephone Networks in New England

BOSTON (Feb. 4, 1997) -- NYNEX announced today that

it has signed new interconnection agreements in Maine, New

Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont with RCN Telecom

Services, a subsidiary of C-TEC Corporation.

The agreements are designed to help meet the

requirements for NYNEX's entry into long-distance.

The new agreement expands on similar arrangements

NYNEX reached with RCN for New York in September and

Massachusetts in October to connect the companies'


"This brings us much closer to realizing the

opportunities envisioned by the Telecommunications Act,

including the development of a robust wholesale market for

communications services throughout New England," said Jack

Goldberg, NYNEX Vice President - Wholesale Markets. "The

agreements further demonstrate that when someone is ready to

be a new local telephone company they can get what they need

from NYNEX.

Unlike others, whose interests also lie in protecting

their current markets from NYNEX competition, RCN is fully

committed to bring competition to this market."

NYNEX has been engaged in negotiations with more than

40 telecommunications carriers in order to complete

interconnection agreements designed to open local telephone

markets to competition.

Opening those markets is one of the requirements for

NYNEX's entry into long-distance in the Northeast.

NYNEX has signed 19 comprehensive interconnection /

resale agreements with competitors in its home territory to


NYNEX is a global communications and media

corporation that provides a full range of services in the

northeastern United States and high-growth markets around

the world, including the United Kingdom, Thailand,

Gibraltar, Greece, Indonesia, the Philippines, Poland,

Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The corporation is a leader

in telecommunications, wireless communications, directory

publishing and video entertainment and information services.

NYNEX is also managing sponsor of FLAG -- Fiberoptic Link

Around the Globe -- the world's longest undersea fiber optic

communications cable.

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