08.22.1996Corporate

NYNEX Reaches Agreement With WinStar To Interconnect NYNEX Reaches Agreement With WinStar To Interconnect

August 22, 1996

CONTACT: John Johnson of NYNEX, 617-743-3677

NYNEX Reaches Agreement With WinStar To Interconnect Telephone Networks in Massachusetts

BOSTON, Aug. 22 -- NYNEX (NYSE: NYN) announced today that
it has signed an interconnection agreement with WinStar Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: WCII) in Massachusetts designed to meet the 14-point checklist
detailed in the Telecommunications Act of 1996, one of the requirements
for NYNEX's entry into the long-distance market here.

"This agreement, like the one we signed June 27 with MFS Communications, helps bring us closer to entering the long distance market in Massachusetts," sail Bill McIntyre, NYNEX Vice President - Massachusetts.

NYNEX has been engaged in negotiations with more than a dozen
telecommunications carriers in order to complete the interconnection
agreements required to meet the 14-point checklist detailed in the
Telecommunications Act of 1996.

NYNEX reached comprehensive interconnection agreements Aug. 13 with
WinStar in New York and July 31 with Hyperion Cable in Vermont.

NYNEX announced earlier today that it has signed an interconnection
agreement with Teleport Communications Group in New York.


NYNEX is a global communications and media company 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 company is a leader in telecommunications, wireless
communications, directory publishing and video entertainment and
information services.

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