02.12.1996|Corporate

LCI International Selected As Carrier Of Long-Distance For Bell Atlantic Nynex Mobile

February 9, 1996

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LCI International Selected As Carrier Of Long-Distance For Bell Atlantic Nynex Mobile

MCLEAN, VA -- LCI International, the nation's fastest-growing major long-distance carrier, announced that it has entered into a multi-year contract with Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile (BANM), the regional wireless carrier formed through a joint venture between Bell Atlantic Mobile and NYNEX Mobile.

The selection of LCI by BANM will allow the regional cellular carrier to offer long-distance service, on a resale basis, to a service area reaching from Maine to the Carolinas. LCI has more than 60 million circuit miles of digital fiber-optic facilities, and carried more than 4.9 billion minutes over its network in 1995. BANM currently has more than three million customers, in a service area that covers a population of 55 million people.

The Telecommunications Act of 1996 establishes a framework under which a commercial mobile radio service provider like BANM can offer long-distance service its own region and on an out-of-region basis. Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile, based in Bedminster, N.J., is the largest wireless service provider on the East Coast and the second largest provider in the United States. The company offers a full range of wireless voice, paging and data communications to its customers in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southwest regions. The company was formed in July 1995 through the combination of Bell Atlantic Mobile and NYNEX Mobile's cellular operations and has more than 5,000 employees.

LCI International, Inc. (NYSE: LCI), now the nation's sixth largest long-distance carrier, provides a full array of worldwide voice and data transmission services to businesses, residential customers and other carriers through its fiber-optic network. LCI International, Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Va., with offices in more than 40 domestic locations, including a major operations center in suburban Columbus, Ohio, two national customer service centers and a national network control center


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