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AboveNet Communications  (Stock symbol: ABVT ) Acquired by Metromedia Fiber (1999 $ 1,500,000,000)

360 Hamilton Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
Website Company Summary Management Team

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Jeffrey Brodsky (NTL Europe CEO) Michael J Embler (Franklin Mutual Funds VP) Richard Postma (US Signal Company CEO) Richard Shorten (Silvermine Capital Resources Managing Director) Stuart Subonick (Metromedia Executive VP) Stuart Subotnick (AboveNet Communications Director)
Former outside board: Robert Burgelman (Stanford Executive Program);  James C Sha (Netscape Communications Sr. VP);  Tom Shao (Technology Associates);  Kimball Small (property developer);  Fred Vierra (Telecom International)

Business description: AboveNet, Inc. provides fiber connectivity solutions for businesses and carriers. Its private optical network delivers key network and IP services in and between 14 top U.S. metro markets and London. AboveNet's network is widely used in demanding markets such as financial services, media, health care, retail and government.
Customers include: GeoCitiesHotmailNational Semiconductor

Rounds: 1
Capital raised: 14.1M
Ownership: Acquired by Metromedia Fiber (1999 $ 1,500,000,000)
Stock Symbol: ABVT
Corporate investors: D-Link Corp;  Tech Gains

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Record updated: Feb 2007
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 1996
Headcount: 26-50 as of Jun 2004
Rounds: 1
Capital Raised: 14.1M
Ownership: Acquired by Metromedia Fiber (1999 $ 1,500,000,000)
Stock Symbol: ABVT