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NORTHPOINT COMMUNICATIONS TEAMS WITH LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES TO BOOST DSL, BROADBAND OFFERINGS

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B>NorthPoint Communications announces an agreement with Lucent Technologies that will enable it to quickly add capacity to its digital subscriber line (DSL) network, speed network expansion, and deliver advanced new broadband services and features to homes and businesses. NorthPoint is deploying Lucent’s PacketStar(tm) Access Concentrator PSAX 1250 in its national DSL backbone, a network that currently spans nearly 2,000 cities and towns across 33 major United States markets. “Through this agreement with Lucent, NorthPoint ensures its ability to quickly build network capacity and to deliver the feature-rich set of services our customers are seeking,” says Bao Le, vice president of operations and engineering for NorthPoint. Under the agreement, Lucent will also provide NorthPoint with data networking services, including installation and maintenance of the equipment, through its NetCare(r) services group.

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