Broadwing Hires 25-Year Industry Veteran to Launch and Lead Government Services Initiative

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January 21 2004

Broadwing Hires 25-Year Industry Veteran to Launch and Lead Government Services Initiative

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Diana Gowen Named Vice President of Government Solutions

AUSTIN, Texas, January 21 /PR Newswire/ - Broadwing Communications, a fully consolidated subsidiary of Corvis Corporation (Nasdaq: CORV), today announced that Diana Gowen has joined Broadwing as vice president of Government Solutions. In her new role, Ms. Gowen will expand the company’s portfolio of telecommunications services for federal, state and local governments.

Ms. Gowen, who began her career working for U.S. government civilian and military agencies in the United States and internationally, also brings with her 25 years experience in the communications industry as a senior executive for MCI and AT&T. Most recently, she served as vice president of MCI Government Markets, where she led the FTS 2001 program and other major programs supporting the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the Social Security Administration, the Department of Homeland Security and many of the other civilian agencies. Ms. Gowen also helped launch MCI in Internet and other advanced data networking services through her work in support of the National Science Foundation and other customers. At AT&T, Ms. Gowen focused marketing and sales efforts in various organizations including Bell Labs’ Venture Technology organization.

"I welcome the opportunity to join an emerging network leader like Broadwing. The unique capabilities of Broadwing’s one-of-a-kind, all-optical network will allow us to build a strategic organization that offers government-specific voice, data and video solutions with unparalled focus and agility," said Gowen.

"We are very pleased that Diana has joined the Broadwing team. With her broad experience and vast knowledge of the communications services and government industry, we believe Diana will be instrumental in helping Broadwing roll out a new class of government-specific solutions to address this significant market opportunity," said Mark F. Spagnolo, chief executive officer of Broadwing.

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About Broadwing

Broadwing Communications is an innovative provider of data, voice, and video solutions to carriers and large enterprises. Enabled by its one-of-a-kind, all-optical network and award-winning IP backbone, Broadwing offers a full suite of the highest quality communications products and services, with unparalleled customer focus and speed. Broadwing is a fully consolidated subsidiary of Corvis Corporation, a leading supplier of optical networking solutions to service providers and government agencies worldwide. For more information, visit

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