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Broadband Pioneer Makes Tracks With EMC As Core Info Infrastructure

HOPKINTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 11, 2000--EMC Corporation, the world's leading provider of enterprise storage systems, software, and services, today announced that North American DataCom, Inc. (OTC BB:NADA - news and - news), a developer of broadband and fiber optic networks, has selected EMC Enterprise Storage systems and software as the nucleus of a leading-edge information infrastructure. The EMC E-Infostructure will serve as the foundation for North American DataCom's high-speed and scalable data storage, Internet access, and telecommunications network services.

``Our investment in a new EMC infrastructure is central to our transformation from an Internet access provider to a broad-based supplier of cutting-edge telecommunications and computing services,'' said Robert Roy Crawford, President of North American DataCom. ``As the critical underpinning of our new infrastructure, EMC's advanced storage and software enable us to rapidly scale-up and adapt our business to address new markets and customers with instant and reliable information access.''

To bring high-speed network bandwidth to its customers, North American DataCom is laying fiber optic cable along thousands of miles of railroad tracks in the U.S.

``We're doing for the information revolution what railroads did for the industrial revolution,'' commented Crawford. ``But, instead of moving tons per mile, we're moving terabytes per second. We are marrying our pioneering technology in broadband networks with EMC's Enterprise Storage to provide our customers with exceptionally well-protected and high-speed access to their mission-critical information.''

North American DataCom will offer its customers remotely mirrored data storage services using EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF) software. Said Crawford, ``EMC's SRDF software and Symmetrix storage provide our customers with a cost-efficient way to remotely mirror their mission-critical data resources. With EMC, our customers gain access to the world's most sophisticated data protection technology and avoid the expense and associated headaches of operating their own backup or disaster recovery facilities.''

Based in Iuka, Mississippi, North American DataCom will use other EMC software to derive significantly more value from its infrastructure. Said Ted Roberts, North American DataCom's Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, ``EMC ControlCenter's centralized management capability will automatically identify problems and ensure uninterrupted availability of our customer services. And EMC PowerPath software will allow us to take information availability one step further through automatic load balancing, which will insulate our customers from peak demand periods or any other unexpected bottlenecks.''

Michael Ruffolo, EMC's Executive Vice President, Global Sales, Service and Marketing, said, ``Rapid, efficient, and secure information access is the cornerstone of success for today's wired enterprises. North American DataCom's decision to center its business infrastructure around EMC assures that it will be able to fully seize the opportunities presented by the fast-moving and burgeoning broadband market.''

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC - news) is the world leader in information storage systems, software, networks and services, providing the information infrastructure for a connected world. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at

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Dave Farmer, 508-435-1000 (Ext. 77206)

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