WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., February 7, 2011 - AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE:ABVT), a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, today announced the appointment of Michael Tighe Vice President of Marketing. In his new position, Mr. Tighe will report to AboveNet Chief Operating Officer Rajiv Datta.
"The addition of Mike to the AboveNet management team will enable us to extend the market awareness of AboveNet's industry leading high bandwidth solutions," Datta said. "His years of experience will improve AboveNet's involvement in industry discussions on key topics including cloud computing, low-latency networks and data center connectivity."
As Vice President of AboveNet Marketing, Mr. Tighe will lead AboveNet's global marketing communications, public relations, strategic marketing, product development and training functions. He will play a key role in continuing to communicate the company's leadership in high bandwidth, low-latency connectivity solutions to AboveNet's enterprise and carrier customers.
Prior to joining AboveNet, Mr. Tighe held senior positions at Verizon and several emerging networking and data center services companies in the roles of vice president of marketing and chief operating officer. He also served as chairman of the board for the MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) from 2006-2008.
Mr. Tighe will be based in AboveNet's Mahwah, N.J. office.
About AboveNet, Inc.
AboveNet, Inc. provides high bandwidth connectivity solutions for businesses and carriers. Its private optical network delivers key network and IP services in and among top U.S. and European markets. AboveNet's network is widely used in demanding markets such as financial services, media, health care, retail and government.
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