AT&T Acquires Assets of NorthPoint Communications

March 26, 2001

NEW YORK – AT&T today confirmed it has signed an agreement to acquire  substantially all of the assets of NorthPoint Communications.  The United States Bankruptcy Court today approved the agreement valued at approximately $135 million.


The acquisition includes all of NorthPoints co-locations nationwide, certain network equipment, systems and support software and related assets, including two leased buildings in Emeryville, Calif.


We are delighted to be acquiring NorthPoint’s DSL assets, said Robert M. Aquilina, co-president of AT&T Consumer.  They will help us in our efforts to move aggressively to bring the full benefits of DSL to consumers and businesses.  These benefits include high-speed Internet access, local and long distance calling, and exciting broadband services, including virtual private networks, among other possibilities, in the future.


The transaction closing is subject to regulatory approval and other conditions and is anticipated to be completed within 60 days.


Lehman Brothers acted as AT&Ts financial adviser in this transaction.


AT&T ( is among the worlds premier voice, video and data communications companies. With 2000 revenues of more than $65 billion and 160,000 employees, AT&T provides services to customers worldwide. 


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For more information, reporters may contact:

June Rochford – AT&T

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Mark Siegel – AT&T

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