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Chapel Expands National Service Area to Include Entire U.S. 

Richmond KY- (April 2, 2000)  Chapel Services Inc., today announced that it has completed negotiations to lease access rights to all of UUNet's 2000+ U.S. POPS or Points of Presence.  UUNet is a division of MCI / Worldcom.  

"With this agreement Chapel Services now has a local presence in over 2000 cities throughout the U.S.  What this means is that 96% of the American citizens can now access Chapel's network with a local phone call. " Said Kevin Boneta VP of Chapel Services. 

"Chapel has maintained a long relationship with UUNet.  Our data backbone has been built using the nations #1 rated services of UUNet for over two years now and we are extremely pleased to be able to extend this to our dial-access clients. " Stated Boneta. 

"Chapel will continue to pursue strategic alliances to extend our offering and reach.  We have been aggressively expanding our customer base through acquisitions and new marketing campaigns,  we owe a great deal of our growth and success to alliances we have made with companies such as UUNet. I can't tell you how happy we are to be able to make this new expansion." Said Lee Murphy, Chapel's Chairman and CEO 

Chapel Services Inc., a 5-year-old privately held Kentucky company, specializing in E-Commerce and web hosting as well as all aspects of Internet connection and communications.

UUNet is a wholly owned subsidiary of MCI/ WorldCom.  MCI WorldCom (Nasdaq: WCOM ) is a global leader in "all-distance" communications services with operations in more than 65 countries. Revenues in 1999 were US$37 billion, with more than US$15 billion from high-growth data, Internet and international services. 

For more information on Chapel, visit the new offices, located at 527-B Leighway Drive, Richmond, KY 40475, 606 623-1500, or visit the web site at

For more information, contact Chapel Services at +1 (859) 623-1500, or visit