Exhibit 3.1 (a)
RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
1. The name of the Corporation is AboveNet, Inc (the “ Corporation ”). The original Certificate of
Incorporation was filed on April 8, 1993 with the Delaware Secretary of State under the name of National Fiber
2. This Restated Certificate of Incorporation was duly adopted in accordance with the provisions of
Section 245 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “ GCL ”) by the board of directors of
the Corporation (the “ Board of Directors ”) without a vote of the Corporation’s stockholders (the “
3. This Restated Certificate of Incorporation restates and integrates and does not further amend the
provisions of the Corporation’s Certification of Incorporation as heretofore amended or supplemented and there
is no discrepancy between those provisions and this Restated Certificate of Incorporation.
4. The text of the Certificate of Incorporation, as amended and supplemented through the date hereof, is
hereby restated in its entirety to read as follows:
FIRST: The name of the Corporation is AboveNet, Inc.
SECOND: The address of the registered office of the Corporation in the State of Delaware is 2711
Centerville Road, Suite 400, in the City of Wilmington, County of New Castle, Delaware 19808. The
Corporation’s registered agent at such address is Corporation Service Company.
THIRD: The purpose of the Corporation is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which a
corporation may be organized under the GCL.
FOURTH: The total number of shares of all classes of stock which the Corporation shall have
authority to issue is 210,000,000, of which 10,000,000 are to be shares of preferred stock (“ Preferred Stock
”), par value $.01 per share, and 200,000,000 are to be shares of common stock (“ Common Stock ”), par
value $.01 per share.
Preferred Stock may be issued from time to time in one or more cl