News Release

Dycom Industries, Inc. Appoints Tony G. Werner As Director
December 19, 2000

Dycom Industries, Inc. announced today the appointment of a new director, Tony G. Werner, President and CEO of Aurora Networks, Inc., Santa Clara, California, and former AT&T Broadband Chief Technology Officer. During Mr. Werner's tenure with AT&T Broadband (formerly Tele-Communications, Inc.), he was responsible for its network architecture and upgrade program as well as its digital cable, high-speed cable Internet and cable-telephony initiatives. Prior to joining AT&T Broadband, Mr. Werner held executive positions with Rogers Cablesystems, Ltd., Hong Kong Cable Communications, Inc. (a joint venture of US West and Wharf) and RCA Cablevision Systems. Mr. Werner was the year 2000 recipient of the NCTA Vanguard award for Science and Technology, the cable industry's highest honor in this field. Dycom's President and CEO, Steven Nielsen, stated, "Mr. Werner's keen insights into our industry and its future growth prospects will be of great value to Dycom and its shareholders."

Dycom is a leading provider of engineering, construction, and maintenance services to telecommunication providers throughout the United States. Additionally, the Company provides similar services related to the installation of integrated voice, data, and video local and wide area networks within office buildings and similar structures. Dycom also provides underground utility locating and mapping and electric utility construction services.

SOURCE: Dycom Industries, Inc.

Contact: Steven E. Nielsen, President and CEO, or Richard L. Dunn,
Senior Vice President and CFO, both of Dycom Industries, 561-627-7171