Thursday, September 22, 2005

Con Edison Expands its Fiber Network in NYC

Con Edison Communications completed a network expansion through Staten Island that enables it to offer customers services that can completely bypass Manhattan as well as provide east and west paths out of Manhattan. CEC also completed a ring in Connecticut that connects Greenwich and Stamford to CEC's network. The new ring provides customers along the route protected services back to CEC's network hub, located in Manhattan, and from there connectivity to more than 170 commercial buildings.

Con Edison reported that its first half 2005 revenues increased 19% over the same period in 2004. CEC's customer base also grew 18 percent during the first half of 2005 compared to the first half of 2004.

The CEC network now services a total of 192 buildings with more than 564 route miles of fiber-optic cable in the New York Metro area. CEC will install approximately 45 additional miles of fiber-optic cable during the remainder of 2005. The number of new SONET and Ethernet rings increased by 24% and 7% respectively over the first half of 2004. Meanwhile, the company reported it installed 1,388 circuits in the first six months, an increase of 7% over the first half of 2004.

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