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Global Crossing Completes DSL Expansion

Global Crossing Wednesday completed deployment of its Symmetrical Digital Subscriber Line services in 28 major U.S. metropolitan markets.

The company plans to expand its SDSL footprint to 14 additional U.S. cities by April, providing broadband business services to 42 markets nationwide. SDSL supports the same connection speeds downstream and up and is typically chosen by companies who need to transmit large amounts of data.

Jon Russo, Global Crossing (GBLX) vice president of data and Internet product management, said its SDSL services are designed to transport bandwidth-intensive business applications.

"SDSL high-speed connectivity allows customers to increase efficiency, improve supply chain management, build customer loyalty, and expand distribution channels while reducing network access costs," Russo said.

Global Crossing SDSL service is available in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angles, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Raleigh-Durham, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa-St. Petersburg and Washington.

Cities scheduled for service deployment this year include Austin, Buffalo, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Columbus, Green Bay, Hartford, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Orlando, Salt Lake City, San Antonio and Syracuse.

Global Crossing completed its merger with Frontier Corp. in September. The $11.2 billion deal combined the two companies into one of the first owned and operated global Internet Protocol-based fiber optic networks in the world.