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New Edge Networks Sets DSL Expansion

Wholesale Digital Subscriber Line provider New Edge Networks Inc. Thursday received the regulatory approvals to deploy high-speed services in New Jersey, North Dakota and Tennessee.

By completing its competitive local exchange carrier certification in the three states, New Edge Networks is authorized to provide DSL services in new locations.

New Edge Networks plans to offer its DSL service through local, regional and national Internet service providers. The company plans to provide-high speed access to the Internet and data networks in all 50 states by early next year.

Brian McDonald, New Edge Networks vice president of marketing, said the wholesale DSL provider believes in taking its high-speed services to places other companies don't serve.

"By introducing DSL services smaller towns, New Edge Networks, with our ISPs and other communication services partners, is helping close the digital divide separating those who have access to this technology from those who do not."

While awaiting state approvals, New Edge Networks negotiated interconnection agreements with the incumbent telephone companies and filed for collocation space in more than 1,000 central offices.

Based in Vancouver, Washington, New Edge Networks currently provides service in more than 50 locations in Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Minnesota.