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New Edge Networks Furthers DSL Expansion

Digital subscriber line wholesaler New Edge Networks Tuesday extended its high-speed footprint to 105 locations in nine states.

After launching its initial DSL services in Vancouver, Washington last December New Edge Networks revved up its deployment schedule to offer broadband connectivity in 75 towns and cities located throughout California, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Dan Moffat, New Edge Networks president, chief executive officer and co-founder, said the firm went from one, to 105 operating locations in less that five months.

"Arguably, our time to market is one of the fastest and most aggressive among the new wave of data competitive local exchange carriers spawned following the landmark Telecommunications Act of 1996," Moffet said.

In addition to the 105 operational locations, New Edge Networks has installed DSL network equipment in more than 155 other sites for activation later this year. Work is underway in about 1,000 new locations in all 50 states. The new locations ultimately will be linked to New Edge Networks' national ATM backbone ring.

New Edge Networks was founded in June 1999 to provide wholesale DSL service nationally in small, midsize and semi-rural markets through local, regional and national Internet service providers. The company is currently certified to provide service in 42 states.