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New Edge Networks Extends DSL Access

Digital subscriber line wholesaler New Edge Networks Inc. Wednesday received competitive local exchange carrier certification in Louisiana and North Carolina.

The addition of CLEC status in the two states allows New Edge Networks to commence offering DSL services and also extends its high-speed footprint into a total of 44 states.

The company offers DSL services in nine states and plans to offer high-speed access to the Internet and corporate data networks in all 50 states by early next year.

Susan McAdams, New Edge Networks external affairs vice president, said that the company is continuing to focus on expanding its broadband services to independent Internet service providers in historically under-served markets.

"New Edge Networks is extending the broadband services revolution into America's smaller cities and communities," McAdams said. "We're pleased that 44 state regulatory commissions have authorized us to provide local services and look forward to rapid action in the remaining states."

Founded in June 1999, New Edge Networks continued to aggressively negotiate interconnection agreements with major incumbent carriers. It has filed for collocation space in more than 1,200 central office locations nationwide. The company recently signed interim line-sharing agreements with USWEST (USW) and BellSouth (BLS).

A wholesale DSL service provider, New Edge Networks offers its broadband access to local, regional and national ISPs.