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ICG Netcom Extends IP Telephony Reach

Communications firm ICG Netcom Tuesday expanded its IP telephony service available to 70 new U.S. cities, bringing the total number of metro areas served to 101.

Service was added to cities in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin. The company's strategy is to link 166 cities by year's end.

"This expansion gives our current customers a larger network calling area and opens the door for new customers to experience the benefits of IP calling for the first time," said J. Shelby Bryan, president and chief executive officer of ICG.

"ICG is in the business of delivering competitive local and long distance telephony solutions to our customers. Through services like IP telephony, we will continue to fulfill our customer's demands for enhanced telecommunications services."

Along with the expanded service, ICG is offering long distance telephony rates of 5.9 cents per minute on the company's IP network.