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.

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