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
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.