Con Edison Communications reports strong first half of 2003

8 August 2003 New York Lightwave -- Con Edison Communications (CEC), a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison Inc., today released statistics that show the company is experiencing increased momentum in the New York City business market. Its customer base has grown more than 125% during the first half of 2003.

Aug 8th, 2003

8 August 2003 New York Lightwave -- Con Edison Communications (CEC), a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison Inc., today released statistics that show the company is experiencing increased momentum in the New York City business market.

Based upon the size of its customer base, the number of networked buildings, and installed circuits at the beginning of the year, CEC has seen significant gains, say company representatives. CEC's customer base has grown more than 125% during the first half of 2003. These new customers have stimulated the expansion of CEC's buildings served by 20% during the same period. CEC has also installed more circuits in the first half of this year than all of last year. The company said that it now has more than 380 route-miles of fiber-optic cable laid in Manhattan.

"With our expanded reach, we now have fiber-optic cable within two blocks of 80% of commercial buildings in Manhattan," reports Peter Rust, president and chief executive officer of CEC. "We're proud of the gains we've made. Customers tell us they like doing business with CEC because of our stability, industry experience, use of advanced technology, ability to offer network diversity and superior customer service."

Among its initiatives during the first half of this year, CEC entered the underserved small and medium business markets with its PowerNet Internet and PowerCall Voice Services and, most recently, introduced PowerCall Plus integrated voice/Internet services.

In addition to those services, CEC offers larger businesses PowerOptic SONET Service, PowerWave Wavelength Service, PowerLan Ethernet Service and PowerConnect Co-location Service. Additional detailed information on all of CEC's offerings is available at www.electricfiber.com.

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