Con Edison Communications expands broadband connectivity business

Feb. 7, 2001
To accommodate the expansion of its newly franchised broadband connectivity business, Con Edison Communications, Inc. (CEC) has leased 15,000 square feet of office space in Long Island City, Queens. The new location will house a testing facility for evaluation and set up of connections and equipment prior to customer installation.

To accommodate the expansion of its newly franchised broadband connectivity business, Con Edison Communications, Inc. (CEC) has leased 15,000 square feet of office space in Long Island City, Queens. The offices are located at 29-76 Northern Blvd., adjacent to Queens Plaza. The new location will house a testing facility for evaluation and set up of connections and equipment prior to customer installation. The offices will also be staffed with engineering and operations specialists.

CEC, a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED), is installing a carrier-grade fiber-optic network throughout the five boroughs of New York City and Westchester that will connect telecommunications and Internet service carriers to more than 1,000 buildings. CEC plans to install 112,000 fiber-strand miles (460 route miles) of fiber-optic cable by 2005 to accommodate the demand for fiber-optic cable in the Northeast Corridor.

Since receiving its franchise license last October, CEC has been installing its fiber-optic network, beginning in Westchester and downtown Manhattan. Its existing hub at 111 Eighth Avenue serves as the site from which customers can easily connect with other network providers. Additional hubs are planned for lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.

About Con Edison Communications, Inc.:

Con Edison Communications, Inc. (CEC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. CEC, a carrier's carrier, offers value-added products and services designed to enhance the performance of its customers' networks. CEC provides managed data transport services, leased capacity services, and plans to offer in-building optical distribution to multiple classes of customers including long-distance carriers, competitive local exchange carriers and Internet, cable, wireless and video companies. For more information, visit www.electricfiber.com.