US Signal expands fiber network into Lansing, Mich.

August 10, 2004 Grand Rapids, MI-- US Signal today announced it is expanding its lit network into Lansing, MI, with the addition of a 50-route-mi SONET ring and four new central office locations with availability in first quarter of 2005.

Aug 10th, 2004

August 10, 2004 Grand Rapids, MI-- US Signal today announced it is expanding its lit network into Lansing, MI, with the addition of a 50-route-mi SONET ring and four new central office locations with availability in first quarter of 2005.

The move into Michigan's capital city came in direct response to increasing customer demand for greater capacity and connectivity in the region. The Lansing expansion features the same self-healing Cisco-powered architecture as the rest of the US Signal's Midwest network.

New Lansing central office locations include: Lansing (northwest), Lansing (south), Okemos and East Lansing. With the addition of Lansing, US Signal now has seven metro ring locations throughout Michigan and Indiana.

The US Signal network, the largest in the Midwest, is comprised of over 500 mi of fiberoptic metro rings around 14 high-growth cities. It also includes more than 60 points-of-presence on 2,500 route-mi of long-haul fiber connecting first-, second- and third-tier markets in Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois.

"Our expansion into Lansing further increases our unmatched network density within Michigan, and represents an important strategic gateway for improved connectivity across our entire network. Our customer base sent us the clear message that new capacity was needed in the Lansing area, and we've answered that call," said Barry Raterink, president of US Signal.

"We continue to see strong market demand throughout our service regions. Unlike many in our industry, US Signal has the freedom to focus on delivering exceptional value and the flexibility to move quickly in response to market needs, as we've done in Lansing."

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