January 9, 2006 Pittsburgh, PA and Syracuse, NY -- Telcove announced that it has invested $2 million dollars in the past year to build out its regional Syracuse and Rome/Utica, NY fiber-optic footprint, upgrading its local and intercity network to enable next-generation services such as enterprise Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP), business continuity/disaster recovery services, and 10-Gbit metropolitan Ethernet service.
According to a press release, in the central New York region, TelCove now has 33 fiber-optic loops covering 500 route mi. of embedded fiber-optic cable; this network architecture supports approximately 650 and 230 medium-to-large enterprises in Syracuse and Rome/Utica regions, respectively.
TelCove's stated focus is to provide customers "with dual-entry fiber to the building's last mile, enabling further assurance of continued network up-time." In most cases, the company says it offers a direct on-net (Type 1) connection to regional enterprises of any size.
"I'm delighted to report the initiation of a highly aggressive growth strategy in the Syracuse-Rome-Utica region for TelCove," comments Barbara Dundon, regional general manager at TelCove. "TelCove's recent network enhancements signal a renewed commitment to the area, and reflect a significant uptick in local demand for next-generation services delivered over our fiber-based infrastructure."