Columbia Transmission Communications (CTC), a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Columbia Energy Group, unveiled plans to begin
building the initial leg of its telecommunications network Monday.
The initial leg of the overall route will extend 260 miles from New
York City to Washington D.C. using Columbia Gas Transmission's
right-of-way. It will be capable of providing voice, data and video
signal access to 16 million people. The company is developing plans
to extend this network to 2,500 route miles with direct access to
35 million people throughout the eastern United States, including
lines to Cleveland, Cincinnati and New Orleans. CTC said using
Columbia's right-of-way will allow for a competitive, low-cost
fiber network. Columbia still needs to get landowner approval for
the lines, a company spokesman said, because the right-of-way was
approved for pipeline use, not telecommunication wire.
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