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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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