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Press Release -- March 8th, 2016
Source: DQE Communications, EdgeConnex
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EDGECONNEX® AND DQE COMMUNICATIONS PARTNER TO BRING FASTER, MORE RESILIENT CONNECTIVITY AND INTERNET ACCESS TO PITTSBURGH

Pittsburgh Edge Data Center® Tenants Benefit from Enhanced Connectivity and Access to Ethernet, Wavelength Dark Fiber and Internet Services

EdgeConneXHerndon, VA – March 8, 2016EdgeConneX®, specializing in global data center solutions at the edge of the network, today announces a new partnership with the Pittsburgh region’s leading provider of data networking services for business, DQE Communications, to bring faster, more resilient Internet and connectivity to area enterprises. DQE Communications is the first fiber provider within EdgeConneX’s newly launched Pittsburgh Edge Data Center® (EDC), located at 282 Corliss Street. The partnership provides EdgeConneX customers with access to DQE’s Metro Ethernet, Wavelength, Dark Fiber andInternet services.

“At DQE, we are firmly committed to eliminating Internet congestion and enhancing connectivity forDQE logoPittsburgh-area enterprises, including content and healthcare providers, as well as financial firms,” explains Jim Morozzi, president and CEO, DQE Communications. “Building directly into the Pittsburgh Edge Data Center allows us to offer businesses faster, more reliable connections into the facility, as well as access to high-bandwidth Internet, Ethernet and Wavelength services needed for day-to-day business.”

DQE Communications’ private, secure and customizable Dark Fiber network enables the efficient transmission of critical data, video and telephony traffic between enterprise facilities, and provides cost-effective transport to the Internet. The company also offers fast, safe, reliable and secure Ethernet services ranging in speed from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps over its redundant, business-class fiber optic network. Their three tiers of Internet access offer organizations the flexibility to customize a solution targeted to their business needs. All services are provisioned over an all fiber network that is owned and operated by DQE and backed by carrier-class Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

“With a dedication to the vitality of the Pittsburgh region as well as the ability to offer safe, secure, business-class connectivity solutions and superior Internet services, DQE Communications was an obvious partner for our Pittsburgh Edge Data Center,” states Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer, EdgeConneX. “Connecting the EDC with DQE’s fiber network brings us one step closer to alleviating Internet congestion and enabling faster content delivery to end-users throughout the greater Pittsburgh area.”

To enable the Internet of Everywhere, EdgeConneX specializes in the deployment of purpose-built, state-of-the-art hosting solutions at the edge of the network, enabling the fastest physical delivery of content to end-users. To date, EdgeConneX has built 23 unique data centers across the United States to support the growing demand for bandwidth-intensive content and cloud applications.

For more information about EdgeConneX and its leading Edge of network infrastructure solutions for expanding and improving access to wireless and data communications, visit edgeconnex.com or email info@edgeconnex.com.

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About EdgeConneX®
EdgeConneX® is a global data center provider specializing in infrastructure solutions at the edge of the network. They provide space, power and connectivity for content, network, cloud, colocation, CDNs and service providers, as well as wireless carriers, telecommunications companies, and commercial property owners. EdgeConneX has created a new Edge for traditional networks, offering superior performance and economics. Their purpose-built Meet You Points® optimize delivery of data at network-critical locations closest to the end-user. For more information, please visit the EdgeConneX Internet of Everywhere at edgeconnex.com.

About DQE Communications
Headquartered in Pittsburgh’s SouthSide Works development, DQE Communications is one of the leading providers of high-speed, fiber-optic data networking for businesses, governmental agencies and carriers throughout the southwestern Pennsylvania region. The company’s network of fiber-optic cables spans thousands of miles throughout Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Blair, Butler, Greene, Indiana, Mercer, Washington and Westmoreland counties. Already in over 1100+ commercial buildings in the region, DQE Communications is continually working to expand its network. Through Metro Ethernet, wavelength, Internet, dark fiber, and colocation services, DQE Communications offers their business customers secure, reliable and flexible network solutions. An unregulated subsidiary of Duquesne Light Holdings, DQE Communications was established in 1997. For more information, visitwww.DQECOM.com or call 1-866-GO-FIBER.

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Lisa Williams for DQE Communications
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