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Time Warner Telecom builds on extensive fibre base
01 October 1999
Time Warner Telecom is one of the best positioned competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) in the US. Benefiting from a popular brand name and rights of way in a number of cities, it has been building extensive local networks based on SONET technology. Time Warner Telecom's president and CEO Larissa Herda talks about the company's plans.
Time Warner Telecom was spun off from Time Warner in July 1998. A
national local competitive exchange carrier, it is building dense
regional fibre-optic networks in the US, as it bids to become one
of the leading providers of telecoms services to businesses. The
operator currently offers services to 20 cities in the US. F. Drake
Johnstone, a telecoms equity analyst at Davenport, talks about the
operator's competitive advantages: "I would point out what I
consider to be unique about them: if for example you look at the
local North Carolina network, they have a very extensive local
build for their fibre networks. They just don't slap a ring in the
city. If you look at the North Carolina map, you see figure ends of
fibre in all the surrounding communities. In my view that is
positive, as it enables them to capture a high proportion of the
business market within a certain area, and not just the big
businesses that are right in...
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