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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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