About Us

A partner for your business, offering network solutions and support that’s unequaled by any other provider.

It All Started with “Pittsburgh at the Speed of Light

DQE Communications, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a fiber-optic Internet and data network access provider for businesses and carriers in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. A subsidiary of Duquesne Light Holdings, DQE was established in 1997 as a dark fiber infrastructure company in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. Over the years, DQE has grown in both our fiber footprint as well as our product offerings to become one of the leading regional providers of secure, reliable, data network services. With an ongoing commitment to structured, well-planned growth, DQE is continuously expanding the fiber optic network to serve even more customers.

When working with DQE, you get a partner who is dedicated to understanding your needs and committed to delivering a solution that is right for your business. DQE is your partner, your solution.

Discover the DQE difference

Advanced Adaptability

DQE understands one size doesn’t fit all, that’s why we will work with you to provide a customized solution that will fit your company’s particular needs.

Robust Framework

The key to a great network is the underlying network infrastructure. DQE is 100% fiber optic based, which means it can support unprecedented amounts of data. Our MPLS network’s dual-core, ring architecture offers superior redundancy, and in the event of a fiber cut, the network automatically detects and redirects to maintain continuous service.

Ultra-Fast Connectivity

Transmit extraordinary amounts of mission-critical information in just seconds utilizing the highest committed bandwidth speeds. Our dark fiber service offers your business unrestricted bandwidth opportunity, while our Ethernet and Internet services provide symmetrical connectivity so uploads and downloads are identical to accommodate your business needs. DQE’s bandwidth options range from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps.

24/7/365 Network Support

DQE’s local, in-house Network Operations Center (NOC) continuously monitors our backbone network and is available to provide technical support at any time. Should an issue arise, our network is supported by local service restoration crews.

Network Highlights

  • 4235 route miles
  • 2643 on-net buildings
  • 120 business parks
  • 17 data centers
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