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DQE Communications Passes Major Milestone

Firm passes 3,000 route miles as it marks 20th anniversary in business

PITTSBURGH – DQE Communications, a major provider of data networking services for businesses in southwestern Pennsylvania, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a major milestone — 3,000 route miles.

DQE Communications was founded in 1997, and began selling its fiber network in 2000 with about 200 route miles. Today, the firm has 70 employees, 3,050+ route miles, and 1,500 on-net buildings, and has been frequently recognized in Pittsburgh’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies.

“It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since I started at DQE, when we had just six employees and barely 1,000 miles of fiber,” said Chris Hays, manager of project and process management at DQE. “I’m confident our company will continue to grow — because we emphasize a customer-first, customer-focused approach to our business and solutions.”

In 2017, DQE Communications will expand its network south into West Virginia, from Morgantown to Fairmont. The company also plans to develop its fiber network into five new business parks throughout western Pennsylvania.

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