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  1. DQE Communications’ Customer Appreciation Golf Outing was Tee-rific!

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    Over one hundred customers attended the 5th Annual DQE Customer Appreciation Golf Outing at Sewickley Heights Golf Club on June 11th, 2018. Customers began to arrive around 10:30AM, receiving a DQE Communications 3-in-1 Golf Ball Marker/Clip/Bottle Opener combo at registration, before heading to the patio for a complimentary cookout luncheon. A noon shotgun start kicked off this scramble style competition.

    After a few hours on the course, customers were treated to cocktail hour, followed by a delicious dinner and award ceremony, with recognition given on six contest holes, the best scoring team, and those who put forth their best effort. Thanks to our partnerships and donations, lucky raffle winners walked away with great prizes including top-of-the-line golf supplies, autographed Penguins, Steelers + Pirates memorabilia, and more!

    For the 5th year in a row, DQE hosted a successful outing as a fun way to show our customers’ our appreciation for their continued business. Thank you to the partnerships that helped make this day memorable for all: 93.7 The Fan, American Specialty Services, Inc., Comstar Supply, Ekinops, Etzel Engineer & Build, FCSI, Inc., Keystone by Design, Magna5, NFM+Dymun, Pittsburgh Area Airport Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburgh Tech Council, The Pittsburgh Pirates, Print Tech, Scanlon Fiber Optics, Sewickley Heights Golf Club, Walker & Associates and WTAE.

    DQE Communications Golf Outing 2018

  2. DQE Communications Offers Cloud Solution

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    New product enables businesses to connect privately and securely to cloud service providers

    PITTSBURGH – DQE Communications, a major provider of data networking services for businesses in southwestern Pennsylvania, has launched Cloud Solution, a new product that allows companies to connect directly to top-tier cloud service providers.

    DQE’s Cloud Solution gives businesses a private connection to service providers like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure/Office 365, bypassing the public internet. Any enterprise-type company could benefit from this private connection, which improves security and performance.

    “Cloud Solution is for business and government organizations that want dedicated and private connections to their cloud provider for a quicker, secure and more consistent network experience than typical internet connections. In fact, Cloud Solution is a logical and reliable choice when organizations need a diverse connection to their cloud provider,” said Ross Henzel, director of business development for DQE Communications.

    More information can be found about DQE Communications at

    About DQE Communications

    Headquartered in Pittsburgh’s SouthSide Works development, DQE Communications provides high-speed, fiber-optic data networking for businesses, governmental agencies and carriers. The company’s network of fiber-optic cables currently spans 3,050+ miles throughout western Pennsylvania, and on into northern West Virginia. Already in over 1,500 commercial buildings in the region, DQE Communications is continually working to expand its network.

     DQE Communications’ services include Metro Ethernet, Wavelength, Internet, Dark Fiber, and Colocation.

     An unregulated subsidiary of Duquesne Light Holdings, DQE Communications was established in 1997. For more information, visit or call 1-866-GO-FIBER.

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  3. DQE Communications Sponsors Light Up the Sky Event

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    This year, DQE Communications will be a proud sponsor of the Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2nd annual Light Up the Sky fireworks event. This event will take place on Sunday at Buhl Park from 6 to 9pm. An estimated 10,000 area residents will enjoy the festivities this year as we celebrate America’s independence.

    Blue and Green Fireworks

    Happy Fourth of July!

  4. DQE and DLC Interns Partner with Friends of the Riverfront

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    Today, a group of about twenty interns from DQE Communications and Duquesne Light partnered with Friends of the Riverfront to assist them further their mission to revitalize and restore the Three Rivers Heritage Trail. Interns split up on the Eliza Furnace trail, picking up litter and spreading mulch on newly planted trees. This was a great way for the interns to get out of the office and enjoy the weather, while caring for the Pittsburgh community.

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    Duquesne Light Company and DQE Communications have an ongoing relationship with Friends of the Riverfront and make sure to volunteer each year–showing their desire to be good stewards of the city they call home.

  5. DQE Communications Passes Major Milestone

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    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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  6. Duquesne Light & DQE #PowerItForward

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    Duquesne Light Company & DQE Communications Surprise Three Charities with Hybrid Electric Vehicles.

    To demonstrate its Larger than Light commitment to its customers and the community, Duquesne Light Company continues its ongoing effort to #PowerItForward with a charitable giveaway that surprised the following three local charities with a plug-in hybrid compact passenger vehicle to drive its mission:

    • Community Human Services (CHS)
    • Northern Area Multi-Service Center (NAMS)
    • Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. (VLP)

    Click here to read the full press release and watch the surprise moment!

    Community Human Services (CHS)

    works to strengthen communities by empowering more than 8,000 individuals and families in Allegheny County to live in stable housing, connect to community resources, build relationships and access quality food. An EV would expand the agency’s ability to provide transportation for customers to critical service meetings, healthcare appointments and housing searches.

    Northern Area Multi-Service Center (NAMS)

    provides a range of community programs, including health and housing services, primarily to senior citizens and veterans in need throughout western Pennsylvania. An EV would enable NAMS to expand food delivery services to veterans, as well as transport individuals to appointments, the grocery store and the organization’s four senior centers.

    Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. (VLP)

    offers essential housing, employment and other vital supportive services to more than 2,700 veterans, service members and their families annually to improve self-sufficiency, sustainability and quality of life throughout western Pennsylvania. An EV would assist VLP in providing essential housing and supportive services as well as to conduct outreach at social service and veteran events.