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  1. 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.

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    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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  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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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  5. 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.
  6. $50K given to Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse

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    Point Park receives $50K more for its Playhouse project

    Duquesne Light Co. and DQE Communications have given a $50,000 gift toward the construction of Point Park University’s new Pittsburgh Playhouse, bringing its fundraising for the project up to $42 million to date. The donation will go to the exterior illumination of the public space in the project, which will highlight the walkways and showcase three historic facades that are being meticulously restored and reassembled in their original form. The space, slated to open downtown in the fall of 2018, will feature three theater spaces, a large scene shop, sound stage, prop shop, costume shop and café.

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    Pittsburgh IT company opens New York office

    IDI Consulting, a Pittsburgh-based professional IT services company, has expanded outside of Pennsylvania, opening a New York City office this week. In a statement, managing partner William Thomas said: “We are fortunate to have built relationships with dedicated partners, in both Pennsylvania and New York, helping both our organization and our clients to grow. The office expansion reflects our ability to rise to the needs of our clients and desire to provide first-in-class technology services to major enterprises.”

    Pitt program recognized for excellence in international experiences for women

    The University of Pittsburgh is one of eight colleges and universities nationwide honored by University Business magazine in its 2016 Models of Excellence program, which honors innovative approaches to encouraging and nurturing student success on college campuses. Pitt received the award for its Vira I. Heinz Program for Women in Global Leadership, a year-long program that culls women from universities across the state and offers them international experience, including an immersive summer session abroad.

    Pitt research receives grant to study more effective diagnosis of swallowing disorders

    The National Science Foundation has awarded a University of Pittsburgh researcher to develop an improved screening method for dysphagia, a group of swallowing disorders that affect as many as one in 25 adults. Ervin Sejdić, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, received a five-year, $549,139 award to conduct more research using high-resolution vibration and sound recordings that would help doctors diagnose dysphagia and assist patients in improving swallowing.

    IUP students to search for the viruses that infect bacteria in wide-ranging research course

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania students in two biology courses in fall 2017 and spring 2018 will do hands-on research to help to find phages — viruses that infect bacteria — in soil through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutions Science. IUP is one of 142 universities in the world to be part of Sea-Phages, a two-semester, discovery-based undergraduate research course that begins with digging in the soil to find new viruses, progressing through a variety of microbiology techniques and eventually to complex genome annotation and bioinformatic analyses.

    Click here to read the full article in the Pittsburgh Business Times