Listen to the 1st installment of Pittsburgh Tech Council’s 5G4PGH Podcast, featuring DQE’s Shawn Blanner, Director of Construction. Shawn & Jonathan of PTC discuss preparing for 5G in Pittsburgh, requirements of the emerging technology to guarantee success, and DQE’s preparation for implementation.
On Wednesday, July 8th, Joe McGuinness was interviewed by Steve Clark on Altoona’s BIG1290AM radio program. The interview features updates on DQE’s 2020 accomplishments to-date, plans for expansion and product development, and details about DQE’s network and customer accomplishments in Altoona.
On Friday, March 6th, Jim Morozzi was interviewed by Steve Clark on Altoona’s BIG1290AM radio program. The interview features updates on DQE’s 2019 accomplishments, 2020 plans for expansion and product development, and discussion about DQE’s impact in Altoona.
Jim Estep, CEO and president of the High Technology Foundation, which manages the I-79 High Tech Park, is on a mission to recruit multiple federal operations to the park. The goal is to grow what is described as the knowledge sector, which brings with it, high-skill, high-wage jobs. The Tech Park houses federal entities such as NASA’s Katherine Johnson IV&V facility and facilities for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Estep said the park is the prime location for other federal agencies.
“Over $200 million of infrastructure investment has been made in the I-79 Technology Park and Research Center in the last decade,” Estep said. “Thanks to recent investments by DQE Corp. from Pittsburgh, we can now offer 400 gigabit per second broadband access in the park. We can compete with anybody in the world.”
Patrons at 16 Westmoreland County libraries are experiencing the benefits of a fiber-optic network since DQE began providing service. This marked improvement in download speed is attributed to an upgrade through the Westmoreland Library Network. The Westmoreland network laid the groundwork for broadband service by recently rewiring county libraries for increased internet capacity.
On Sunday, November 11th, Jim Morozzi was interviewed by Jon Delano on KDKA’s Sunday Business Page. The interview features updates on DQE’s current network, plans for expansion and product development, and discussion about DQE’s impact on innovation and businesses in Pittsburgh.