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DCANet Bolsters Network with 80-Mile Fiber Optic Ring from City Signal Communications

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DCANet Bolsters Network with 80-Mile Fiber Optic Ring from
City Signal Communications

PHILADELPHIA, January 20, 2004 – DCANet, a leading provider of quality Internet services throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and Southern New Jersey announced today that they have acquired an 80-mile fiber optic ring that will provide high capacity network redundancy and self-healing capabilities between its data centers in Wilmington and Philadelphia.

"We are very excited about expanding our dark fiber network to our Wilmington data center, says Keith Duncan, PhD, President and CEO of Consult Dynamics / DCANet. "The agreement between DCANet and City Signal represents the culmination of years of network design and planning. The strategic importance of DCANet lighting its own dark fiber cannot be understated as we will now have the ability to move data throughout the region at gigabit and greater capacities."

DCANet currently operates a dark fiber network in central Philadelphia, connecting two Philadelphia data centers. Expanding their Dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) network to the Wilmington facility will allow DCANet to move forward with new IP-based applications, including: voice, storage, video and traditional Internet transit. The network will also open new opportunities for DCANet in providing transport between Wilmington and other tenants of 401 North Broad Street.

"We are pleased to see DCANet capitalize on our high capacity Wilmington-to-Philadelphia optical fiber network,” said John Foley, President and CEO of Philadelphia-based City Signal Communications. “The need for bandwidth between the two markets is growing exponentially. Our diverse network provides a highly secure and very reliable means of achieving instantaneous inter-state data transport.” said Foley.

DCANet is focused on providing cutting edge converged services such as VoIP, iSCSI IP-addressable storage, metro-gigabit Ethernet transit, and hosted applications. All of these forward thinking products require significant bandwidth and a high quality of network services. Hence, by running and maintaining a regional fiber network, DCANet will be able to deliver on the promise of these new technologies..

About DCANet

DDCANet is a division of Consult Dynamics Inc, and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware with additional offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since 1994 DCANet has provided high quality Internet access and consulting services for the greater Delaware Valley. DCANet continues to expand with IP-based application solutions such as voice, video, storage in addition to traditional Internet access. DCANet may be reached at 888-4DCANET or

About City Signal

City Signal Communications delivers metro dark fiber solutions enabling service providers and enterprise customers to deploy broadband applications. Located in key Mid-Atlantic and Mid-West markets of the United States, its multi-ring networks provide customers with last mile connectivity to key buildings in the central business district and suburban communities. CSC's strategy is to push the edge of its networks deep into the suburban landscape.

Founded in 1999 and based in suburban Philadelphia, PA, the company has received funding from MC Venture Partners, BB&T Capital Partners and Bank of America. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Press Contacts:

Carrie Hagan
Phone: 302-295-4715
Treg Charlton
Director of Market Development
City Signal Communications
Phone: 216-401-2476
Consult Dynamics, Inc./DCANet
1204 West Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
City Signal Communications
5 Great Valley Parkway, Suite 180
Malvern, PA 19355


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