Sempra's Got Gas

Proprietary technology allows fiber optic cable in live natural gas distribution lines

October 11, 2001

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SAN DIEGO -- Sempra Fiber Links, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), today announced the first installation of its proprietary technology that allows fiber-optic cable in live natural gas distribution lines. The new fiber line has been installed in a portion of the service territory of Frontier Energy, a natural gas distribution utility in North Carolina. Sempra Fiber Links has invented a patent-pending process to place fiber-optic cables into the existing infrastructure of natural gas pipelines. It recently began marketing the process to gas utility companies across North America. Frontier Energy, which is also a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, is the first natural gas distribution company to use the fiber-in-gas technology. "This first installation demonstrates the viability of our new technology to solve the 'last mile' problem in telecommunications," said Michael Clover, president of Sempra Fiber Links. "Our technology is safe, quickly operational and effective."Sempra Communications

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