Sempra to Light Tijuana

To build a 200-mile-long fiber optic telecom link from San Diego through northern Mexico, ending in Phoenix

May 29, 2001

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SAN DIEGO -- Sempra Communications, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), today announced it will build a 200-mile-long fiber-optic telecom link from San Diego through Northern Mexico ending in Phoenix. The project will provide fiber optic access to the Tijuana and Mexicali border markets and basic telephone and broadband access to underserved regions of Baja California. The international line will also offer increased access to areas east of California where it is currently costly and time-consuming for telephone companies to reach. Construction on the fiber-optic line will begin in September 2001 with completion slated for the end of 2002. This new fiber-optic line will utilize some of the infrastructure created by Sempra Communications' sister company, Sempra Energy International. "This fiber-optic link project represents a strategic expansion of Sempra Energy's communications capabilities, leveraging our international strengths to bring much-needed new telecommunications capacity to the western United States and northern Mexico," said Donald E. Felsinger, group president of Sempra Energy Global Enterprises, the umbrella for Sempra Energy's growth businesses, including Sempra Communications. Sempra Communications

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