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March 26, 2002
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 26, 2002 - Cisco Systems, Inc., the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, today announced that components of its Complete Optical Multiservice Edge and Transport (COMET) optical portfolio have been deployed by SCANA Communications, a subsidiary of Columbia, S.C.-based SCANA Corporation, the largest investor-owned utility company headquartered in South Carolina. The Cisco optical solution was selected to enhance fiber capacity along the Charleston to Columbia network. "The Cisco optical equipment delivered a flexible and cost effective means of maximizing SCANA's network resources," said SCANA Communications' telecommunications manager Oscie Brown. "The Charleston to Columbia route has been supporting live traffic for several months and we are extremely pleased with the extended capabilities and capacity the Cisco solutions added to this critical route in our network." SCANA Communications is an innovative carrier's carrier, utilizing its extensive fiber optic network to provide wholesale bandwidth services to leading service providers. Cisco's optical networking portfolio provided SCANA Communications a unique solution, which enabled the company to maximize investments and cost-effectively add capacity to its existing fiber infrastructure. Cisco Systems Inc. Scana Communications
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