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Tuesday, May 06, 2003


Power utility giant National Grid launching new U.S. telecom venture

"National Grid today announced that it has launched Gridcom, a new U.S. telecommunications infrastructure subsidiary focused on the Northeast region. Gridcom provides complete wireless network infrastructure solutions including the associated turnkey services - engineering, construction, and maintenance. Gridcom will build and own wireless communication towers, acquire existing tower assets, and also help wireless phone providers locate their network equipment on National Grid's electricity transmission facilities, which consists of thousands of towers."

National Grid is a British utility that has bought several large electric utilities in the Northeast in the last several years. National Grid's existing U.S. telecom venture, NEESCom, will be managed by Gridcom.

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