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Tuesday, December 16, 2003


Ontario: "Telecom Ottawa expands to Cornwall area"

"Telecom Ottawa Ltd. announced its second acquisition in a month on Tuesday, this time for a provider of network services in Cornwall southeast of the nation's capital. Under the terms of the deal, Cornwall District Communications (CDC) immediately becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of Telecom Ottawa."

"In a related deal, Telecom Ottawa also picks up 70 kilometres of fibre optic cable installed in the area, as well as a long-haul connection to Kingston. These assets were owned by the local electrical utility, Cornwall Street Railway Light and Power Co. Ltd., but operated by CDC under a long-term lease."


Telecom Ottawa is a subsidiary of Hydro Ottawa, Ottawa's municipal power utility.


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