Telergy MidAtlantic Begins Marketing Services; Santaliz Named General Manager

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Telergy MidAtlantic

    PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Business customers in Northern
 New Jersey and Pennsylvania now have access to a powerful new source for
 telecommunications services.
     Telergy MidAtlantic (TMA) announced today that it is marketing
 telecommunications services from new offices in Parsippany NJ.
     TMA is a joint venture of Telergy Inc., the leading provider of diverse
 optical networks via utility rights-of-way, and GPU Telcom, a wholly owned
 non-regulated subsidiary of GPU Inc., the utility serving customers in parts
 of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  TMA combines the resources of Telergy's
 established telecom network with GPU's extensive last mile reach and
 communications construction experience.
     The joint Telergy and GPU executive management committee also announced
 that Gil Santaliz has been named General Manager for TMA.  Mr. Santaliz comes
 to TMA as a veteran of both the deregulated communications and energy
 industries.  He most recently served as VP for business development for an
 Internet incubator.  He also served as Senior Manager for MCI in Atlanta, GA
 and as Director of Sales for Williams.
     Santaliz said TMA has brought together an experienced New Jersey sales
 team and expects it to grow this year. Santaliz said TMA is targeting
 customers ranging from midsize businesses seeking integrated voice and data
 solutions, to enterprise customers looking for high-speed private networks
 over a diverse last mile path.
     Santaliz said TMA can support New Jersey's enterprise community through a
 fiber ring in Morris County utilizing managed optical networking technology.
 By extending this ring, TMA will offer its optical-based services and enable
 its technology partners to provide customers with advanced data storage
 services, hosted applications and real-time disaster recovery solutions.
     "TMA combines the assets of two powerful partners, and customers can now
 begin to take advantage of those assets," said Santaliz.  "The last mile has
 been the industry bottleneck when it comes to providing enterprise locations
 with high-end connectivity solutions, TMA is prepared to take on that
 challenge.  And midsize customer locations need solutions as well.  We believe
 TMA's Integrated T-1 for voice, data and the Internet is the answer."
     "The demand for bandwidth, data and mission critical applications in our
 markets has been overwhelming," said Dave Brauer, President of GPU Telcom
 Services, Inc.  "TMA is aggressively marketing a viable solution for many of
 the world's largest corporations with last-mile requirements within our
 footprints."
     Brian P. Kelly, chief executive officer of Telergy said, "TMA will
 demonstrate the benefits of combining advanced communications utilizing
 utilities' fiber optic networks with an innovative deployment of retail
 services.  TMA is among the first ventures to combine the value of utilities'
 customer relationships, with last-mile access, and unbundled retail
 telecommunications and energy services."
 
     About GPU Telcom Services
     GPU Telcom Services is a wholly owned non-regulated subsidiary of GPU
 Inc., Morristown, N.J.  GPU Telcom is a telecommunications infrastructure
 development and management company providing connections between
 telecommunications providers and their customers.  The company has positioned
 itself as one of the infrastructure providers of choice to the
 telecommunications industry, leveraging its specialized and unique knowledge
 of telecommunications in combination with utility infrastructure to create new
 and significant value for the telecommunications industry.  GPU Telcom serves
 telecommunications end-use service providers, such as InterXchange Carriers or
 IXCs; CLECs, CAPs and MSOs; wireless carriers (cellular, PCS, SMR, paging);
 commercial, industrial and government private networks; CATV; Internet service
 providers (ISPs); and incumbent telcos.  As a full-service fiber optic
 facility provider, GPU Telcom can engineer, manage, construct and maintain
 fiber optic networks anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  It maintains
 partnerships with AFN Communications, Telergy Mid-Atlantic (TMA), MYR Group
 and Sting Communications, a provider of wireless services in the Mid-Atlantic
 region.
 
     About Telergy, Inc.
     Founded and headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Telergy is a provider of
 both traditional telecommunications services and enhanced data products such
 as gigabit ethernet, managed wavelength services, data storage, disaster
 recovery as well as video storage and transport.  In 1995, Telergy began
 deploying advanced high-speed fiber-optic networks along utility rights-of-way
 with the purpose of providing advanced telecommunications services.  Its
 relationships and partnerships with Niagara Mohawk, NYSEG, Consolidated
 Edison, GPU, El Paso and certain National Grid electric subsidiaries have
 allowed Telergy to secure contiguous comprehensive end-to-end rights-of-way in
 the Northeastern United States along utility rights-of-way.  By the second
 quarter of this year, Telergy expects to have a network that is comprised of
 over 2,500 miles stretching from Montreal, Canada to New York, New Jersey and
 Pennsylvania.
 
 

SOURCE Telergy MidAtlantic
    PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Business customers in Northern
 New Jersey and Pennsylvania now have access to a powerful new source for
 telecommunications services.
     Telergy MidAtlantic (TMA) announced today that it is marketing
 telecommunications services from new offices in Parsippany NJ.
     TMA is a joint venture of Telergy Inc., the leading provider of diverse
 optical networks via utility rights-of-way, and GPU Telcom, a wholly owned
 non-regulated subsidiary of GPU Inc., the utility serving customers in parts
 of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  TMA combines the resources of Telergy's
 established telecom network with GPU's extensive last mile reach and
 communications construction experience.
     The joint Telergy and GPU executive management committee also announced
 that Gil Santaliz has been named General Manager for TMA.  Mr. Santaliz comes
 to TMA as a veteran of both the deregulated communications and energy
 industries.  He most recently served as VP for business development for an
 Internet incubator.  He also served as Senior Manager for MCI in Atlanta, GA
 and as Director of Sales for Williams.
     Santaliz said TMA has brought together an experienced New Jersey sales
 team and expects it to grow this year. Santaliz said TMA is targeting
 customers ranging from midsize businesses seeking integrated voice and data
 solutions, to enterprise customers looking for high-speed private networks
 over a diverse last mile path.
     Santaliz said TMA can support New Jersey's enterprise community through a
 fiber ring in Morris County utilizing managed optical networking technology.
 By extending this ring, TMA will offer its optical-based services and enable
 its technology partners to provide customers with advanced data storage
 services, hosted applications and real-time disaster recovery solutions.
     "TMA combines the assets of two powerful partners, and customers can now
 begin to take advantage of those assets," said Santaliz.  "The last mile has
 been the industry bottleneck when it comes to providing enterprise locations
 with high-end connectivity solutions, TMA is prepared to take on that
 challenge.  And midsize customer locations need solutions as well.  We believe
 TMA's Integrated T-1 for voice, data and the Internet is the answer."
     "The demand for bandwidth, data and mission critical applications in our
 markets has been overwhelming," said Dave Brauer, President of GPU Telcom
 Services, Inc.  "TMA is aggressively marketing a viable solution for many of
 the world's largest corporations with last-mile requirements within our
 footprints."
     Brian P. Kelly, chief executive officer of Telergy said, "TMA will
 demonstrate the benefits of combining advanced communications utilizing
 utilities' fiber optic networks with an innovative deployment of retail
 services.  TMA is among the first ventures to combine the value of utilities'
 customer relationships, with last-mile access, and unbundled retail
 telecommunications and energy services."
 
     About GPU Telcom Services
     GPU Telcom Services is a wholly owned non-regulated subsidiary of GPU
 Inc., Morristown, N.J.  GPU Telcom is a telecommunications infrastructure
 development and management company providing connections between
 telecommunications providers and their customers.  The company has positioned
 itself as one of the infrastructure providers of choice to the
 telecommunications industry, leveraging its specialized and unique knowledge
 of telecommunications in combination with utility infrastructure to create new
 and significant value for the telecommunications industry.  GPU Telcom serves
 telecommunications end-use service providers, such as InterXchange Carriers or
 IXCs; CLECs, CAPs and MSOs; wireless carriers (cellular, PCS, SMR, paging);
 commercial, industrial and government private networks; CATV; Internet service
 providers (ISPs); and incumbent telcos.  As a full-service fiber optic
 facility provider, GPU Telcom can engineer, manage, construct and maintain
 fiber optic networks anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  It maintains
 partnerships with AFN Communications, Telergy Mid-Atlantic (TMA), MYR Group
 and Sting Communications, a provider of wireless services in the Mid-Atlantic
 region.
 
     About Telergy, Inc.
     Founded and headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Telergy is a provider of
 both traditional telecommunications services and enhanced data products such
 as gigabit ethernet, managed wavelength services, data storage, disaster
 recovery as well as video storage and transport.  In 1995, Telergy began
 deploying advanced high-speed fiber-optic networks along utility rights-of-way
 with the purpose of providing advanced telecommunications services.  Its
 relationships and partnerships with Niagara Mohawk, NYSEG, Consolidated
 Edison, GPU, El Paso and certain National Grid electric subsidiaries have
 allowed Telergy to secure contiguous comprehensive end-to-end rights-of-way in
 the Northeastern United States along utility rights-of-way.  By the second
 quarter of this year, Telergy expects to have a network that is comprised of
 over 2,500 miles stretching from Montreal, Canada to New York, New Jersey and
 Pennsylvania.
 
 SOURCE  Telergy MidAtlantic