<B>By LAUREY LUMMUS</B> <FONT SIZE=-1><I>Staff Reporter</I></FONT>

ComTel Technology Inc., which began in Broomfield, Colo., in 1982, its expandingits base of operations to Colorado Springs this month.

The company, which specializes in the design, installation, and service ofcommunication networks, is a cabling contractor that provides installationof infrastructure to support high-speed data and voice communications networks.

The cabling system’s ComTel provides include CAT-3, CAT-5, single- and multi-modefiber-optic cabling, including design, materials procurement, testing,documentation, and service.

Equipment ComTel employees routinely install and service include voice anddata networks, telephone systems, fiber-optic cabling, CATV and MATV networks,paging and intercom systems, both background and foreground music systems,and voice loggers.

The staff in Colorado Springs will be on call 24 hours per day, seven daysper week for dispatch within two hours of an emergency service request.

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Clients of ComTel include the Colorado National Bank, Bank One, the U.S.Postal Service, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Fort Carson.

Like most companies who either relocate or expand to the Springs’ area, ComTelprincipals were fascinated by the amount of high-tech business present inthe city.

"When we decided to expand, we knew the obvious choice was the Springs,"said Gary Westbrook, ComTel representative.

"Because our primary focus is on inside and outside plant design, with theinstallation and maintenance of turnkey structured cabling systems, we feelthis is the perfect location for us to offer our quality services," Westbrookcontinued.

ComTel is unique in their approach to warranty, according to Westbrook. Thecompany provides both warranty and certification options for installations,which covers both labor and material for 15 years with an application assurancewarranty.