Con Edison Communications, a regional service provider in New York, is launching two services this week that offer small and midsized business users an alternative to incumbent service providers.CEC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of utility company Con Edison, is rolling out its PowerNet Internet and PowerCall Voice services for business with between 25 and 500 employees.The PowerNet Internet Service is a dedicated offering that includes e-mail and DNS registration at 1.544M bit\/sec up to 1G bit\/sec.CEC's PowerCall Voice Service offers users a dedicated T-1 or ISDN PRI connection. The service includes support for local, toll-free, domestic and international long-distance calling.CEC is also planning to offer its business users an integrated voice and data service by the end of June. The service provider says it will roll out a service that includes an integrated device that will allow users to support both voice and data over a single dedicated connection.This integrated service will allow even smaller companies to sign-up for dedicated, high-speed Internet access, while getting more out of their bandwidth by adding voice to the mix.The service provider is building a fiber optic network around the New York metropolitan area that supports speeds up to OC-192. The company started construction back in 2001.In addition to buying the assets of a couple of other providers in the past two years, CEC is able to use the right-of-ways of its parent company to pull fiber throughout the New York metro area. Right-of-ways are invaluable in a city like New York where it's not easy to dig up streets to install a network.The company already offers business users PowerConnect Collocation Service, PowerOptic SONET Service, PowerOptic DS-1 Service, PowerWave Wavelength Service and PowerLan Ethernet Service.