What does the MegaPath Covad merger mean to their customers?

Now Covad and MegaPath have announced to merge, what does that mean to their customers and to their channel partners? Nothing but good according to Dan Foster, but what other way is there to start a merger than saying only good things will come from it.

“Combining MegaPath and Covad resources will enable us to expand service offerings to customers, as well as provide more choices and value. Frankly, customers have been asking us to take a broader role in