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AboveNet Agility Guarantee

aboveNETAboveNet, Inc., (NYSE:ABVT)has announced its industry-leading low latency guarantee. The program, called the Agility Guarantee, will offer customers ultra-low latency performance across the entire array of metro wave and Ethernet services that AboveNet provides in the top 15 U.S. markets.

AboveNet Chief Technology Officer, Rajiv Datta, said,

Megapath adds Ethernet over Copper Service in 3.0, 5.0 and 10.0 Mbps

megapathMegaPath has extended the reach of its Business Ethernet service (Ethernet over Copper) throughout 32 markets and over 300 central offices. The Company has also added 3.0 and 5.0 megabits per second (Mbps) options, delivering cost-effective, scalable connectivity for small-to-medium sized businesses. Business Ethernet gives companies the ability to support bandwidth intensive applications and transfer multimedia content and large data files between locations and remote workers.

In March 2009, Dennemeyer & Co, LLC an intellectual property management services, software and consulting company, upgraded its MegaPath T1 service to Business Ethernet. Since the upgrade, Dennemeyer has seen improved performance for its offices across the country and increased reliability for data intensive applications. The end result is increased productivity for Dennemeyer

NoChokePoints – self interest or do they have a point?

nochokepointsOn June 22, 2009 a group of mostly regional telecom carriers formed a new coalition called NoChokePoints. They are on a mission to get the FCC to reform the fee structure for special access to the large bandwidth pipes mostly owned by incumbent carriers as AT&T and Verizon.

According to NoChokePoints, companies like AT&T and Verizon have misused their powerful presense in large markets by “demanding outrages prices, because they can”.

Maura Corbett, spokeswoman for the NoChokePoints coallition said “Releasing the broadband economy from the chokehold these huge phone companies have on the special access market will be a catalyst for innovation and investment in the broadband marketplace, something we desperately need.

XO Emerging Company of the Year ( Frost & Sullivan )

xoXO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) announced today that it is the recipient of the 2009 U.S. Emerging Company of the Year award in the MPLS/IP VPN Services Market category by Frost & Sullivan, a leading research and consulting firm.

The award commends XO Communications for its early and strategic investment in Ethernet over Copper technologies. XO Communications

XO Ethernet more incremental bandwidth added

xoXO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) today announced the nationwide availability of an expanded range of new Ethernet access speeds for businesses, enterprises and wholesale customers. Through its extensive nationwide network footprint and advanced, next generation Ethernet services infrastructure, XO Communications provides a wide range of scalable Ethernet access options and speeds in more locations to help customers cost-effectively enhance network performance.

XO Communications now offers customers an increased number of incremental bandwidth options to choose from when creating their custom XO Ethernet solution. Continue reading XO Ethernet more incremental bandwidth added

National Business Broadband Policy?

tw-telecomLarissa Herda, TW Telecom’s Chairman, CEO and presedent, called on the competitive business broadband providers to engage Congress and the FCC in establishing a national Broadband Policy for Businesses that will spur innovation for enterprises and create jobs in a New Broadband economy.

A comprehensive broadband policy for businesses is foundational to create the growth, efficiency and reduced costs that all American businesses need in order to deal with this recession, according to Herda. Continue reading National Business Broadband Policy?

XO 10 Gigs in 10 Days offer extended

XO Communications announced an extension of two services campaigns that offer the industry’s most competitive rates and guarantees for high-capacity network services delivered over its advanced nationwide inter- city and metro networks. The two campaigns, “10 Gigs in 10 Days” and the “3 Guarantee Program” will be extended through March 31, 2008 as a result of their previous success.The first service guarantee addresses the prolonged provisioning delays wholesale customers face in obtaining high-capacity network services from their current network services provider. The second program provides increased installation and competitive price incentives for customers to leverage XO’s suite of inter-city and metro network transport solutions, including Ethernet, IP Transit, and Wavelength services.

“Since unveiling these service guarantees, we’ve received a tremendous response from customers that need faster provisioning of high-capacity network services,” said Ernie Ortega, president of XO Carrier Services. “Our continuing investments to expand the capabilities of our IP and transport networks are paying off as we are able to respond quickly to customer demand and provide them with the capacity and services they need, when they need it, at a price they can afford.”

XO “10 Gigs in 10 Days” Guarantee

The XO “10 Gigs in 10 Days” Guarantee is an industry-first installation guarantee that offers wholesale customers the ability to order 2.5 Gbps or 10 Gbps high capacity network transport services and have them provisioned in 10 business days across select major coast-to-coast routes on the XO network. Under the guarantee, if XO Communications fails to install the service within business 10 days, the customer will be eligible for a one month service credit for each year of the customer’s contract.

3 Guarantee Program

Under the 3 Guarantee Program, XO will continue to offer wholesale customers the following guarantees to beat valid competing offers for comparable long haul and high-capacity network services:

  1. Best Price Guarantee: XO will beat competing prices for 2.5 Gbps and 10 Gbps Wavelength services and 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps Ethernet services along select major XO network routes;
  2. Install Guarantee: XO will provide a one month service credit for these Ethernet, IP Transit and Wavelength services if it fails to meet the agreed upon service delivery date;
  3. 90-Day Risk Free Trial Guarantee: XO will allow customers to trial its IP Transit service for one 90-day period without commitment. If the customer is not satisfied, the customer only pays for the services used under the trial.

The XO nationwide network connects 75 major metropolitan markets across the United States. In addition, XO Communications has approximately one million fiber miles of metro fiber in major markets across the United States. With its extensive nationwide and metro fiber network assets, XO offers wholesale customers network transport services that provide door-to-door delivery of customers’ traffic including:

  • Ethernet services from GigE to 10 Gbps speeds
  • IP Transit services from OC-3 to OC-192 speeds
  • Private Line services from OC-3 to OC-192 speeds
  • Other high capacity transport services at 2.5 Gbps and 10 Gbps speeds