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MegaPath CEO Craig Young on merger with Speakeasy and Covad

Craig Young, Chairman and CEO of MegaPath noted, “for too long in the telecommunications industry, customer service and reliability have taken a back seat. With the combination of MegaPath, Covad and Speakeasy, we are bringing to market a leading nationwide IP network to deliver a complete line of end-to-end managed services, including voice, data and security. Small, medium and large enterprises will now benefit from a new service provider that is willing to invest in advanced services, while remaining heavily focused on customer service.” Let’s take this a step further. MegaPath operates one of the largest end-to-end communications networks in the country.

Moving forward, MegaPath will serve the communications market through two divisions: a wholesale operating division, and a direct, business markets division. This combination is powerful because we can provide customers and partners with complete voice, access, private networking, and managed security solutions for business customers of all sizes.

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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

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

MegaPath Wireless Broadband expansion

megapathMegaPath announced the expansion of its MegaPath Wireless Broadband, providing customers with Wireless Back-up capabilities in the event of a network outage, as well as a Quick Start option that enables customers to leverage the wireless network while awaiting their physical broadband network to be provisioned.

“Just as we are seeing enormous growth in wireless applications for consumers, businesses are also beginning to see the value that enterprise-class wireless services can add to their wide area networks,” said Michael Suby, Research Program Director at Stratecast. “Whether it’s providing low cost high-speed access where broadband is not available or providing back up to T1 connections, Wireless Broadband can help distributed businesses save money, increase reliability and improve the performance and flexibility their data communications networks.”

MegaPath Wireless Broadband builds on the company’s comprehensive terrestrial footprint to deliver virtually 100 percent nationwide coverage, allowing customers to provide all locations with secure Internet access and data communications from a single vendor. Available since early 2007, MegaPath Wireless Broadband already enables dozens of enterprise customers to augment their MegaPath DSL and Cable broadband services with secure wireless network and Internet access.

“When we needed a cost-effective access solution that would support all of our locations, even the most rural, we turned to MegaPath because we knew that they had the ability to deliver high-speed, high quality, secure communications nationwide,” said Alan LaBatte, Vice President of Information Systems at Uno’s Chicago Grill. “The new MegaPath Wireless Broadband service provides leading wireless access without the cost of satellite equipment or the bandwidth constraints of Frame Relay. Because this service is powered by MegaPath, we know that all of our data communications are PCI compliant, which is a huge benefit for our restaurants.”

MegaPath provides customers with a fully managed solution that increases employee productivity while decreasing IT management overhead. Deployed to more than 300 locations nationwide, MegaPath Wireless Broadband is ideal for organizations, such as retail franchises with rural locations that do not qualify for DSL or Cable or as a Quick Start solution for customers awaiting deployment of their primary broadband connection. In addition, MegaPath is offering the service as a fully redundant Wireless Back-up access service for existing T1, DSL, or cable service customers, providing a high-speed, high-availability solution to ensure continuous uptime even when terrestrial services experience disruptions. “MegaPath has built a reputation for providing customers with enterprise performance and functionality at a fraction of the cost, and MegaPath Wireless Broadband is our latest offering to provide customers with the access and security they need to support their businesses, regardless of location,” said James Cragg, President and COO at MegaPath. “Most organizations have never had the option to leverage wireless communications for their business applications, and MegaPath is continuing to lead the industry by delivering this innovative service to help them make their businesses more productive and competitive.”

MegaPath launches fully managed ADSL2+

MegaPath Inc announced its ADSL2+ Internet Connectivity Service. Ideal for small-to-medium sized businesses, as well as large businesses with branch offices, retail locations and mobile workers, the service delivers faster data speeds to support bandwidth-intensive and performance-sensitive applications such as VoIP, video surveillance and conferencing, and file sharing.