San Jose, California – (The Hosting News) – January 4, 2007 – Web host and national provider of integrated voice and data communications firm, Covad Communications Group, Inc., has commended the recent Federal Communications Commission approval of the AT and T BellSouth merger.
Charles Hoffman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Covad explained, ”Covad commends the FCC for imposing reasonable, pro-competitive conditions on its approval of the AT and T BellSouth merger. These conditions provide further confirmation of a stable regulatory environment in which Covad is able to compete fairly and effectively. We look forward to further developing our relationship with the newly-expanded AT and T in ways that will be beneficial to both companies and our customers.”
Recently, Covad appointed a former AT and T 20-year veteran executive, as the newest member of its Board of Directors.
While at AT and T, Ms. Leonard was responsible for the maintenance and provisioning of AT and T’s international network and the provisioning of AT and T’s domestic high speed network. Atlanta-based Diana Einterz Leonard is currently Senior Vice President of International Operations for Orange Business Services, the enterprise arm of the France Telecom Group. She leads an organization of over 2100 professionals delivering world-class installation and maintenance services to multinational corporations in over 220 countries and territories.
Leonard is actively involved with Georgia State University through her sponsorship of students for international internships and serving on the Global Business Leader Roundtable. In 2006, she was named one of Atlanta’s ”Top 25 Power Women to Watch” by Atlanta Woman magazine and as a finalist for Atlanta’s Telecom Professional of the Year by the Atlanta Telecom Professionals organization. Ms. Leonard holds a bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Covad also recently announced the resignation of Lisa Hook from its Board of Directors, on which she has served since November 2005. Ms. Hook is leaving to focus on her management responsibilities at SunRocket, where she was named President and Chief Executive Officer in March 2006.
A nationwide provider of integrated voice and data communications, Covad offers DSL, Voice Over IP, T1, web hosting, managed security, IP and dial-up, wireless broadband, and bundled voice and data services directly through Covad’s network and through Internet Service Providers, value-added resellers, telecommunications carriers and affinity groups to small and medium-sized businesses and home users. According to the company, as the first company to commercially deploy DSL in the United States, Covad has spent hundreds of millions of dollars building a network that passes more than 57 million homes and businesses in 44 states – the largest nationwide footprint of any DSL company. Covad broadband services are currently available across the nation in 235 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) which represent over 50 percent of all US homes and businesses. Corporate headquarters is located at 110 Rio Robles, San Jose, California 95134. Telephone: 1-888-GO-COVAD.
To learn more about Covad, please visit: www.covad.com.