San Jose, California – (The Hosting News) – June 29, 2006 – NextWeb, a subsidiary of web hosting and integrated voice and data communications provider, Covad,
will provide wireless broadband to the Emmy Awards, which will be held on August 27.
NextWeb and DuTel have a longstanding partnership that has enabled NextWeb to provide service to major entertainment industry events and clients in Los Angeles and other cities. In addition, NextWeb provided wireless broadband, through its channel partner DuTel, for the recenly broadcast BET awards.
Other NextWeb clients include NBC, CBS, and ABC television networks, Universal Pictures, and national photo agencies Reuters and Getty Images. Craig Hines, General Manager of DuTel explained, ”Whenever I need high-capacity broadband connections for an event, I turn to NextWeb. Their service is fast and scaleable, and they get customers up and running quickly, often within twenty-four hours.”
The entertainment industry often requires temporary broadband connections capable of supporting high-capacity applications, such as uploading digital photographs of celebrities, and transmitting camera feeds. In Hollywood, a quick provisioning time is essential, as event planners cannot afford to wait for traditional phone company connections. Graham Barnes, Senior Vice President and General Manager of NextWeb added, ”NextWeb is proud to be the go-to solution for the entertainment industry’s signature events. Our high-capacity wireless broadband and unparalleled customer service is an award-winning combination.”
In addition to serving high-profile awards shows and television productions in the greater Los Angeles area, NextWeb also provides wireless broadband connectivity to over 3000 small and medium businesses. One of the clients is DuTel itself, which uses NextWeb’s wireless broadband solution for its own office needs. Mr. Hines continued, ”After seeing how NextWeb successfully serves its customers in the high-stakes, high-pressure world of Hollywood events, I knew that they were the right solution for my broadband needs.”
Covad is a nationwide provider of integrated voice and data communications, offering 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.
For more information about Covad, please visit: www.covad.com.