San Jose, California – (The Hosting News) – January 18, 2007 – Web host and national provider of integrated voice and data communications firm, Covad Communications Group, Inc., has finished the build-out of its new ADSL2+ telecommunications network.
Providing high-speed data and next-generation voice services to millions of businesses and residences, CovadÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s network covers 14 million homes and businesses in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, and Washington, DC. In these markets, Covad is capable of providing customers broadband connections with data speeds of up to 25 megabits per second. This bandwidth capability currently enables Covad to offer line powered voice access, a cost-effective alternative to traditional residential phone service. Covad has also announced plans to introduce higher-speed broadband access and new business-class services such as bonded T1. Covad expects to make these higher-bandwidth services available directly to CovadÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s business customers and indirectly via CovadÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Alliance Channel and wholesale partners in 2007.
Eric Weiss, Chief Marketing Officer at Covad offered, ”Our next-generation network build-out has been completed ahead of schedule. This new network positions Covad at the forefront of telecom providers, allowing us to offer the solutions that businesses demand, and to continue our tradition of innovation.”
In addition to enabling next-generation products and services, the expanded network capabilities allow Covad to power bandwidth-intensive applications and provide an improved customer experience.
Cindy Whelan, Senior Analyst with competitive analysis firm, Current Analysis added, ”Covad’s deployment of its next-generation ADSL2+ network offers increased reach for the delivery of high speed services, and ADSL2+Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s performance monitoring capabilities should enhance reliability and service levels. These capabilities are critical to customers who are increasingly using their broadband connections for voice and video applications.”
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.