San Jose, California – (The Hosting News) – December 5, 2008 – Web host and national provider of integrated voice and data communications firm, Covad Communications Group, Inc., has named a 30-year industry veteran to serve as the executive business leader of its wholesale business unit.
William R. Ferraiuolo is the new General Manager for the Covad Wholesale division, effective immediately. Mr. Ferraiuolo brings almost 30 years of professional experience and will serve as the executive business leader, responsible for the end-to-end success of the Covad Wholesale business unit.
Patrick Bennett, president and CEO of Covad noted, ”Throughout his career, Bill has demonstrated an ability to build high-performance teams, lead change, and drive increased levels of profitability. I look forward to working with him as he strives to take the Covad Wholesale division to the next level of success.”
Mr. Ferraiuolo remarked, ”I am excited to join Covad. My goal in coming to Covad is to leverage Covad’s unique nationwide network and the talent of our people to deliver higher bandwidth products to the market that will in turn provide greater value to our Wholesale partners and their end customers.”
Covad is the ”easy to do business with” choice for partners who benefit from the company’s streamlined provisioning and ordering systems, scalable, cost-efficient support infrastructure, and nationwide, facilities-based network.
Covad Wholesale customers include a broad spectrum that spans market leaders like Sprint, Verizon, AT and T, and EarthLink to regional customers and smaller nationwide carriers. Mr. Ferraiuolo comes to Covad from EMC2, where he worked for more than a decade and most recently served as Director of Global Business Operations.
At EMC2 Mr. Ferraiuolo started its professional services organization for the western United States and grew it into a $40 million revenue stream with an associated drag of $500 million in hardware and software. Prior to EMC2 he worked for AT and T for 19 years, where his experience included sales, product management, product marketing and operations.
The Covad Wholesale Program allows partners to purchase Covad VoIP or broadband services on a wholesale basis and sell these services to their customers under their own brand names. Many of the nation’s top Internet service providers and resellers rely on Covad to power their high-speed connectivity solutions. Partners benefit from Covad’s streamlined provisioning and ordering systems, scalable, cost-efficient support infrastructure, and nationwide, facilities-based network.
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.
For more information about the wholesale program, please visit: www.covad.com/web/partners/program_wholesale.html.
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