San Jose, California – (The Hosting News) – June 26, 2007 – Web host and national provider of integrated voice and data communications firm, Covad Communications Group, Inc.’s Wireless subsidiary, has expanded its coverage in the marketplace, to reach over 175,000 small businesses including the Los Angeles Basin and the San Fernando Valley.
Patrick Bennett, Executive Vice President of wireless and market development at Covad remarked, ”This important network expansion significantly increases Covad Wireless’ addressable market to include almost 90 percent of all businesses in the Los Angeles market, where we are already the preeminent provider of fixed wireless broadband. With competitive pricing, fast installation times and flexible high-bandwidth options, Covad’s fixed wireless broadband solution is designed to meet the growing needs of Los Angeles business customers.”
Covad Wireless is adding three new base stations in this expansion. The first is in the Mid-Wilshire area, also known as the Miracle Mile business district. The second is in West Los Angeles, home to many of the entertainment industry’s leading companies. The third is in a key area of the North San Fernando Valley where business growth has been strong in recent years. The expansion also includes the outfitting of an existing base station with LMDS equipment, a point-to-multipoint technology that allows Covad Wireless to more cost-effectively provide high-capacity connections of up to 20 Mbps. These high-capacity connections are relied upon by area companies that use or provide bandwidth-intensive applications.
Los Angeles-based Bernards, one of Southern California’s leading builders, has used Covad Wireless for years to connect its onsite project offices. Wireless broadband is ideal for providing high-speed access to the construction industry’s temporary, hard-to-reach locations. The network expansion in the San Fernando Valley now allows Covad Wireless to serve Bernards’ headquarters with a 4.5 Mbps Super-T connection.
Robert Martinez, Information Services Manager for Bernards offered, ”Before Covad Wireless, it was a hassle getting broadband connectivity out to our onsite construction locations. Connections that used to take a few weeks to install now happen in days, at much less cost. When we found out Covad Wireless would be expanding its reach to the North San Fernando Valley, we wasted no time switching to their service for our headquarters.” With this expansion, the Covad Wireless network in Los Angeles is now fully backhaul redundant, matching the company’s situation in other markets.
Covad Wireless Special Event Service provides high-speed Internet connectivity to event venues and remote locations. Featuring fast installation, 24x7x365 customer support and no need for expensive, long term contracts, Covad is an expert in providing high quality, high-speed Internet access for special events. Available bandwidth for Event Services ranges from 2 to 6 megabits per second (Mbps), enabling live video web-casting, company demonstrations, remote Internet and email access, file transfers and live data feeds.
Covad Wireless, formerly known as NextWeb, Inc., operates one of the nation’s largest fixed broadband wireless networks focused on serving business customers. Its solutions range from T1 replacement to high-capacity service with data speeds of up to 100 Mbps. In addition to serving various customers in the entertainment industry in the greater Los Angeles area, Covad Wireless serves over 4,000 small and medium-sized businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Los Angeles area, Chicago and Las Vegas.
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.
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