San Jose, California – (The Hosting News) – May 25, 2007 – Web host and national provider of integrated voice and data communications firm, Covad Communications Group, Inc., was recently recognized with a California Innovation Award from Governor Schwarzenegger’s Commission for Jobs and Economic Growth.
The honors include 15 Innovation All-Stars by California Tech 100 Partners. Covad was presented with the award at the California Tech 100 conference, in Irvine, California. Presenting the award was Mark Mosher, Executive Director of the California Commission for Jobs and Economic Growth, and Duane Roth, Commission member and Chairman of Alliance Pharmaceutical Corp.
Charles Hoffman, President and CEO of Covad remarked, ”Covad continues to be a leading provider of innovative voice, data and wireless solutions for small and medium businesses, distributed enterprises and leading telecommunications partners. Receiving this award is a great honor and highlights our commitment to ensuring that our customers have the best choice in communications.”
Covad was recognized for its commitment to providing California businesses with high-quality communications solutions. Covad has provided broadband service to California homes and businesses for over 10 years. The company recently completed the build-out of its next-generation broadband network in eleven major cities nationwide, including Los Angeles, San Diego and the San Francisco Bay Area, which will allow businesses in these markets to choose advanced services such as Line-Powered Voice Access, Bonded T1 and ADSL2+. Covad also operates California’s largest fixed broadband wireless network, with service throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and southern California from Santa Barbara to Orange County.
Mark Mosher, Executive Director for the California Commission for Jobs and Economic Growth added, ”We believe innovation and entrepreneurship are the drivers of economic growth in California. These Innovation All-Stars are models for our state.” The Commission is a nonprofit corporation whose members are chosen by the Governor to advise him on how to expand jobs and economic growth in the state.
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 Covad, please visit: www.covad.com.