San Jose, California – (The Hosting News) – March 9, 2007 – Web host and national provider of integrated voice and data communications firm, Covad Communications Group, Inc., was featured at the Thomas Weisel Partners Internet and Digital Media Conference in San Francisco, California.
Charles Hoffman, Chief Executive Officer, and Chris Dunn, Chief Financial Officer for Covad, presented at the event. Thomas Weisel Partners, an investment bank focused on the growth sectors of the economy, hosted its Internet and Digital Media Conference 2007 at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco. Institutional investors and top management from over 60 Internet and Digital Media companies, all built on or around the Internet, will gather for the two-day investment conference to discuss the future of the industry.
Keynotes during the conference include industry presentations from Jerry Yang, Co-Founder and Chief Yahoo! of Yahoo! Inc., Steve Case, Chairman and CEO of Revolution and Co-Founder of America Online, and Professor Michael Holmes and Professor Michael Bloxham of Ball State University Center for Media Design, who will explore the current and future state of their respective industries.
Internet and Digital Media industries represented at the conference include Content and Premium Services, e-Commerce, e-Finance, e-Travel, Internet and Interactive Market Services, Listings, Marketing Services, Media and Broadcasting, Networks and Search and Telecom Services.
The participating companies were as follows: 24/7 Real Media, Inc. 4INFO Inc. Akamai Technologies, Inc. AKQA Amp’d Mobile, Inc. Answers Corporation aQuantive, Inc. Azureus, Inc. Bankrate, Inc. , BitTorrent, Inc., ChannelAdvisor Corporation CinemaNow, Inc., CNET Networks, Inc., Cogent Communications Group, Inc., Covad Communications Group, Inc., Danger, Inc., Did-it.com, LLC, Digital Realty Trust, Inc., Digital River, Inc., eBay, Inc., Efficient Frontier, Inc.. Fair Chance Group AS Getty Images, Inc., GoFish Corporation, Gomez, Incorporated, Healthline Networks, Inc., HomeAway, Inc., InfoSpace, Inc., Ingenio, Inc., Insurance.com, InterNAP, Network Services Corp., JAJAH Inc., LimeLife, Inc., LivePerson, Inc., LoopNet, Inc., Marchex, Inc., Minerva Networks, Inc., Monster Worldwide Inc., NaviSite, Inc., Netflix, Inc., Oodle, Inc., Pandora Media, Inc., Piczo, Inc., PodTech Network, Inc., priceline.com, Incorporated Revenue Science, Inc., Revolution Right Media, Inc., SEMDirector, Inc., SHOP.COM Simply Hired, Inc., Spark Networks plc Stamps.com Inc., StepStone ASA United Online, Inc., VA Software Corporation ValueClick, Inc., VideoEgg, Inc., Vonage Holdings Corp. WebEx Communications, Inc., Yahoo! Inc., and Zillow.com
Thomas Weisel Partners Group, Inc. is an investment bank focused principally on the technology, healthcare and consumer sectors of the economy. Founded in 1998, the firm’s business includes investment banking, brokerage, equity research and asset management services. Thomas Weisel Partners is headquartered in San Francisco, California with additional offices in New York City, Boston, Silicon Valley, Portland, Oregon and Mumbai, India.
Covad endeavors to employ unique applications such as innovative chat solutions and knowledge management solutions with key vendors to enhance its own capabilities and expertise in customer experience management. Covad partners with Source 1 HTMT on a six sigma process to continuously improve customer interactions. This is supplemented by other key vendor relationships, including third party quality monitoring and consulting. Continuous auditing, clarification and refinement of existing processes are also provided, for quality assurance and specialized, targeted customer solutions.
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 Covad, please visit: www.covad.com.