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Press Release -- March 15th, 2011
Source: Megapath
Tags: Ethernet, Expansion, MPLS, Router, VoIP

MegaPath Expands State-of-the-Art Network In 50 Markets Nationwide

LAS VEGAS, March 15, 2011MegaPath Inc., one of the leading providers of managed data, voice, and security services in North America, today announced plans to significantly enhance its nationwide network over the next two years, expanding its facilities–based Ethernet over Copper infrastructure to 15 markets by the end of 2011 and an additional 35 markets by the end of 2012. As a result of this announcement, MegaPath’s new state-of-the-art network will offer improved reliability, a greater range of products and enhanced performance for all business customers.

“In today’s competitive environment, businesses require solutions that help them improve the way they do business, while reducing costs,” said Craig Young, MegaPath’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Ethernet over Copper is proving to be the next wave in Internet connectivity – offering extremely high performance at a price point much lower than competitive offerings. By aggressively building out our network, MegaPath is once again showing our commitment to our customers and partners, by providing them with a new leading -edge network that can support all of their critical business applications.”

MegaPath is enhancing its infrastructure; updating switches and routers and laying a foundation for adding products beyond Ethernet over copper (EoC) such as VDSL2, and Clear Channel T1. With symmetrical speeds from 2 Mbps to 20Mbps, MegaPath’s Ethernet offerings provide voice users with true Quality of Service (QoS), ensuring that performance-critical traffic is prioritized over standard traffic, for better voice quality. Traffic is also transported over MegaPath’s private MPLS network offering even greater control and security.

Building upon the successful introduction of Ethernet services and its network upgrade in Los Angeles MegaPath will continue to build out its Ethernet over Copper footprint through 2012, providing a cost-affordable connectivity option for customers across the United States. During the first phase of the expansion in 2011, the Company will add more than 300 Central Offices (COs) in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. By the end of the second phase in 2012, MegaPath will have one of the largest Ethernet over Copper capable networks in the United States with about 680 Central Offices.

Ethernet over Copper is rapidly becoming a popular business connectivity option providing more symmetrical bandwidth for less money than traditional T1 service. MegaPath’s Ethernet service offers 99.99% uptime backed by industry-leading Service Level Agreements and can scale as a company’s needs change, making it the perfect solution for small-to-medium sized businesses. The Company’s QoS (Quality of Service) is available on all EOC speeds, prioritizing network traffic for applications such as VoIP and credit card processing above other non-critical transactions.

MegaPath currently operates one of the largest end-to-end facilities-based managed services companies in North America, offering managed voice, security and data services for small, medium, enterprise customers throughout the U.S. This network expansion will significantly expand the company’s reach and provide users with the latest connectivity infrastructure, allowing them to move away from expensive and outdated technologies that were designed during the Internet’s infancy. With Ethernet over Copper, MegaPath is setting a new standard for speed, cost and customer service that enables organizations to easily scale their businesses and quickly address new market opportunities.

Media Contact:
Tony Welz
Welz & Weisel Communications
703-877-8101
tony@w2comm.com

About MegaPath, Inc.
MegaPath operates one of the largest end-to-end communications networks in the country. In 2010, the company combined with Speakeasy and Covad to form a single company providing a full range of data, voice, and security services for small and medium-sized businesses and enterprises nationwide. MegaPath helps businesses of all sizes easily and securely communicate between their headquarters, employees, and business partners to lower costs, increase security, and enhance employee productivity. To learn more about MegaPath’s managed IP data, voice, and security services, please visit www.megapath.com or call 1-877-MegaPath (1-877-634-2728).

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