Commission promotes innovation and competition for small businesses in National Broadband Plan
San Jose, Calif. - March 17, 2010 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today released its National Broadband Plan to Congress, making recommendations to foster innovation and competition in the broadband market to achieve national priorities such as job creation and small business development.
Covad Communications Company, a leading national broadband provider, today responded to the Plan.
"Covad commends Chairman Genachowski and the broadband team for carefully reviewing the facts and completing this monumental task in favor of broadband competition, innovation, and investment. The FCC's Plan will promote competitive broadband choices, affordable rates, and product innovation, particularly for small businesses.
"We look forward to working with the Commission to advance broadband affordability and availability," said Patrick Bennett, Covad president and chief executive officer.
Covad is a leading national provider of integrated voice and data communications, combining broadband solutions with mission-critical service and support to create a superior customer experience. The company provides a wide range of access and hub aggregation services, including Ethernet, T1, and DSL. Covad manages a robust, next-generation IP/MPLS network that efficiently delivers integrated voice, video, and data solutions. With an expanded footprint supported in part by more than 4,400 COs, Covad broadband services are currently available across the nation in 45 states and 240 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) and can be purchased by approximately 11 million businesses, representing over 60 percent of all U.S. businesses. Covad is located at 2220 O'Toole Avenue, San Jose, CA 95131. Website: www.covad.com.