Commission denies Qwest forbearance petition that sought to eliminate pro-competitive rules in Phoenix market
San Jose, CA - June 24, 2010 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has acted to protect competitive choice in Phoenix by denying a Qwest forbearance petition that sought to eliminate pro-competitive rules in that market.
Covad Communications Company, a leading national provider of voice and data communications, today responded to the decision. The following quote may be attributed to Pat Bennett, Covad president and chief executive officer:
"Covad commends Chairman Julius Genachowski and the commissioners for making the right choice by denying this petition. We are very pleased the FCC has affirmed its longstanding policies in support of facilities-based competition by companies like Covad. This decision continues the regulatory stability that has allowed Covad to invest in new and innovative services for small businesses across the country."
Covad, a Platinum Equity company, 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.