Ethernet Proves More Cost Effective than Fiber Alternatives for Albuquerque-Based Venture Capital Fund
Pleasanton, Calif., January 22, 2013– MegaPath Corporation, one of the leading providers of managed data, voice, security and hosted IT services in North America, today announced that it is delivering Ethernet over Copper (EoC) connectivity and Hosted Voice to Verge Fund, a super-angel venture capital fund. Through this relationship, Albuquerque, N.M.-based Verge Fund is leveraging MegaPath’s EoC connection to ensure it has a reliable, high-quality Voice over IP (VoIP) and data connection for its employees and start-up companies.
“Before switching to MegaPath, the quality of our Voice over IP services did not meet our expectations, which led us to search for a new communications provider that could support our voice and data connectivity needs,” said Bill Bice, General Partner, Verge Fund. “We looked at all of the traditional fiber providers, but they are expensive. MegaPath offered the first realistic alternative to fiber and now we have a fiber-quality connection at a reasonable price point.”
After experiencing service quality issues with its VoIP connection, Verge Fund turned to MegaPath’s EoC offering and Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities to support its voice connectivity demands. MegaPath is providing the venture fund with a 20×20 EoC connection to support Verge Fund’s current requirements and future plans. MegaPath Hosted Voice will enable Verge Fund to reduce costs, increase productivity, and streamline communications with a comprehensive feature set including Find Me/Follow Me, Visual Voicemail and Mobility.
“Every company today, whether it’s a venture capital fund, a retail franchise or a large Fortune 1000 organization, wants to keep their communications costs as low as possible while maintaining high quality of service,” said Dan Foster, President, Business Markets, MegaPath. “Our work with Verge Fund demonstrates MegaPath’s ability to deliver a reliable, cost-effective voice and data solution that exceeds customer expectations. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Verge Fund and providing additional services to meet its evolving needs.”
To support demand in the region, MegaPath recently opened an Albuquerque field office. This office supports MegaPath’s recently completed nationwide EoC network expansion, as well as MegaPath’s comprehensive suite of voice, data, security and hosted IT services. EoC is now available in the top 50 markets across the United States including Austin, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Phoenix, and San Francisco.
To learn more about MegaPath’s relationship with Verge Fund, please see the Verge Fund Case Study.
MegaPath operates one of the largest end-to-end communications networks in the country, providing both commercial and wholesale services. The company provides a full range of data, voice, security and hosted IT services for small, medium and enterprise businesses nationwide, as well as wholesale solutions to the carrier and service-provider markets. MegaPath helps businesses 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, security and hosted IT services, please visit www.megapath.com.
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