MegaPath Now the Largest National Operator of Ethernet Over Copper in the U.S.

Nationwide, MPLS-Enabled, IP Network Provides Alternative Access for Voice and Security Solutions with Performance for Enterprise and SMB Customers and Partners

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 17, 2012 MegaPath Corporation, one of the leading providers of managed data, voice, and security services in North America, today announced that as a result of its latest build out of central offices across the country, it is now the largest provider of on-net Ethernet over Copper (EoC) services in the United States.

MegaPath offers EoC on its network in 19 major markets and counting. Services are available in markets nationwide, including Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Dallas, Miami and San Francisco, reaching millions of businesses with symmetrical speeds up to 45 Mbps. Over the past year, MegaPath partners have broadened and continued to grow their businesses leveraging Ethernet as a viable alternative to T1 and Bonded T1 access. Ethernet delivers more bandwidth than traditional T1 or Bonded T1 services at a much lower cost.

"With the latest central office deployment, MegaPath has met its goal of becoming the single largest, national competitive operator of Ethernet over Copper in the country," said Brian Washburn, Research Director, Network Services, Current Analysis. "Beyond the traditional IP broadband services within its portfolio, MegaPath can offer more capacity at a lower price per bit, an attractive option for SMBs, distributed enterprises and MegaPath's wholesale partners, backed by strong service level agreements."

"The SMB and enterprise markets are demanding more affordable ways to get high bandwidth and Ethernet is delivering a reliable and secure solution at a breakneck pace," said Dan Foster, President, Business Markets, MegaPath. "We are extremely proud of the investment we've made in our secure to the core network serving more than 235 metro markets throughout the United States. Our partners and customers can now truly offer and receive Internet access via a best-fit solution without sacrificing speed or reliability."

"Our wholesale partners – both existing and new – have embraced MegaPath's broader rollout of Ethernet over Copper services," said David Williams, Senior Vice President, MegaPath Wholesale. "More than ever before, our partners can better target customers in the healthcare, media, professional services and education markets that leverage high bandwidth dependant applications."

MegaPath plans to continue investing in its Ethernet network and will announce new markets for Ethernet over Copper throughout 2012. For more information on MegaPath Wholesale's EoC services, visit http://www.megapathwholesale.com/products/ethernet/.

About MegaPath
MegaPath Corporation 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, and security services for small, medium, and enterprise businesses nationwide, as well as wholesale solutions to the carrier and service provider markets through one of the largest end-to-end networks in the country. 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, and security services, please visit www.megapath.com.

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