Tuesday, July 10, 2012

MegaPath in a Nutshell

So MegaPath is the combination of Speakeasy, Covad and MegaPath. They are doing about $550M in revenue. I sat through a webinar of theirs today. Basically this and this blog posts.

It's an interesting company. Their Yelp reviews are negative - and no one responds to them. That's not smart.

Covad wholesale is now MegaPath Wholesale with the largest Ethernet over Copper footprint. There are 600 Central Offices with ADTRAN Total Access 5000 gear to provide facilities-based EoC up to 20 MB.

They were one of the first to offer MPLS over DSL (and still do). MegaPath competed head-to-head with New Edge Networks for nationwide DSL and MPLS especially in the retail space. NEN is now EarthLink Business and pretty much won't talk about Layer 2 any more.

MegaPath is also a Broadsoft shop that acquired another one, IP5280, in January of 2012. Like Masergy buying Broadcore today to add some voice to the MPLS, MegaPath has SIP services to layer on top of the MPLS.

Fortinet is a long standing partner for security services. MegaPath has a Cisco Managed Services Master Certification with voice and VPN certifications and small business specialists. They also have some CCIE and CCSP talent on the payroll.

Besides copper service like DSL, T1 and EoC, they also offer Cable, Wireless and Satellite to offer a complete redundant package to SMB on one bill. For cable, they resell TWC, Suddenlink, Cablevision, Charter, Cox, Comcast and Armstrong - but not nationwide - there are coverage holes. No idea about WiMax and Satellite (VSAT).

MegaPath has 2 promotions:

$299 T1 in some markets.

2x2 EoC for $199 and 3x3 EoC for $299.

Like CenturyLink today, MegaPath offers Hosted Microsoft Exchange and Sharepoint. It kind of goes with selling Hosted Voice, right?

If interested, give the office a call at 813-963-5884.

1 comment:

Scottford said...

Believe all those negative Yelp reviews, and the ones on other sites. I have never in my life dealt with such obfuscating tech support and possibly illiterate billing staff. After a certified letter, phone calls, and multiple emails, they continue to bill me and send me to collections five months after I cancelled my account. And I cancelled my account after almost a solid month of no service. No internet. No phone.