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Partners Name Top 50 Channel Programs of 2011
August 24, 2011 - Article

Agents, dealers and VARs have named their favorite channel programs of 2011, creating the latest list of companies to earn Channel Partners magazine’s annual Top 50 Channel Programs award.

Qualified participants cast their votes for their preferred carriers, service providers, resellers, hardware and software vendors, and master agents, ranking them as standouts for factors including ease of doing business, quick quoting, responsiveness, extra support, higher commissions and better SPIFFs.

Channel Partners is proud to recognize the winners, from a ballot that fielded more than 2,300 votes from July 5-22. The winners were recognized at the Fall 2011 Channel Partners Conference & Expo, Aug. 24-26, in Chicago.

Chances are you already work with many of these companies. If you don’t, this designation may prompt you to look deeper into their channel programs — your peers enjoy working with these firms and have declared that loyalty with their votes. 

Here are the Top 50 Channel Programs of 2011, presented in alphabetical order:

8x8 Inc.
AboveNet Inc.
ACC Business
AireSpring Communications
AT&T Alliance Channel
Avaya Inc.
Broadvox LLC
CenturyLink Channel Alliance (formerly Qwest Communications Business Partner Program)
Cisco Systems Inc.
Comcast Business Class
EarthLink Business
EnTelegent Solutions
Ernest Communications Inc.
Global Crossing Ltd.
Integra Telecom Inc.
Intelisys Communications Inc.
Level 3 Communications
MASS Communications
McGraw Communications
MegaPath Inc.
MicroCorp Inc.
Microsoft Corp.
Nitel Inc.
PlanetOne Communications Inc.
Smoothstone IP Communications
Sprint Nextel Corp.
Star2Star Communications
Telarus Inc.
Telecom Brokerage Inc. (TBI)
TeleDomani Inc.
Telegration Inc.
TelePacific Communications Inc.
Time Warner Cable Business Class
TouchTone Communications
tw telecom inc.
US Signal
Venture Group Enterprises
Windstream Communications
World Telecom Group (WTG)
XO Communications Inc.

All 50 winners are featured in a downloadable Channel Program Guide available on Aug. 24; more information on these Top 50 Channel Programs, along with other programs in the industry, can be found in the online Channel Program Guide.
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