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Suddenlink, the seventh-largest cableco in the United States, has made its entry into the channel via master agency Telarus Inc.
"We are excited to begin selling ... through the agent channel," said Nathan Geick, head of Suddenlink's alternate sales channel. "Agents have a unique ability to sell voice and data solutions to medium-to-large enterprises."
The deal means Telarus agents now may sell Suddenlink's products – including metro Ethernet and high-capacity IP transport – to business clients in Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia and other parts of the country.
"We are humbled and excited to be the first master agency chosen to distribute services for Suddenlink, and are honored to be a part of their new channel program," said Adam Edwards, president of Telarus. "This partnership will create new and exciting selling opportunities to our community of independent sales agents and managed services providers."
Telarus is adding Suddenlink's availability and pricing to GeoQuote.