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NEWS BRIEFS

Posted: 2/2004

NEWS BRIEFS

Vonage Holdings Corp. has
announced a co-branded agreement with a third cable operator, CableAmerica,
to market unlimited local and long-distance phone service to consumers in four
states: Arizona, California, Michigan and Missouri.

Through broadband phone company Vonage, CableAmerica will
offer its customers unlimited calling throughout Canada and the United States
for $34.99.

Vonage, of Edison, N.J., has similar agreements with Advanced
Cable Communications, Armstrong Cable
and NuVision
Broadband owner Microwave Satellite Technologies Inc.

New Edge Networks Inc. and Airpath Wireless Inc. agree
to co-market broadband access and management solutions for wireless hotspots
throughout the United States. The agreement stipulates Airpath will recommend
New Edge as a preferred broadband access provider to Wi-Fi hotspots for existing
and prospective customers. In return, New Edge will recommend Airpath for
offering back-office management solutions such as billing, authorization, and
provisioning for free and pay hotspot models, as well as roaming settlement and
clearing.

Hostopia,
a provider of outsourced privatelabel e-mail and Web hosting to ISPs, cable
companies and other service providers, has expanded its network to The
NAP of the Americas
in Florida. Hostopias network operations began the move into the
750,000-square-foot Miami-area facility in October, completing equipment
installation, connectivity and going live in November. The NAP of the Americas
is one of the countrys biggest peering points where telecommunications
providers swap Internet traffic.

DSL.net Inc.,
which provides broadband services to businesses and other service providers, and
Atlanta-based Netifice Communications Inc. have
signed a wholesale agreement allowing Netifice to sell broadband access to its
VPN customers. In August, DSL.net signed an agreement to make its network
available to New Edge Networks Inc. in
the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.

AT&T Corp. and Covad Communications Group Inc. are
bringing their bundled broadband and voice services to homes in Illinois,
Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Texas,
Virginia and Wisconsin. AT&T plans to offer broadband service in all the
states where the Bedminster, N.J.-based company provides consumers bundled local
and long-distance phone service, but the company has specified no timeline.
AT&T had announced plans to expand local residential phone service to 35
states by the end of 2003.

Global Crossing Ltd. also
tapped the U.S. network of Covad Communications to
provide corporations IP VPN service, as well as frame relay, dedicated Internet
access and voice over IP services over DSL lines. Global Crossing says it plans
to offer VoIP services over DSL lines in early 2004 and is poised to expand DSL
access in other countries throughout Asia, Europe and Latin America. Earlier
this year, Global Crossing introduced IP VPN service over DSL lines in the
United Kingdom. Global Crossing emerged from bankruptcy in December with its
worldwide network intact nearly two years after collapsing under $12.4 billion
in debt (see story here).

Links
Advanced Cable Communications www.advancedcable.net
Airpath Wireless Inc. www.airpath.net
Armstrong Cable www.armstrongonewire.com
AT&T Corp. www.att.com
CableAmerica www.cableamerica.com
Covad Communications Group Inc. www.covad.com
DSL.net Inc. www.dsl.net
Hostopia www.hostopia.net
MCI www.mci.com
Microwave Satellite Technologies Inc. www.mst-online.com
Netifice Communications Inc. www.netifice.com
New Edge Networks Inc. www.newedgenetworks.com
The NAP of Americas www.napoftheamericas.net
Vonage Holdings Corp. www.vonage.com/corporate
Global Crossing Ltd. www.globalcrossing.com

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