May 5, 2005
By Colin C. Haley
Covad Communications (Quote, Chart) is now rooting for speedy approval of the SBC-AT&T combination.
The San Jose, Calif., DSL provider today announced that the carriers will continue to use Covad as a nationwide broadband partner when the merger becomes official next year.
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By Jeff Smith, Rocky Mountain News
January 14, 2005
Covad Communications plans to begin testing a service this month in Denver that would enable Internet service providers such as America Online and EarthLink to compete with Qwest Communications in providing local and long-distance telephone services.
The technology, which also will be tested in Atlanta and San Jose, Calif., marries traditional copper-line phone service with Internet calling, or voice over Internet protocol.
Story continues @ »www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/b···,00.html
by sashwa Thursday 13-Jan-2005
Its offering will allow its partners to deliver calls with Internet telephony features over regular copper lines. story continues..
By James S. Granelli, Times Staff Writer
Covad Communications Group Inc.
by mjf Tuesday 28-Sep-2004
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Last Thursday, the California Public Utilities Commission completed a rate-making proceeding to specify permanent rates for certain unbundled network elements (UNE), including UNE loops (UNE-L), unbundled loops with unbundled switching (UNE-P) and UNE T-1s. story continues..
by mjf Tuesday 28-Sep-2004
DSL competitor Covad Communications has no plan to change its $40 per month price in response to BellSouth, said spokesman Jon Yarian. Covad does not actively market its service in Kentucky though it continues to take orders online at www.covad.com.
Covad also supplies DSL for resale to companies such as Earthlink and AOL, which set their prices independently from Covad, Yarian said.
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by drake Sunday 29-Aug-2004
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 23, 2004--Covad Communications Group, Inc. story continues..
Covad Communications has decided not to hang up on residential DSL in Kentucky, despite its threats last month when the General Assembly passed a law exempting BellSouth and other major local phone carriers from broadband regulation.
Bill Weber, vice president of external affairs for Covad, said that changes in the final version of the law made it more palatable for Covad, a competitive Internet service provider.
The changes included guarantees that the phone companies would continue to provide wholesale lease access to the DSL-carrying portion of local phone lines to companies like Covad, along with the creation of a task force to examine broadband deployment in the state. Weber said Covad now will wait to see how broadband competitors are affected by the legislation.
Full Story at The Courier-Journal
By Timothy Roberts story continues..
AT&T Corp. is entering the broadband market in California through a partnership with Covad Communications Group Inc.
Covad Communications Group, Inc., a leading national broadband service provider of high-speed Internet and network access, today announced support for a phased approach to the migration of UNE-P customers to facilities-based competition using unbundled local loops (UNE-L) over the next few years.
"To date, the debate over UNE-P has focused on continued access to and pricing of the existing UNE-P platform for local competition," said James Kirkland, general counsel and senior vice president for Covad. "It is clearly critical that the consumers served by this platform, which many of our partners use, not be subject to disruption of service or rate shock. It is equally critical that commercial arrangements provide for a reasonable transition to alternative facilities-based forms of competition using unbundled local loops in conjunction with competitive carrier facilities.
"AT&T's recent proposal provides a thoughtful framework for further dialogue and commercial negotiations on these issues, and we hope that the incumbent phone companies will give it serious consideration."
Full Story at TMCnet
Qwest Communications International on Thursday announced the first commercial line-sharing agreement with a competitive DSL service provider since the Federal Communications Commission decided last summer to phase out its regulatory requirement of the practice.
Under the three-year agreement, Covad Communications will continue using Qwest's network to deliver broadband services within Qwest's local telephone region.
This is the first such agreement between an incumbent telephone company and a competitive service provider to be signed since the FCC's Triennial Review, which concluded that it would discontinue requiring the Baby Bells to share their lines with competitors.
Line sharing enables a company such as Covad to offer DSL (digital subscriber line) services over the same single home phone line that the local phone companies--BellSouth, Qwest, SBC Communications and Verizon Communications--use to provide voice service.
Continued at CNET News
Covad Communications, a nationwide high-speed Internet provider, plans to stop selling home DSL service in Kentucky if a bill to deregulate broadband becomes law when the General Assembly convenes next week.
BellSouth and other traditional telephone companies argue that the Federal Communications Commission already regulates Internet service, and that ending state control would encourage investment and spread broadband deployment throughout Kentucky.
Continued at The Courier-Journal
Covad Begins Receiving Broadband Orders from ACN as Part of Their Bundled Voice and Broadband Services
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 5, 2004--
Through Line-Splitting Technology, Covad and ACN Provide Customers in 19 States with Additional Choice in Bundled Voice and Broadband Services
Covad Communications Group, Inc. (OTCBB:COVD), a leading national broadband service provider of high-speed Internet and network access, announced today that it has started accepting broadband orders from ACN, a competitive local, long distance, wireless, Internet access, gas and electricity service provider for consumers and small businesses. ACN now offers local and long-distance telephone services bundled with Covad powered DSL broadband to their customers nationwide.
Document Details Shares to be Issued in Transaction story continues..
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 25, 2004--Covad Communications Group (OTCBB:COVD) today filed a Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission providing additional information about its proposed acquisition of GoBeam, Inc., a privately owned provider of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services, including details regarding shares that would be issued in the transaction.
On March 3, Covad signed an Agreement and Plan of Merger to acquire GoBeam, Inc., in all-stock transaction valued at $48 million.
By Tim Greene story continues..
Network World Fusion, 03/12/04
Covad Communications has been taking bold steps to establish itself as an early participant in selling converged network services to small and medium-sized businesses.
The most significant of these is the purchase of GoBeam, a provider of voice-over-IP services to businesses.
March 10, 2004, 5:05 PM PST story continues..
By Jim Hu
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
America Online on Thursday is expected to announce a partnership to offer broadband Internet service through Covad Communications Group.
The deal lets AOL offer its dial-up Internet subscribers speedier broadband access through Covad's digital subscriber line (DSL) service.
March 8, 2004 story continues..
Covad Communications Group Inc., announced full network and systems integration with New Edge Networks, allowing businesses and distributed enterprises to purchase business-class broadband services directly from Covad or its selected partners in 235 MSAs in 44 states.
Under the terms of a previously announced reciprocal service agreement, Covad is selling broadband services in small and midsized cities reachable through New Edge Networks.
March 3, 2004 story continues..
San Jose broadband service seller Covad Communications Group Inc. said it's buying GoBeam Inc., a privately-held Pleasanton Voice over Internet Protocol company, in an all-stock transaction valued at $48 million and expected to close in May.
Covad Partners with AT&T to Offer Bundled DSL and Voice Services in Three New States story continues..
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 25, 2004 -- Bundled Local, Long Distance and DSL Services Now Available in Missouri, Kansas and Pennsylvania
Covad Communications Group, Inc.
February 9, 2004, 12:55 PM PST story continues..
By Ben Charny
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Covad Communications Group announced plans to introduce a residential and business telephone service, a move that marks the entry of another top-tier broadband provider into the phone business.
The DSL service provider said on Monday it will begin selling unlimited local and long-distance calling to its business broadband customers by the end of the year.