PAETEC delivers expanded fiber, Ethernet footprint to agent channel

PAETEC Holding Corp.’s newly acquired Intellifiber network and products are now available from PAETEC's channel partners nationwide.

PAETEC Holding Corp.’s newly acquired Intellifiber network and products are now available from PAETEC's channel partners nationwide.

PAETEC's additional fiber capabilities with Intellifiber are a result of the acquisition of Intellifiber in December 2010. Designed to meet the diverse needs of the agent channel, the Intellifiber portfolio includes tools for fiber, Ethernet, and custom network design and build projects.

"I've spent my career embracing the channel collaboratively and as a critical component of organic revenue growth," says Clint Heiden, president of Fiber Services. "These services have had incredible growth internally at Intellifiber, and I'm confident by extending our expertise, that our channel partners will immediately find ways to increase revenue and lower churn."

New capabilities now available for the agent channel include Ethernet (3 Mbps to 10G), Wavelengths (1G to 10G), SONET (DS1 to OC192), Ethernet over Copper (EoC), low-latency routes, and custom network builds. All products are available for both metro and long-haul applications.

PAETEC boasts a large EoC presence on the East Coast, with 275 fiber-fed central offices serving over 200,000 end user locations. In 2011, PAETEC will add another 160 central offices, doubling the end user coverage. PAETEC's low-latency routes gained through the acquisition include diverse networking, RTD SLAs, two-day service activation, and dedicated latency monitoring.

In addition to point-to-point connectivity, these access methods are also part of PAETEC's portfolio to serve businesses, including extensive network and managed services, cloud and data center solutions, and communications software to drive efficiency. All services are available through the existing PAETEC Channel Program. Training is available on an as-needed basis.

"These services allow us to become more strategic in our approach in serving our customers and more relevant to their long-term networking needs," explains Kristine Barton, director, solutions engineering at ARG, a PAETEC agent. "In today's market where larger, scalable bandwidth is in high demand, the PAETEC offering could not be more timely."

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