MegaPath launches new introductory Ethernet speed promotion

MegaPath is trying to lure business more customers to sign up for its growing Ethernet portfolio by serving up a new suite of lower-speed service tiers.

Priced at $199 per month for both SMBs and enterprise customers in select markets, MegaPath's Basic Ethernet package includes a symmetric 2 Mbps and 3 Mbps service offering.

Serving as the foundation for these new offerings is its Ethernet over Copper (EoC) network. The service provider revealed that it "is on track to complete the previously announced expansion of its EoC network by June 2012."   

Already available in over 400 COs in the U.S., MegaPath's Ethernet service is being offered in several major metropolitan markets, including Atlanta, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Newark, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington D.C.

When the expansion is complete, the provider will extend its EoC services into eight new markets: Austin, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Newark, N.J., Portland, Ore., Sacramento and Tampa.

This expanded coverage will resonate with multisite businesses that are looking for alternative sources of Ethernet connectivity. It will also enable MegaPath to compete more effectively not only with cable operators but also other large competitive providers like Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) and XO (OTC BB: XOHO) that have also been aggressively expanding their own EoC footprints and offerings.

For more:
- see the release

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