Covad, Megapath announce merger plans

According to Telecompaper we might be seeing a new ISP powerhouse on the horizon. Covad Communications and Megapath have announced a plan to merge their operations.

US voice and data communications provider Covad Communications and North American operator Megapath have announced plans to combine their operations. The merger could create one of the largest managed service local exchange carriers (MSLEC) in the US, pending state and federal regulator approvals. The combined businesses claim the largest Ethernet, DSL and T1 footprint in North America capable of providing a full range of internet, voice, security and VPN services nationwide. The combined businesses will be owned by Platinum and MegaPath investors. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the third quarter.


Author: Matt V - @emailkarma

Matthew Vernhout is a digital messaging industry veteran and Certified International Privacy Professional (Canada) (CIPP/C) with nearly two decades of experience in email marketing. Matthew is 250ok’s Director of Privacy, and he is currently the Vice Chair of the eec, after serving for several years as the Chair of their Advocacy Subcommittee. Matthew was recognized as the 2019 eec thought-leader of the year.

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