January 30, 2006 (HOSTSEARCH) Web hosting and integrated voice and data communications provider Covad (http://www.covad.com) has signed a deal with CompUSA (http://www.compusa.com), a Dallas-based retailer and reseller of technology products and services, to provide business-class broadband services to each of its 168 stores across the United States.
"With this deal, CompUSA is strengthening its commitment to being the one-stop technology shop for small businesses," said Larry Mondry, President and CEO of CompUSA. "Total package offerings in a retail setting are a real need for the small business market. According to TechInsights, a survey by CompUSA, 76 percent of small business owners buying technology want service, support, and broad product offerings all from the same retailer."
"We are excited by the opportunity to offer Covad's small business broadband products through CompUSA, one of the nation's most recognizable and trusted business brands for technology solutions," said Charles Hoffman, Covad President and CEO. "Placement of Covad's business-class broadband services in selected business-focused retail locations represents an important addition to Covad's distribution channel strategy. Partnering with CompUSA will extend our reach into the key small business market."
Through Covad CompUSA will offer a full range of broadband access services including DSL. The company has chosen Covad's broadband service to support the Digital Services demonstration kiosks in each of its store locations. The services will begin mid-February.