|Sprint and USA Companies to expand VoIP service|
Posted: 03-Aug-2004 [Source: Sprint]
[Sprint continues to partner with cable companies in providing VoIP services, this time with USA Companies in Nebraska.]
By David Twiddy, Kansas City, MO -- USA Companies, a cable and Internet service provider based in Kearney, Neb., has entered into an exclusive, 5-year agreement with Sprint to provide voice services to its subscribers in California, Montana and Nebraska.
Under this agreement, USA Companies can now offer voice-over-IP-based telephone service to 62,000 consumers in its territories in addition to its existing product portfolio of digital cable and high-speed Internet services.
This agreement marks a continued expansion for Sprint into partnerships with cable providers. Sprint is leveraging its telecom assets and communications expertise to help drive this expansion and deliver telephony and wireless solutions to the cable industry.
"Sprint's network, scale and expertise allow cable companies to get to market sooner than they would if they launched voice services on their own and avoid the expense of building a stand-alone infrastructure," said Ralph Hodge, senior vice president -- Cable Solutions, Sprint.
Partnering with Sprint enables cable operators to leverage Sprint's local, long-distance, wireless and IP networks, while taking advantage of Sprint's broad telecom expertise and management capabilities. It also frees up capital a cable operator would have invested in building a telecom infrastructure from the ground up.
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