BellSouth has allowed New Edge Networks to provide multi-site managed network services using frame relay and DSL technologies throughout its telephone operations in nine southern states.

Vancouver, WA-based New Edge Networks and its selling partners will be able to offer customers managed services using a full suite of access methods, including frame relay and DSL.

New Edge Networks gains access to about 1,325 BellSouth central office locations, including more than 1,065 sites where New Edge Networks or affiliate carriers had no prior presence.

“With its national backbone and agreements with other selling partners and carriers, New Edge Networks is an important addition to our wholesale distribution channel,” said Marc Cathey, sales assistant vice president for BellSouth. “This network implementation with New Edge Networks makes it easier for customers to have reach throughout our coverage area.”

The expansion is part of a New Edge Networks initiative called “BigFoot”, to provide national broadband connectivity enabling virtual private networks (VPN) and other IP-based services.

New Edge Networks: www.newedgenetworks.com

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