Ecom Acquires Additional Internet Bandwidth

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Ecom, Inc.SM (Ecom) and airBand Communications Inc. have entered into an agreement for additional internet bandwidth to meet demand, increase performance and provide redundancy.

Ecom, Inc.SM (Ecom) and airBand Communications Inc. have entered into an agreement for additional internet bandwidth to meet demand, increase performance and provide redundancy.

Ecom processes more than 250,000 claims and over 1 million transactions each month. These claims come to Ecom through secure VPN connections via the internet. Ecom’s clients also access their claims and data through a secure web portal. “Maximum uptime of our system is imperative for our clients and therefore having a secondary, autonomous, internet presence is a key component of our contingency plan” says Kevin Calk, Ecom’s Vice President – Information Technology/ CPSO. “airBand provides us with an additional path to the internet which translates to minimal downtime in the event of a loss of our primary internet access point.” The airBand solution will also provide a migration path to higher bandwidth solutions, as business continues to grow Ecom can adjust the bandwidth to meet increased demand. “airBand is focused on working with innovative, high-growth companies like Ecom PPO to provide them with the redundancy, security and scalability that their business requires,” commented Lisa Kolczun, airBand’s Vice President of Marketing. “The immediate scalability of airBand’s wireless data solution will provide Ecom with an advantage in its ability to keep pace with customer demand.”

In addition to this service, Ecom has invested in an internet based teleconferencing solution which will allow them to take advantage of the additional bandwidth the airBand circuit provides.

About Ecom, Inc.

Ecom is dedicated to helping insurance companies and smaller businesses increase their profitability and shareholder value with a revolutionary approach to PPO management. Ecom has a proven performance record of taking complex, operational, technical, and/or financial issues and converting them into real-world, cost-effective solutions. Ecom provides total administration of the Virtual PPOSM network along with the most sophisticated Internet tools available to assist in tracking medical claims throughout the payment process. Ecom's client base consists of individual or small group health insurance carriers and self-funded employer groups that have saved millions of dollars per year by choosing Ecom. For more information visit or contact us via email at

About airBand Communications Inc.

airBand Communications Inc. is a broadband communications provider dedicated to helping businesses realize the full potential of their voice and data services. With a comprehensive portfolio of Voice over IP and high-speed data solutions, airBand provides its customers with the functionality and flexibility required to compete in an increasingly mobile business environment. Where possible, the company utilizes its fixed wireless network to bypass the local phone company and provide faster provisioning intervals, immediate scalability and complete redundancy for its customers. As a result, more than 1,500 businesses already count on airBand for their broadband service, including market leaders like Continental Airlines, Fujitsu, Solomon Smith Barney, Staubach and Web MD. airBand is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and more information about the company is available at

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