Google Apps Coming to Main Street Broadband

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Main Street Broadband provides bundled email and productivity tools through Main Street Mail powered by Google

IKANO’s partnership with Google is an important milestone in the transformation of IKANO to a full service provider of best-of-breed hosted services for businesses and consumers

Main Street Broadband has announced today that it has partnered with IKANO Communications and is bringing Main Street Mail to its customers through Google Apps™. With Google Apps, Main Street Mail subscribers will now have access to Google’s popular email and communications tools such as Gmail with anti-spam and anti-virus protection, Google Docs collaboration, Google Calendar shared calendaring, Google Talk instant messaging, and a new customizable Main Street Broadband home page.

Customers will have the added benefit of accessing their Main Street Mail email, powered by Google, from any Internet-connected computer and most mobile devices – including Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices. Google Apps has also been released for the iPhone and will be available to Main Street Mail, giving them increased mobility and productivity while on the go.

“We are excited to bring Google Apps services to our subscribers with Main Street Mail,” said Mike Mies, Co-Founder and CEO. “Google Apps will deliver a better email experience due to improved webmail functionality and features. Customers will also enjoy productivity and collaboration tools. Documents and calendars can also be shared with co-workers, family and friends. Google Apps makes the user experience more fun and social.”

IKANO Communications, Inc., has partnered with Google to offer Google Apps migration and support services to Internet service providers seeking to upgrade and outsource mail and related communication services. "IKANO’s partnership with Google is an important milestone in the transformation of IKANO to a full service provider of best-of-breed hosted services for businesses and consumers,” said George Naspo, CEO of IKANO. “We handle all the infrastructure, IT management and end user support, so our customers can focus on what they do best.”

About Main Street Broadband
Main Street Broadband, LLC is a privately held wireless broadband service provider headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Together with its subsidiary, Broadband South LLC, Main Street is committed to bringing affordable high speed Internet access and digital phone service to the un-served and underserved markets in the southeast US. Main Street Broadband utilizes the latest in wireless broadband technology for both residential and business services to develop additional economic opportunities in communities and advance the quality of life for its residents. Main Street Broadband is aligned with its strategic partner Xiocom Wireless, Inc (http://www.xiocom.com), a global provider of integrated wireless broadband solutions. To learn more about Main Street Broadband, visit Main Street Broadband.

About IKANO Communications, Inc.
IKANO, founded in 1999, is a provider of IP solutions including Internet access, billing, customer support, hosting, portal, and email services. IKANO makes it easy for service providers to maintain a unique brand while eliminating the hassle of maintaining network contracts, servers, and call centers. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, the company has offices in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Toronto and offers services in the United States and Canada. IKANO is backed by leading industry investors, including Insight Venture Partners. Companies interested in learning more about IKANO should contact info (at)ikano (dot) com, or call 877.492.0121. For more information, visit http://www.ikano.com

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