We are providing a set of tools that democratizes information previously unavailable to consumers. Telecom is overdue for such a transparent tool and business customers will be able to make a fully-informed buying decision.
Cary, NC (PRWEB) March 21, 2011
Bandwidth.com, a nationwide supplier of Internet and voice services to small and medium sized businesses (SMBs), today announced the launch of Broadband.com which includes a host of new tools including an interactive map displaying business broadband pricing information nationwide. The broadband map tool quickly displays DSL availability, fiber-connected buildings, and Ethernet availability alongside other important data like pricing, quality, and true speed.
The new Broadband.com site leverages data from the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), national Internet service providers (ISPs), the Net Index database, and the recently launched National Broadband Map to provide the most comprehensive view of broadband coverage, pricing and performance in the country.
Broadband.com goes beyond just coverage mapping to give users statistics on real-world download and upload speeds, penetration of broadband services in the user’s local market, and real-time pricing.
“This is a big step forward for the Telecom industry,” said Joe Campbell, SVP and GM - Internet Services at Broadband.com. “We are providing a set of tools that democratizes information previously unavailable to consumers. Telecom is overdue for such a transparent tool and business customers will be able to make a fully-informed buying decision.”
Broadband.com’s all-new Broadband Map will provide a rich feature set, which enables users to:
- Find detailed information on Internet service from 9 of the top 10 ISPs
- Compare broadband speeds by city (see top 10 fastest markets and compare cities side by side)
- See average prices for high-speed broadband service by address and summarized by city
- Compare broadband penetration rates by city
- See how ISPs are performing city-by-city on key metrics such as quality of broadband and real-world speeds
- View DSL coverage areas
- View Ethernet-over-copper (a popular high speed business service) coverage areas
Broadband.com leverages partnerships with nine of the top 10 national ISPs to offer services directly to SMBs nationwide. SMBs looking to upgrade their Internet or procure new service will find more high-speed broadband options on Broadband.com than searching any other single provider’s website, including incumbents like AT&T, Verizon, or Qwest.
“Today’s businesses need more choice and transparency when selecting a partner for their Internet and communications services, said David Morken, CEO of Bandwidth.com. “Combining our nationwide coverage with a deep portfolio of affordable services and friendly customer service makes Broadband.com a very compelling place for businesses to buy Internet.”
Other key resources at the new Broadband.com include a comprehensive business Internet configuration tool, a broadband knowledge center, speed tests tools, and comparisons of the best markets for broadband connectivity by price, quality and speed. Coming soon, users will also be able to test the quality of their Internet connections.
For more information, or to find available coverage and services in your area, go to Broadband.com.
Bandwidth.com is among the nation's largest and fastest growing communication networks, providing services that demand millions of phone numbers annually and billions of minutes of calls for over 6,000 business customers in all fifty states, including industry leaders such as Skype and Pinger. For small and medium sized businesses, Bandwidth also provides integrated office phone systems, smartphones, and business-grade Internet connectivity.
Founded in 1999, Bandwidth is a profitable company located in Research Triangle Park, NC. For more information, please visit http://www.bandwidth.com/