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NuVox Communications Honored with Cisco Powered Network Designation
Oct 08, 2007 (12:10 PM EDT)

GREENVILLE, S.C., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- NuVox Communications, an integrated communications company, today announced it has earned the Cisco Powered Program Multiservice - IPVPN (Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network) service designation for its VoxNET Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) service. NuVox offers IP-based communications solutions including VoIP, MPLS VPN, and managed security services based on a Cisco network to business customers across the Southeast and Midwest.

NuVox's VoxNET service provides a wide area network solution with QoS levels to support a full range of business networking applications. VoxNET incorporates a private, secure network solution built on the company's core MPLS network, with comprehensive service level performance guarantees for latency, jitter, and packet loss. NuVox extends the MPLS network to the customer premise by deploying Cisco's 2400 series Integrated access devices (IADs) and their 2800 and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs), enabling the application of QoS policies at the customer edge. With VoxNET service, NuVox controls the quality of service all the way from the lowest speed customer link to the core.

"Cisco shares our vision that a robust IP network is the foundation for delivering business solutions that will provide our customers with the performance, flexibility, and financial benefits that these new services deliver," said Keith Coker, Chief Technology Officer for NuVox Communications. "By deploying Cisco's market leading technology, we are able to bring greater value to our customers and help them achieve their business goals."

For NuVox customers, VoxNET allows them to combine their local voice connection over the same bandwidth carrying private network connects. Further, with VoxNET, business customers receive detailed management reports on how their network is functioning, allowing them to proactively make adjustments as necessary.

"The Cisco Powered Program is designed to help participant managed service providers, like NuVox, envision, build and market new services and build revenue streams for a rapidly changing marketplace," said Al Safarikas, Senior Director of Managed Services Marketing, Cisco Systems. "Cisco is committed to being the leading enabler of integrated, innovative, scalable, high value managed services offerings. We are pleased to work with companies like NuVox that are implementing market leading services."

NuVox's participation in the Cisco Powered Program demonstrates to businesses NuVox's ability to provide industry-leading services based on Cisco solutions. NuVox also benefits from its Cisco Powered Program designation through joint marketing initiatives and technology sharing with Cisco.

About NuVox Communications:

NuVox Communications offers IP-based communications solutions including voice, data connectivity and storage, private networking, web hosting, and security services to over 90,000 business customers. The company has over 1 million voice and data lines in service, and annual revenues exceeding $500 million. NuVox serves customers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Tennessee. For more information, visit .

CONTACT: Susanne Hite for NuVox Communications, +1-864-672-5097,

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