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September 09, 2010

AboveNet Adds MicroCorp as Master Agent to National Agent Program

By Anil Sharma
TMCnet Contributor

AboveNet, Inc., a provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, has added MicroCorp as a Master Agent to its National Agent Program.

Officials with AboveNet said that as the company’s Master Agent, MicroCorp will have access to an extensive portfolio of core metro services, including fiber optic infrastructure (dark fiber) and Ethernet and Wave connectivity.

Company officials said that as an AboveNet Master Agent, MicroCorp also will have the stellar support of AboveNet's back-office team which offers proven expertise in designing and building dedicated, high bandwidth, low latency fiber optic networks in top US markets and globally.

"MicroCorp is very excited to have AboveNet as a new partner," said Brad Miehl, president and chief executive officer of MicroCorp, in a statement.

Miehl said that MicroCorp agents and customers have expressed a clear need for expanded dark fiber and other high bandwidth, low latency services, and AboveNet's solutions are the perfect complement to the company’s portfolio.

The AboveNet Agent Program is quick and nimble, offering a fast turnaround on pricing, ordering and installation for MicroCorp end-users.

MicroCorp, a large and leading master agency, adds value to the AboveNet Agent Program by offering reach into another large community of agents whom often sell exclusively through MicroCorp.

"We understand MicroCorp to be a trend-setting, next-generation master agency, and the alliance is a natural next-step toward delivering our high bandwidth, low latency, value-added service portfolio to an expanded customer base in our metros," said Michael Brown, vice president of indirect and carrier sales at AboveNet.

“Our combined strengths in the metro markets form the foundation for a profitable and lasting relationship with MicroCorp and the end-users," said Brown.

Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi
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