BT signs agreement to use Covad’s network to provide business-class broadband to its US-based customers

February 8, 2005

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NEW YORK and SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Covad Communications Group and (OTCBB: COVD) BT (NYSE: BT) today announced an agreement whereby BT will use Covad’s nationwide network to provide business-class broadband to its U.S.-based customers.

Under the agreement, BT will work with Covad to offer all of Covad’s business-class broadband services in the 44 states, which include more than 900 cities, covered by Covad’s nationwide network.

“Covad’s nationwide broadband network and its high quality business class service enables BT to meet our U.S. customers’ needs for flexible and cost effective access,” said Kim Johnson, BT Americas General Manager of Product Operations. “Covad allows us to expand our US reach and offer our US customers a variety of cost effective ways to access their BT VPNs, according to their individual site requirements.”

“Our agreement with BT adds another major communications provider to our list of key strategic partners who turn to Covad for broadband support,” said Charles Hoffman, Covad president and chief executive officer. “As a Covad partner, BT can take advantage of our track record of delivering innovative and reliable business-class broadband services to keep their customers a step ahead.”

BT Group plc

Covad Communications Inc.

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