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Comcast Inks VoIP Deals With Three Phone Providers

Alan Breznick
7/28/2005

In a flurry of announcements over the last two days, Comcast Corp. unveiled new deals with three different phone companies to back its nationwide rollout of voice over IP (VoIP) service. Comcast inked separate pacts with AT&T, Sprint and Level 3 Communications for transport and connectivity services across the U.S. Under the agreements, each of the three phone companies is providing network support for Comcast's new "Digital Voice" product in a different part of the country. The three are also providing backup support for each other. Neither Comcast nor its three partners would disclose how they're splitting up the nation. A Comcast spokeswoman said the deals are not related to the MSO's ambitions to enter the wireless telephony market. In a published report today, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications confirmed that they have formed a long-awaited cable industry consortium to offer wireless phone service.

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