MegaPath Enables Mercy Housing Inc. to Cut Voice & Data Service Costs by 50 Percent National Affordable Housing Organization Uses Savings to Better Serve More than 141,000 Low Income Families, Seniors and People with Special Needs

PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MegaPath Corporation, one of the leading providers of managed data, voice, security and hosted IT services in North America, announced today that Mercy Housing Inc. has selected MegaPath's data and voice services to greater serve its mission to improve the lives of low income communities across the United States.

Through MegaPath's partnership with Global Communications Group (GCG), a leading provider of business telecommunications and networking solutions, Mercy Housing has implemented high quality data and Hosted VoIP solutions in more than 30 office locations, including San Francisco, Sacramento, Atlanta, Denver and Chicago.

"Within one week of our 30-day pilot program with MegaPath we concluded that we found a superior communications solution with advanced features, remote management capabilities and cost savings," said Jeff Truax, Vice President of Information Technology, Mercy Housing Inc. "We have more than 300 locations across the United States and our telecom expenses add up quickly. However, in our Sacramento office alone, by using MegaPath we are seeing more than 50 percent cost savings while doubling bandwidth and increasing overall functionality."

With MegaPath's Hosted Voice, companies can realize lower startup costs and monthly savings because there is no PBX equipment to buy or lease. There are also no maintenance contracts or fees for account changes — all that is needed are IP phones and a voice gateway connected to a modem or router.

"Our staff raves about the flexibility of MegaPath's Hosted Voice solution, which provides remote features that help them stay connected when they're away from their office helping others," said Truax. "From Find Me/Follow Me to Visual Voicemail, the new MegaPath solution is light years ahead of where we were just a few short months ago. I'm confident in saying that we have found a true partnership with MegaPath — one that can help us be more efficient so we can help others."

"Organizations like Mercy Housing provide inspiring and critical community services to those in need," said Dan Foster, President of Business Markets, MegaPath. "We are pleased to offer our high-quality communications services that immediately helped to reduce its costs and increase productivity."

To learn more about MegaPath's Hosted Voice solutions visit: http://www.megapath.com/voice/hosted/.

About Mercy Housing
Mercy Housing, a national not-for-profit affordable housing organization headquartered in Denver, has a presence in 43 states, serves more than 141,000 people on any given day and has participated in the development, financing or operation of more than 41,700 homes. Mercy Housing serves families, seniors and people with special needs (formerly homeless, people with HIV/AIDS and the developmentally disabled). For more information about Mercy Housing, please visit www.mercyhousing.org.

About MegaPath
MegaPath Corporation operates one of the largest end-to-end communications networks in the country, providing both commercial and wholesale services. The company provides a full range of data, voice, security and hosted IT services for small, medium and enterprise businesses nationwide, as well as wholesale solutions to the carrier and service-provider markets. MegaPath helps businesses easily and securely communicate between their headquarters, employees and business partners to lower costs, increase security and enhance employee productivity. To learn more about MegaPath's managed IP data, voice and security services, please visit www.megapath.com.

Media Contact:
Tony Welz
Welz & Weisel Communications
703-877-8101
tony@w2comm.com

SOURCE MegaPath Corporation



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