Tedeschi Food Shops Improves Customer Service and Credit Card Data Protection with MegaPath MPLS Network Upgrade Convenience Store Chain Leverages Industry-Leading MPLS Network with Ethernet over Copper, T1 and DSL Connectivity - As Well As PCI tools - to Improve Compliance and Business Communications

NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MegaPath Corp., one of the leading providers of managed data, voice, security and hosted IT services in North America, today announced that it has successfully completed an ambitious MPLS network upgrade for Tedeschi Food Shops, a Rockland, Mass.-based convenience store company with approximately 200 locations. With this upgrade, MegaPath is providing the company with seamless communications capabilities between its headquarters and stores.

"We were already using MegaPath for our network and we knew the team there shared our high standards for customer service. When we wanted to move forward with this major bandwidth boost, MegaPath was the logical choice for a scalable, full-featured, and cost-effective solution," said Doug New, Chief Information Officer, Tedeschi Food Shops. "Now, with MegaPath's Ethernet over Copper, T1 and DSL, we have a high-performance, cost-effective MPLS network solution in place that will enable us to deliver the best customer experience possible, while also enabling compliance with industry regulations."

"As an active member of the PCI Security Standards Council, the team at MegaPath has an in-depth understanding of the requirements and challenges that retailers face to maintain compliance with corporate and industry regulations," said Dan Foster, President, Business Markets, MegaPath. "That knowledge, combined with our high-performance MPLS network capabilities, enables customers like Tedeschi Food Shops to purchase our network and compliance services with the confidence that they have a reliable data connection to run their business and their sensitive corporate and customer data will remain secure."

MegaPath's MPLS network solution for Tedeschi uses a mix of Ethernet, T1 and DSL to enable Tedeschi to easily communicate between its headquarters and its store locations. The MegaPath solution enables the retailer to transmit emails, streamline order processing, send information for promotional materials to its stores, provide greater access to information and reporting services, and perform various other functions. In addition, the services allow for "grow as you go" speed enhancements to meet Tedeschi's future demands, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership of technology.

Tedeschi also implemented the MegaPath PCI Compliance Coverage package to address logging, transaction processing and other credit/debit sales mandates from the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). This offering enables MegaPath's retail customers to easily address the challenging PCI mandates and ensure that they are operating within industry regulations. In addition, it features Fortinet Unified Threat Management (UTM) solutions to deliver industry-leading protection, with Software as a Service (SaaS) options for Tedeschi that cover specific security requirements, company policies and regulatory directives.

About Tedeschi Food Shops
Established in 1923 in Rockland, Massachusetts, Tedeschi Food Shops, Inc. is one of New England's most trusted family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $600 million in annual revenue. The company operates 192 convenience store locations throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Tedeschi Food Shops prides itself on providing its customers with a family of quality proprietary brands: TD's Deli and Tedeschi Fresh Foods, Tedeschi Select, and Tedeschi Fuel.

About MegaPath
MegaPath 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, security and hosted IT services, please visit www.megapath.com.

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

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