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Sandler Partners Joins Alpheus Communications’ Channel Program

Alpheus Communications, a leading provider of Texas metro-regional fiber and networking solutions, has teamed with master agent Sandler Partners as it expands in Texas, where Alpheus can provide metro Ethernet service in 30 days or less to about 94,000 locations. Alpheus will help Sandler Partners deliver sophisticated networking solutions for voice, data and video transport, and connectivity to approximately 20 key data centers in Texas.

Alpheus delivers high-value products, including high-bandwidth transport, SIP trunking and dedicated Internet access service with symmetrical bandwidth upstream and downstream. Unlike offerings from other providers, Alpheus’ symmetrical data services create a reliable, high-quality data connection required for businesses to get optimal performance from SaaS solutions, cloud-based computing, and remotely hosted IT infrastructure and platforms.

In addition to the Alpheus portfolio of flexible networking solutions, Sandler Partners was attracted by Alpheus’ approach to customer care.

“Alpheus is very competitive on the pricing front, which is important given the current economic climate,” said Alan Sandler, founder and managing partner of Sandler Partners. “We’re already working with Alpheus to deliver solutions to customers in Texas, and the Alpheus team has been responsive throughout the process – from quick quotes to fast installs.”

By working with Alpheus, agents can realize immediate benefits, including fast installations and quick time-to-commission enabled by the flexibility of the Alpheus metro network and its fiber assets across Texas. Customers who choose Alpheus services can efficiently connect business locations throughout the state, and beyond, with a variety of network solutions such as MPLS and E-LAN. Likewise, Alpheus offers a number of transport options, including Ethernet, TDM and fiber.

“We are pleased to work with Alan Sandler and his senior carrier consultants because our shared commitment to personal account management ensures that customers get the high-quality technology and service they deserve,” said Matt Milliron, senior vice president, enterprise and channel sales for Alpheus Communications. “Already, our companies have identified several opportunities, and we’re eager to deliver our sophisticated network solutions to customers of Sandler Partners.”

Visit Alpheus at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, February 27-March 1

Agents are invited to meet with Alpheus at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas to learn more about the company’s channel program and support. Alpheus executives, including Matt Milliron, senior vice president, enterprise and channel sales, will be available to discuss the company’s full portfolio of service offerings and how agents can increase sales with Alpheus’ channel program. To schedule a meeting or to find out more about becoming an Alpheus agent, contact partner sales managers Mark Mohr at 713-336-6367 or [email protected], or James Knight, at 512-485-3904 or [email protected], or visit Alpheus on the web at www.alpheus.net.

About Sandler Partners

Sandler Partners is one of the telecommunications industry’s largest and most respected master agencies. A repeat honoree in the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies in 2010, 2011 and 2012, Sandler Partners serves the telecom agent community through a service-oriented model based on strategic partnership and shared success. Hundreds of the country’s leading communications consultants, IT experts, interconnects and phone vendors rely on Sandler Partners for carrier agreements, training, market knowledge, and on-demand sales engineering and closing support. For more information, visit www.sandlerpartners.com.

About Alpheus Communications

Alpheus Communications (http://www.alpheus.net) is a leading provider of Texas metro-regional fiber and networking solutions. With owned facilities in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley, Alpheus is flexible, content-neutral and responsive to customer needs when low-latency and uptime are essential. As the preferred fiber backbone for Metro Texas, Alpheus is in a unique position to support mission-critical information technology functions and cloud computing solutions through resilient SSAE 16-compliant data center platforms for colocation and disaster recovery.

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