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Covad Joins Frost and Sullivan in an Informative eBroadcast to Discuss VoIP Options for Businesses
Thursday June 1, 8:00 am ET
Panel of Analyst and Industry Experts Focuses on Efficiency, Cost Savings and Scalability of Network

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 1, 2006--Covad Communications Group, Inc. (AMEX:DVW - News), a leading national provider of integrated voice and data communications, will join together with analysts from Frost and Sullivan for a discussion today on the critical importance of Voice over IP (VoIP) for businesses seeking a competitive advantage. The "eBroadcast" will be available today at http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/ebroadcast.pag?eventid=67545066 at 2 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. PDT.

The session, "Can You Really Afford Not to Use VoIP? Leveraging the Options for Increased Business Value," will be led by Sam Masud, principal analyst, Carrier Infrastructure, ICT Practice, Frost and Sullivan; Prakash Nagpal, director of product strategy, Covad; and John Grady, director of product management, Covad.

"It is important that businesses understand the options available to them," according to Nagpal. "Different types of businesses need different solutions, and VoIP providers must work with each customer to ensure the service they are using gives them the maximum benefit."

"Advancements in VoIP technology have provided new ways to benefit from the convenience and cost savings of a converged service, as well as the advanced features provided by Covad's portfolio of VoIP solutions," adds Grady.

"Getting up to speed on VoIP facilitates businesses for growth," said Sam Masud, principal analyst, Carrier Infrastructure, ICT Practice, Frost and Sullivan. "Covad's experience as a provider of VoIP for businesses allows participants to understand more clearly how different VoIP solutions can work for them."

Covad offers hosted and premise-based VoIP, and is currently the market leader in hosted VoIP. The interactive question and answer session is being held in cooperation with IPTelephony (iPulse), TMCNet.com, VoIP Action and others.

About Covad

Covad is a leading nationwide provider of broadband voice and data communications. The company offers DSL, Voice Over IP, T1, Web hosting, managed security, IP and dial-up, broadband wireless, and bundled voice and data services directly through Covad's network and through Internet Service Providers, value-added resellers, telecommunications carriers and affinity groups to small and medium-sized businesses and home users. Covad broadband services are currently available across the nation in 44 states and 235 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and can be purchased by more than 57 million homes and businesses, which represent over 50 percent of all US homes and businesses. Corporate headquarters is located at 110 Rio Robles San Jose, CA 95134. Telephone: 1-888-GO-COVAD. Web Site: www.covad.com.

Covad Communications
Michael Doherty, 408-952-7431 (Media)
Robert Dougherty, 408-434-2130 (Investor Relations)

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