Sometimes, one is just in the right place at the right time.
Such was the case of Covad Wireless. The Silicon Valley company has become the somewhat-accidental provider of wireless broadband services for a major Las Vegas hotel. The arrangement with the Renaissance Las Vegas was spurred by an influx of conventioneers for the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show in January, explained Covad Director of Wireless Marketing Eric Warren.
Covad Communications Group Inc., a telecommunications company operating nationally in competition with AT&T Inc., said Tuesday that it is buying DataFlo Communications LLC of Chicago to stake out a wireless broadband presence here.
Voice and data communications provider Covad (covad.com) recently announced that its subsidiary NextWeb (nextweb.net) will provide wireless broadband through its channel partner DuTel (dutel.com) for the Emmy Awards, which will be held on August 27.