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Tedeschi Food Shops Completes MPLS Network Upgrade

ROCKLAND, Mass. -- Tedeschi Food Shops completed an MPLS network upgrade in partnership with MegaPath Corp. Following the installation, the company now has seamless communications between its headquarters and nearly 200 convenience 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 financial officer for 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."

The MegaPath solution enables the retailer to transmit e-mails; 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, these services allow for "grow as you go" speed enhancements to meet Tedeschi's future demands, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership of the technology, according to the companies.

Tedeschi also implemented the MegaPath PCI Compliance Coverage package to address logging, transaction processing and other credit/debit sales mandates of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

"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, at 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."

Tedeschi Food Shops is a family-owned and -operated convenience store chain based in Rockland, Mass. The company’s portfolio consists of 192 stores throughout New England.


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