Adelphia Rides `Virtual Truck'4/30/2001 4:16 AM Eastern
BroadJump Inc. said Adelphia Communications Corp. has agreed to deploy its
'Virtual Truck Qualifier and Installer' software to about 150 affiliates that
offer cable-modem service. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
BroadJump's Virtual Truck software suite is designed to prequalify
subscribers for high-speed services and to allow subscribers to activate the
service from home, eliminating the need for expensive truck rolls and reducing
post-installation support calls.
BroadJump's software bundle enables Adelphia 'to not only provide a
user-friendly installation experience to our subscribers, but also to enable new
fulfillment models,' Adelphia executive vice president Michael Rigas said in a
Among those models, Adelphia, which serves 5.7 million cable subscribers,
said BroadJump's software will allow it to sell cable-modem service via retail
channels. The MSO added that it will rebrand the software under its 'Power Link'
In addition to cable-modem software, BroadJump also sells similar packages
designed for digital-subscriber-line and fixed-wireless connections. The
company's customer roster includes AT&T Broadband, Time Warner Cable, Road
Runner and Sprint Corp.