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Vonage Links Up with Linksys

11/08/2004 4:24 AM Eastern

Linksys’ “Wireless-G Broadband Router (WRT54GP2)” with two phone ports is now being bundled with Vonage Holdings Corp.’s voice-over-Internet-protocol service, the two companies said Monday.

The Cisco Systems Inc., unit’s WRT54GP2 includes a “Wireless-G Access Point”; a built-in four-port switch to connect wired-Ethernet devices; a router function so the entire network can securely share a single cable or digital-subscriber-line Internet connection; and two standard telephone jacks, allowing for multiple phone lines.

The Vonage-Linksys bundle will be available at more than 7,000 retail locations nationwide and through select electronic-retail partners, the companies said.

”The Wireless-G Router bundled with Vonage's service is the next step in modernizing an archaic telecommunications network,” Vonage chairman and CEO Jeffrey A. Citron said in a prepared statement.

“No longer will people be stuck in the past and tied down to communications systems that fail to offer true mobility," he added.

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