Cablevision Systems’ Optimum Business unit has set up an online portal that makes it easier for its resellers to do business.

Through the new portal, companies in Cablevision’s Optimum Business Partner Program will be able to create and generate letters of authorization, place orders, schedule implementations and track information.

Companies in the program offer data and video communication service solutions for home-based and small- and mid-size businesses.

Joseph Varello, Cablevision's vice president of small and medium business services, said: “Maintaining a protected and effective flow of information with our authorized resellers regarding the latest in product features, functionality and pricing is critical. We have created the portal to ensure that our resellers have the tools, technology and extensive support needed to stay competitive in the market.”

Last month, Optimum Business announced the availability of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Trunking, designed to deliver enterprise-quality voice to small businesses for exclusive distribution through this channel. The integrated telephony product is based on products available from Cisco and Microsoft utilizing the Optimum Voice SIP Trunking service.

Designed for small- and medium- or home-based-size businesses that require high-speed Internet and voice communications, Optimum Business provides flat rate pricing and reliable voice and data services. The Optimum Business offering includes Optimum Online and Optimum Voice, each for $29.95 per month for one year for new customers. For customers with four to 24 lines, each additional Optimum Voice line is available for $29.95 per line.

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