Linksys Teams With Verizon, Best Buy, Intel

Cisco's Irvine-based Linksys division has announced new relationships with a number of other companies. Linksys said that it has signed an agreement with Verizon to include the company's VoIP phones in its services. Verizon will offer Linksys phone adapters for its new VoiceWing VoIP service, which allows Verizon customers to make low cost calls over the broadband connections. Linksys already has deals set with Vonage and AT&T for equipment. LinkSys also said that it has signed a deal with Best Buy to feature the company's products at the computer retailer in special Interactive Home Networking Zones, and will also bundle its wireless networking software tools with Intel's Centrino based notebook computers.