RealTime IT News Finds a Home on Thursday allied with NBC Internet Inc.'s portal, making its presence as a tenant on the portal's site.

The telecom comparison shopping firm, which tailors its services to small- and medium-sized businesses, will fill a slot on the business portal for the next year and a half. Financial terms were not disclosed. will be a premier provider of long distance, local, Internet dial-up, T1, DSL, bundled services and wireless sales and products to users.

While's service mirrors that of the popular Inc.'s shopping service, the key difference is in the make-up of its client base, said's Vice President of Sales, Andy Gordon. Gordon said caters to individual consumers; likes to sell to whole enterprises.

Telebright's play is not all that different from GetConnected's last move, when it agreed to become exclusive provider of consumer connectivity services for the e-finance leader Intuit Inc.'s Quicken brand software and site.

Chet Thaker, president and chief executive officer of, said small business portals, such as, see the importance in getting ahead of the pending explosion of online telecom sales.

To the best of both's and's knowledge, the alliance is the first agreement between a telecom shopping site and a major small business portal, which marks the arrival of online telecom shopping in the Internet marketplace.

While has racked up about 30 partners since its inception, is blooming fast, having signed more than 10 leading sites to partnership agreements in eight weeks.