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Bright House Networks Signs Agreement with Florida Polytechnic University

Will Provide Internet, Telecommunications and Television Services to New University



Orlando, Fla.

Bright House Networks Business Solutions today announced that it has been selected to provide High Speed Internet, telecommunications and television services to Florida Polytechnic University, which is scheduled to open in Lakeland, Florida, in the fall of 2014.

As part of the agreement, Bright House Networks will provide Florida Polytechnic University, a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) school, Metro Ethernet, Dedicated Internet Access, Hosted Voice and Video. Bright House Networks will also provide temporary services to accommodate staff moving onsite in the coming months.

“Bright House Networks’ understood exactly what we wanted to accomplish, and their solution was customized to our specific goals,” said Bryan Mehaffey, technology consultant, for Florida Polytechnic University. “We are pleased to begin working with Bright House Networks as we prepare to open our facility, and are confident that they have the skill sets and infrastructure to support our technology needs now and into the future.”

“Bright House Networks has the state of the art solutions that Florida Polytechnic requires as a STEM institution,” said Craig Cowden, senior vice president, Network Engineering, Operations and Enterprise Solutions, Bright House Networks. “Our customized solution will enable them to meet the needs of their students for many years to come, and our ability to scale our services will help keep costs in line as the university continues to grow.”

Bright House Networks Business Solutions offers a comprehensive portfolio of voice, data, cloud and managed services that can be customized to meet the communications needs of any organization. The company offers scalable solutions for clients to expand their level of service as needed, all delivered over its extensive and secure facilities-based IP core fiber network, which it owns and operates for best in class performance and reliability. The company also offers local 24x7x365 support, and dedicated local sales executives and solutions engineers.

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About Bright House Networks

Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the U.S. and the second largest in Florida, with technologically advanced systems located in five states including Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California and two of the top 20 DMAs.

Bright House Networks serves approximately 2.5 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data, home security and automation and voice services. Bright House Networks Business Solutions offers a strong portfolio of video, voice, data, and cloud-based solutions to the small and medium business segments. In addition, Bright House Networks Enterprise Solutions provides advanced, fiber-based telecommunication services to key industry verticals in the mid-market and carrier segments, including cloud-based hosted voice, managed security, and cell backhaul to wireless carriers. The company was recently re-certified as a Cisco® Master Service Provider under the Cisco Cloud and Managed Service Program, and was the first cable operator in the United States to achieve this designation. Bright House Networks also owns and operates exclusive, award-winning, local news and sports channels in its Florida markets.

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Brian Craven