Wayne Township Saves Big with Optimum Lightpath Voice and Data Services
JERICHO, N.Y., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimum Lightpath(SM), an industry leader in providing advanced Ethernet-based communication services, announced today that it has selected Wayne Township as the first member of its Customer Spotlight program for 2009. A new customer, Wayne Township, New Jersey saves nearly $52,000 per year by utilizing the company's innovative voice and data services.
Each month, the Optimum Lightpath Customer Spotlight program recognizes an Optimum Lightpath customer that demonstrates innovation, market leadership, and the advancement of Carrier-class Ethernet services. By consolidating its voice and data services with Optimum Lightpath, Wayne Township not only realizes significant cost savings, but benefits from the added reliability, resiliency and scalability of the region's only fully-fiber optic business network.
An Optimum Lightpath customer since October 2001, Wayne Township had initially contracted Optimum Lightpath to provide Internet services. After an examination of its overall telecommunications budget, the township determined it could realize significant cost savings - nearly $52,000 per year - by consolidating phone and Internet services with Optimum Lightpath. As a result, the township no longer pays separately for long distance and regional phone service - which are included in Optimum Lightpath's flat fee for voice and data services.
"Now more than ever, municipalities of all sizes are looking to relieve budget pressures through immediate cost savings and limited capital outlay. Wayne Township is a perfect example of how a municipality can easily realize significant savings and efficiencies by combining voice and data services with Optimum Lightpath," said Dave Pistacchio, General Manager, Optimum Lightpath. "Our Ethernet-based communication services help municipalities establish a powerful infrastructure for communicating internally among their various agencies and externally with constituencies. With Optimum Lightpath, city and county governments can better serve their community; help boost economic development and lower operating and equipment costs."
Wayne Township's transition to Optimum Lightpath was seamless as the Optimum Lightpath system was implemented without disruptions to township employees and municipal officials.
"After consolidating my telephone, TV and Internet at home with one company, saving a significant amount of money, I asked our IT Department to evaluate if the town could do the same. In Wayne, we're always looking for creative ways to save our taxpayers money, and the decision to move to consolidated voice and data service with Optimum Lightpath is no exception," said Wayne Township Mayor Christopher P. Vergano.
"Consolidating voice and data service has rapidly become a viable solution for consumers, and its value can now be realized in private and public sector environments. Wayne Township is committed to remaining on the leading edge of technology once that technology proves to be a stable means of saving costs and creating operational efficiencies," said Scott Pasternak, Wayne Township Technology Director.
Optimum Lightpath's Internet/Voice service provides businesses with Internet access, as well as the ability to make and receive voice calls, over a dedicated Ethernet connection. It delivers cost-effective, high-bandwidth Internet connectivity at a variety of speeds, plus flat-rate voice service for a specified number of minutes per month (local, regional and U.S. domestic long distance), with no additional charges for voice facilities.
With more than 3,000 lit commercial buildings across the New York tri-state area, Optimum Lightpath's Intelligent Enterprise Network is designed with the scalability to deliver high bandwidth capacity and network speeds, and supported by built-in intelligence for optimized business performance.
Businesses interested in learning more about Optimum Lightpath's services can visit http://www.optimumlightpath.com/ or call 1-877-LIGHTPATH.
About Optimum Lightpath
Optimum Lightpath(SM), a division of Cablevision Systems Corporation , is an industry leader in providing advanced Ethernet-based data, Internet, voice, video transport solutions and managed services to businesses across the New York metropolitan area. Optimum Lightpath's Intelligent Enterprise Network is a highly reliable, resilient and scalable fiber-to-the-business-premises network extending more than 3,700 route miles and is connected to more than 3,000 buildings. Exclusively focused on meeting customer needs in the world's largest business market for 20 years, Optimum Lightpath has been continually recognized for its high level of customer service. For 10 straight years, the New York State Public Service Commission has given Optimum Lightpath its Commendation of Excellence. Optimum Lightpath has received many industry awards for innovation and leadership. For more information, visit http://www.optimumlightpath.com/.
Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation's leading media and entertainment companies. Its cable television operations serve more than 3 million households in the New York metropolitan area. The company's advanced telecommunications offerings include its iO TV(R) digital television, Optimum Online(R) high-speed Internet, Optimum Voice(R) digital voice-over-cable, and its Optimum Lightpath integrated business communications services. Cablevision operates several successful programming businesses, including AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv, through Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, and serves the New York area as publisher of Newsday and other niche publications through Newsday Media Group. In addition to these businesses, Cablevision owns Madison Square Garden and its sports teams, the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. The company also operates New York's famed Radio City Music Hall, the Beacon Theatre, and the Chicago Theatre, and owns and operates Clearview Cinemas.
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