|By Marketwired .||
|April 30, 2014 12:00 PM EDT||
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/14 -- WOW! Business, a communications and cloud service provider serving the Chicago area since 1999, is providing Ethernet services and has installed fiber connections to city hall, the fire department and public works building in Oak Forest, Illinois, enabling faster Internet access and other advanced broadband services. The fiber lines connect the buildings to the city's existing mesh network and are capable of providing connections at speeds scalable to 10 Gbps.
Oak Forest, a city about 25 miles outside downtown Chicago, is home to approximately 28,000 residents and 450 businesses. "These new dedicated fiber connections add to our broadband infrastructure and help allow our community to keep pace with new IT innovations and the benefits they provide," said Oak Forest IT Director Tom Rieman. "We selected WOW! Business for this project as much for their responsive customer service and focus on tailoring a solution that best fit our specific needs as we did for the company's technical expertise."
WOW! Business provides IP-based network, data, voice and cloud services for small and mid-sized business, enterprise, government and wholesale customers. The company owns and operates over 42,000 miles of local fiber-optic and coaxial networks in 19 U.S. markets, along with data centers that provide customers with scalable, low-latency access to national carrier backbones.
"We're grateful that Oak Forest selected WOW! Business for this important broadband infrastructure project," said Kelvin Fee, senior vice president, Midwest Region, for WOW! "We believe that one of the things that sets us apart from competitors is our strong focus on and commitment to smaller communities that don't often get the attention they deserve from other facilities-based service providers."
WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone is one of the nation's leading providers of Internet access, phone and cable TV serving the residential, business and wholesale carrier communities in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, South Dakota and the Southeast. WOW! Business provides services exclusively to the commercial sector with voice, VoIP, Internet and Cloud services over its own network. The company is dedicated to delighting customers with friendly, quality service at affordable prices. WOW! is privately held and controlled by Avista Capital Partners. For more information, please visit www.WOWforBusiness.com or www.wowway.com.