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Press Release -- June 15th, 2010
Source: Optimum Lightpath
Tags: Ethernet, Video

Brooklyn Law School Makes The Switch To Optimum Lightpath For Better Value And Network Performance Capabilities

100 Year-Old Graduate Educational Institution More Than Doubles Internet Bandwidth Capacity, Improves Voice Services, While Cutting Costs

JERICHO, NY, JUNE 15, 2010 – Optimum Lightpath®, a market leader in Ethernet-based communication solutions for New York metropolitan area businesses, today announced that it has been selected by Brooklyn Law School to provide improved Internet and voice services to meet the 24/7 bandwidth demands of its student population. The 100 year-old graduate educational institution more than doubled its Internet bandwidth capacity and greatly improved voice service and reliability while cutting costs versus what was offered by the previous service provider.

Enhancing Campus Communications

“Access to information is at the heart of what allows our students and teachers to be successful every day and in a 24/7 access environment with bandwidth needs increasing all the time, it’s important that we work with a service provider that can help us meet these growing network demands,” said Phil Allred, Chief Information Officer, Brooklyn Law School. “Optimum Lightpath worked in true partnership with us to understand our network needs and deliver an advanced, affordable Internet and voice service that is less expensive than what we were paying previously. As our network needs continue to grow, we know Optimum Lightpath is ready to expand with us so that we can continue to deliver the very best to our teachers and students.”

The deployment, which impacts Brooklyn Law School’s 1,500 students, and 150 faculty and staff on campus and 11 nearby residence halls, is an example of the flexibility and value that Optimum Lightpath can provide in delivering services to customers of all sizes and from many different market sectors. Brooklyn Law School increased its Internet capacity from 45 megabits to 100 megabits while implementing an improved voice service that is more feature-rich and reliable than its previous copper-based solution.

“Optimum Lightpath works closely with its customers to understand their specific needs and deliver a solution that helps them continue to evolve and transform their business or organization,” said Julia McGrath, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Optimum Lightpath. “Whether overhauling an aging, high-cost voice system and providing redundant Internet capabilities or delivering industry-leading and highly innovative sector-focused products and services, we continue to be driven by delivering the value and performance that our customers have come to expect.”

The Role of Ethernet in Education

Metro Ethernet has emerged as an optimal telecommunications solution for schools and universities that are increasingly under pressure to meet educational standards and goals despite budget cuts and staffing limitations. Optimum Lightpath has enabled many institutions to cut costs while gaining an increase in bandwidth and greater flexibility to employ new digital learning tools and methods in the classroom and across campus. Optimum Lightpath powers smarter education by enabling faster, better and secure access to next-generation learning with reliable and competitive Ethernet-based communications solutions.

Optimum Lightpath has selected Brooklyn Law School for its Customer Spotlight of the Month for June 2010.

About Optimum Lightpath

Optimum Lightpath, a division of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC, news, filings), 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 Network is a highly reliable, resilient, and scalable fiber-to-the-business-premises network extending more than 3,900 route miles connecting more than 3,800 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 12 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 www.optimumlightpath.com.

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