Waynesboro, VA. – April 27, 2010. NTELOS Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:NTLS, news, filings), a leading provider of wireless and wireline communications services (branded as NTELOS) in Virginia and West Virginia, is pleased to announce that James Madison University has chosen NTELOS to provide advanced data services to its campus in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The 15-year agreement, which includes Internet bandwidth and connectivity to two host and nine remote sites over a diverse fiber optic ring, enables the University to deliver state-of-the-art broadband services to its entire campus community.
In making the announcement, David J. Keller, Executive Vice President of NTELOS Wireline said, “Our selection represents confidence in NTELOS’ expertise to deliver a state of the art communication solution to serve the University’s needs for years to come.”
The agreement, initially valued at $282,000 annually, enables more cost-effective and secure communications, over NTELOS’ secure IP Metro Ethernet fiber backbone. The agreement also allows James Madison to migrate legacy services to advanced IP services from nTelos. The tremendous bandwidth capacity of NTELOS’ fiber network is robust enough to support future high-bandwidth applications and services for further expansion.
Keller also announced an NTELOS initiative with the University to offer James Madison students internships in telecommunications, one of America’s most vital service industries.
NTELOS Holdings Corp. is an integrated communications provider with headquarters in Waynesboro, VA. NTELOS provides products and services to customers in Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Maryland and North Carolina, including wireless phone service, local and long distance telephone services, high capacity transport, data and voice services for Internet access and wide area networking and IPTV-based video services. Detailed information about NTELOS is available at www.ntelos.com.
Mike Minnis, 540.946.7290, email@example.com