Spectrum Enterprise enters multi-year agreement with MiCTA

Sept. 26, 2023
This latest pact will make it easier for MiCTA’s non-profit members to upgrade their network.

Spectrum Enterprise announced a multi-year agreement with MiCTA (formerly known as Michigan Collegiate Telecommunications Association), a national group purchaser of technology solutions for its nonprofit members, including government, education, libraries, charitable and religious organizations.

The arrangement makes it easier for members to modernize their networks and enhance the digital experience for consumers and employees.

“The new agreement leverages the purchasing power of MiCTA, which is beneficial for members as they advance digital services through easy-to-manage technology contracts,” said Tim von Hoff, CEO of MiCTA. “The Spectrum Enterprise services and solutions offered enable members to simplify their IT operations and save time in the technology procurement process.”

Through this agreement, MiCTA members can access pre-negotiated pricing for technology solutions that enhance network operations from Spectrum Enterprise. These include internet connectivity (e.g., Fiber Internet Access, Spectrum Business Internet, Ethernet); managed services (e.g., Enterprise Network Edge Switch, Managed Network Edge, Managed Network Edge WiFi and Managed Network Edge Switch); security (e.g., Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection, Secure Access with Cisco Duo and Cloud Security with Cisco+ Secure Connect); Enterprise Trunking and Unified Communications.

Spectrum Enterprise has a national reach with dedicated, local account managers and has a fiber network backed by SLAs and 24/7/365 U.S.-based customer support.

Richard Twilley, Group Vice President, Vertical Markets, Spectrum Enterprise, said it is essential to serve MiCTA’s non-profit members, several of whom provide crucial services and support. MiCTA’s members include organizations that represent education, government, health care, libraries, the public sector, and religious and community and religious services.

“The nonprofit organizations that are MiCTA members play key roles in our communities, and it is important that their digital infrastructures are flexible and scalable to meet the evolving needs of those they serve,” he said. “Our agreement with MiCTA enables Spectrum Enterprise to more quickly help member organizations upgrade their digital infrastructure to address evolving technology trends, such as the growth in data-intensive and cloud-based applications and the network access and cybersecurity needs of a hybrid or remote workforce.”

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