DECEMBER 6, 2007 -- NexHorizon Communications Inc. says it has taken its first step toward consolidating multiple rural towns in southeast Colorado with the lighting of its first fiber in the state.
With its first two towns connected, the company says it will begin its upgrade strategy to offer full triple-play service. NexHorizon's current video service will be expanded to provide high-speed Internet service. The high-speed service is currently being tested and will begin being offered later this month, say company representatives.
"This is the first step to consolidating our distribution points and is the first step to create more cost efficient and manageable network infrastructure in the target area," explains Calvin D. Smiley, Sr., CEO of NexHorizon Communications. "Lighting this building in Colorado not only upgrades the existing network features and data rates but also allows us to maximize efficiencies and reduce operational and maintenance costs," he says. "This model in Colorado is consistent with our business plan, which not only allows us to provide advanced broadband services in rural communities but ensure that each network is scalable and more reliable by managing the network from a single point as opposed to multiple end points."
NexHorizon anticipates consolidating up to six rural towns in southeast Colorado in 2008. As the consolidation process continues, each town will be expanded to full triple-play service, say company representatives. NexHorizon says it is also testing its digital telephone service and anticipates that it will begin to offer this service in January 2008.
NexHorizon is focused on delivering broadband solutions to rural communities through strategic acquisitions and mergers. The company has closed on its first cable television system and has selected additional strategic cable television systems all to be upgraded and consolidated. NexHorizon says it plans to acquire additional rural cable television systems and synergistic technology to assist in executing its Strategic Business Plan.
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