TelCove chosen to build SONET infrastructure for Hunterdon Medical Center

August 9, 2004 Canonsburg, PA -- TelCove, a provider of telecommunications services to enterprise customers and carriers, today announced it has reached an agreement with Hunterdon Medical Center to provide the community hospital with high-speed data, Internet, and voice services.

Aug 9th, 2004

August 9, 2004 Canonsburg, PA -- TelCove, a provider of telecommunications services to enterprise customers and carriers, today announced it has reached an agreement with Hunterdon Medical Center to provide the community hospital with high-speed data, Internet, and voice services.

TelCove is building its fault tolerant SONET infrastructure into the main hospital building and central billing office. This will enable Hunterdon Medical Center to take advantage of the advanced security of being directly on TelCove's premium fiber network, entitling Hunterdon to TelCove's 100% Service Level Agreement for its data and Internet services. The three-year agreement calls for TelCove to provide Internet, and additional high-speed, point-to-point data services, linking the hospital and other affiliated locations, including a disaster recovery facility.

Hunterdon Medical Center, a member of Hunterdon Healthcare Systems, is a 176-bed, non-profit hospital that provides a full range of preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic inpatient and outpatient hospital and community services throughout Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

"Hunterdon Healthcare System is in a continuous growth mode as it currently supports twenty-one physical locations. Our next project will include a medical office building to be built in Clinton, NJ. As the demand for immediate access to online information grew rapidly in our organization, Information Services was faced with the challenge of expanding services, while reducing costs," said Glenn Mamary, chief information officer for Hunterdon Healthcare System. "TelCove will help us to meet this challenge."

"Just as we have found in many of our other markets across the eastern half of the US, the healthcare industry is a natural fit for TelCove's suite of fault tolerant Internet, data, and voice services," said Rob Sienrukos, TelCove's New Jersey general manager. "We are thrilled that Hunterdon Medical Center has placed its confidence in our ability to deliver these mission- critical services to meet their communications and disaster recovery needs."

TelCove has over 600 miles of local fiber that connects its New Jersey markets to its more than 10,000 long haul route miles and the rest of the 50 markets it serves across the eastern half of the UnitedUStates.

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