Optimum Lightpath serves up service set for local government agencies

Optimum Lightpath has developed a new product line targeting the diverse needs of local government agencies in its New Jersey and New York service footprint.

Aptly titled Optimum Lightpath Government Services Suite, the new suite is centered on helping cash-strapped government agencies not only reduce their communications spend, but help them drive more interdepartmental collaboration and be more responsive to the constituencies they serve.

Supported by its fiber network, the product line includes: three new data service offerings (E-Line, V-Line and E-Link), an Internet/voice bundle, toll-free services and a conference bundle.

Offering point-to-point connections, E-Line offers a dedicated point-to-point data service to support single or multiple applications that don't require a pre-set amount of bandwidth, while V-Line uses a single Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC) to transmit information between locations. Rounding out the data service trio, E-Link can extend an agency's connectivity from their main location to remote offices.

Providing a bridge between the TDM and IP worlds, the Internet Voice Bundle offers users Internet access with the ability to terminate voice traffic from traditional or IP PBX to the PSTN over a dedicated Ethernet service. The Toll Free product offers switched or dedicated toll-free services, while the conference bundle incorporates audio and web conferencing in a single service.

Already, the service suite is gaining traction with Jefferson Township in New Jersey. By consolidating its phone and Internet services onto Optimum Lightpath, the township said it has been able to save $25,000 per year in communications costs.

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