Lightower LogoProvident Bank of Montebello, New York, has selected Lightower to provide a customized Ethernet network to support the bank’s competitive strategy of delivering superior performance through technology.

Operating within a highly competitive business environment, Provident Bank operates Provident Bank Logomore than 30 branches across New York’s Hudson Valley region. Provident’s information technology (IT) group manages an ever-increasing demand for bandwidth, application support and mobile device support. Deploying its corporate infrastructure on a custom Ethernet network from Lightower allows Provident Bank to consolidate network services across all of its branch locations and unifies the bank’s networking services onto Lightower’s dense, all-fiber footprint.

“We’ve identified technology as one of our key strategic assets – our network is critical in helping us meet business objectives,” states Jim Florian, Provident Bank’s Vice President for Infrastructure Services. “Lightower’s robust backbone supports our evolving applications and solidifies our infrastructure onto a converged network that supports the company’s voice, data and video traffic. This allows us to reduce costs for maintenance, support and management. It also enables us to focus on other important areas like delivering operational efficiency, enhancing customer responsiveness and keeping our data secure.”

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