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Horizon Secures Ongoing Agreement as Fiber Provider for Major Midwest Health Care System

Horizon, a fiber-optic broadband company operating out of Columbus, Ohio, has been awarded a 5-year Master Service Agreement renewal from the Southern Ohio Health Care Network (SOHCN). SOHCN serves more than 350 healthcare facilities operated by 18 different healthcare providers in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky.

This vote of confidence from the SOHCN board is largely due to Horizon’s industry-leading Metro Ethernet services, which offer electronic redundancy and physical diversity for evolving healthcare network requirements. Accessibility to Horizon’s key personnel and unmatched customer service also played a large role in the decision.

“We pride ourselves on being a true partner that builds customized and sometimes complex network solutions that best fit our customers’ needs,” commented Glenn Lytle, Chief Revenue Officer for Horizon. “We have been able to anchor our network and expand with SOHCN to provide its members the best in fiber connectivity.”

Over the past decade, Horizon has built out SOHCN’s fiber network to 34 Ohio counties as part of the FCC Rural Health Care Pilot Program and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Broadband Technology Opportunity Program. Now, the SOHCN Board has chosen Horizon once again to continue as one of the primary fiber broadband providers for their expanding network.

“We are delighted to award this renewal to Horizon,” said Tom Reid, Board Appointed Project Coordinator for SOHCN. “We have a long partnership dating over a decade of developing this network. Both entities have seen significant expansion that really mirrors a similar footprint.”

Read the full press release here.

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