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Conterra Broadband Services’ Comprehensive Network Solution Enables Pennsylvania’s Red Lion Area School District to Roar

New fiber-based WAN enables district to implement high-tech initiatives

August 14, 2012 – Charlotte, NC – Conterra Broadband Services (“Conterra”), a national provider of high capacity, wide area network services specializing in underserved areas, has announced the completion of a high speed, fiber-based, broadband network for the Red Lion Area School District. Located in Southern York County Pennsylvania, the Red Lion Area School District is comprised of 7 elementary schools, a junior high and a comprehensive high school. Leveraging the power of educational technology, Red Lion has implemented a “Bring Your Own Technology” policy, which enables students to bring their personal computing and communications devices to school. This initiative created extraordinary peak-hour demand for bandwidth and Internet access during the school day.

When the resulting need for a comprehensive, cost effective network solution was identified, the Red Lion Area School District conducted an RFP process and selected Conterra to provide its wide area network services. Conterra already provided microwave links to a few of the schools, so the school district was confident that Conterra could deliver the reliable, scalable connectivity it required. “This newly built, fiber-based network brings technology and physical plant to a previously underserved area,” said Dennis Francis, President and Chief Operating Officer of Conterra Broadband Services. “Conterra’s solution offers the district a ubiquitous, broadband network that opens up new opportunities to leverage technology to transform education,” concluded Francis.
The Red Lion Area School District is already seeing benefits from this hybrid network, which incorporates the best attributes of microwave and fiber technology. The network has dramatically
increased the amount of bandwidth available to support applications such as distance learning, social media, web 2.0 and cloud-based solutions and is a platform that can support current and future security needs as well. According to Jared Mader, Director of Technology Services for the Red Lion Area School District, “with Conterra’s network, the bandwidth on the WAN will no longer be the limiting factor for performance.”

About Conterra Broadband Services

Conterra Broadband Services, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is a national provider of facilities-based broadband services for K-12, healthcare and government entities, wireless and wireline carriers, and select enterprises that require bandwidth intensive, carrier-grade data, video and voice transport services primarily in underserved areas throughout America. Conterra and its subsidiaries currently provide these services to over 1,000 K-12 schools, colleges, government and commercial sites throughout the United States, serving over one million students,
teachers and administrators. For more information about Conterra, visit or call 877-365-6701.

Conterra Broadband Services Goes Live with Centina Systems

Leading Mobile Ethernet Backhaul Provider Leverages NetOmniaM to Deliver Superior Improved Customer Experience and Improved Network Performance

PLANO, Texas–(BUS NESS W RE)–Centina Systems, a leading provider of service assur management solutions for communications service providers worldwide, announced today NetOmnia™ solution for Conterra Broadband Services. Conterra Broadband Services (“Conterra”) is the nation’s only hybrid alternative access provider focused on serving wireless and wireline carriers, schools, healthcare organizations and enterprises in underserved parts of America. Conterra provides wireless backhaul for the country’s largest carriers to some of the most challenging tower sites in the country.

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LR Live: Wireless Fiber Demand Fuels New Options

NEW YORK — Backhaul & 4G Core Strategies for Mobile Operators — The U.S. wireless industry still faces a major challenge in getting fiber to its cell towers and that hurdle is only getting higher as more towers are built to support Long Term Evolution (LTE) rolbuts, says Hunter Newby, CEO of Allied Fiber LLC Today, only about 30 percent of the 300,000 towers built in the U.S. have fiber, even as wireless service providers plan to build out four to sbc times as many towers in order to make the best use of their limited spectrum. “We need to understand the reality of what it is going to cost to build that and where we are going to build it,” Newby says.

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Conterra Telehealth Networks Initiates Broadband Service to Large, Southwestern Healthcare Group

Custom designed network provides secure, reliable, high speed access to electronic medical records and imaging and provides the platform to introduce new telemedicine applications
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Conterra® to Deliver High Speed Broadband Services to New Mexico Healthcare Network

New Mexico Healthcare Network to Receive High-Speed Broadband Connections from Conterra

Bridging America’s Healthcare Digital Divide

Charlotte, NC and Albuquerque, NM August 29, 2011- Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC (“Conterra”), a national broadband services company specializing in bringing unique bandwidth solutions to complex telecommunications projects in rural areas, has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide fiber-quality, high-speed wide area network services to Presbyterian Healthcare Services of Albuquerque, NM.
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