MiCTA, a U.S. based, non-profit group purchasing organization located in Saginaw, Michigan, has named Lightower Fiber Networks as an approved supplier for delivering high bandwidth private line telecommunications, IP and colocation services. The Master Service Agreement will enable MiCTA members to purchase Lightower’s private line telecommunications, IP and specialty services at a discount.
Lightower’s proposal was selected as part of MiCTA’s competitive RFP process, which evaluates products and services on behalf of its nationwide membership. MiCTA’s master service agreements would deliver substantial cost savings to its members and eliminate the need for MiCTA members to conduct their own expensive and time-consuming individual RFPs.
“MiCTA is pleased to welcome Lightower as an approved vendor for high-bandwidth private line telecommunications, IP and specialty services,” said Tim von Hoff, Chief Operating Officer of MiCTA. “MiCTA members have expressed strong interest in high-capacity, fiber-based network infrastructure options and flexible colocation services. Lightower is well positioned to deliver these services to MiCTA members in their service areas.”
MiCTA, located in Saginaw, MI, represents thousands of higher education, K-12, healthcare, library, governmental and charitable entities. Nationally, MiCTA seeks to resolve common voice, video and data issues, provide helpful information, participate in legislative and regulatory telecommunications advocacy, and negotiate discounted purchase contracts for telecommunications and technology services for its members.
“For over 20 years, Lightower has designed and built all-fiber, high-performance networks for the most demanding applications,” said Doug Dalissandro, Chief Revenue Officer for Lightower. “Since we own and operate our own fiber network, we can customize unique solutions for our customers that others just can’t offer. Customers in education, government, healthcare and enterprise organizations all trust Lightower to deliver for their most demanding networking needs. Now, we look forward to bringing these capabilities to MiCTA members.”