Alpheus Communications and GVTC Communications Sign NNI Agreement

Connections with Alpheus network will provide extensive coverage and connectivity to GVTC clients in major Texas markets

HOUSTON, TX – February 18, 2015 – Alpheus Communications today announced the signing of a network-to-network interface (NNI) agreement with GVTC Communications – giving the San Antonio area full-service communications provider two NNI connections – to expand its network coverage and ensure redundancy throughout central and southern Texas via Alpheus’ high-quality fiber network.

Alpheus owns and operates one of the most extensive fiber networks in Texas and has invested in the wide deployment of Ethernet services, reaching over 129,000 Ethernet-qualified locations in the state. GVTC will leverage Alpheus’ network to deliver services to a broader customer base throughout Texas.

“When evaluating NNI partners for serving our Texas customers, we wanted to ensure we chose a partner that placed emphasis in the same values we do as a business – superior customer service and reliability,” said Josh Pettiette, GVTC vice president of product, business development & strategic planning. “The combination of our capabilities and Alpheus’ deep Texas footprint gives us the network to expand our services to meet the needs of our current and future customers in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin.”

The NNI agreement between Alpheus and GVTC illustrates the growing trend of multi-location enterprises deploying MPLS and Ethernet networks for mission-critical applications. GVTC will leverage their NNI connections with Alpheus to focus on serving customers in key Texas metropolitan service areas (MSAs), including municipalities, school districts, financial institutions and government.

“We understand the critical need for GVTC to ensure their customers run on a backbone that is reliable and has potential for network and service expansion,” said Alpheus senior vice president of sales Matt Milliron. “We pride ourselves on the fact that our fiber network is one of the most extensive in Texas and our Ethernet service is widely available in major metro markets to deliver data, voice and video solutions. We are very pleased to partner with GVTC with this NNI agreement and uphold their mission to deliver superior services to their clients.”

About GVTC
GVTC is a full-service communications provider offering high-speed Internet, digital cable TV, phone and interactive home security monitoring to residential and business customers. GVTC is the first to deliver 1 Gbps Internet speeds to more than 40,000 customers in areas of far north San Antonio, the Texas Hill Country and South Central Texas. In June 2014, the company formed the GVTC Giga Region® with the cities of Boerne, Bulverde and Gonzales. Through this unique partnership, GVTC and the GigaRegion® cities will proactively market gigabit availability, along with the attributes of each city, to generate economic development for the area.

About Alpheus Communications
Alpheus Communications (www.alpheus.net) is a leading provider of Texas metro-regional fiber and networking solutions. With owned facilities in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley, Alpheus is flexible, content-neutral and responsive to customer needs when low-latency and uptime are essential. As the preferred fiber backbone for Metro Texas, Alpheus is in a unique position to support mission-critical information technology functions and cloud computing solutions through its resilient SSAE 16-compliant data center platforms for colocation and disaster recovery.

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Contact:
Carrie Kelly
Alpheus Communications
919-308-8771 (cell)
cnkelly@me.com