Optimum Lightpath (news) [a subsidiary of Cablevision (NYSE:CVC, news, filings)] took away another customer from Verizon in the healthcare vertical, according to an announcement today. Jersey City based Horizon Health Center has revamped its voice and data services. Their 5Mbps copper based infrastructure is now a 100Mbps fiber-based infrastructure complete with hosted voice, saving money and restoring stability to their networks.
My question: they were running a health center with three facilities on 5Mbps? It's hard to run a small condo on that these days, let alone a multi-site business with 20 doctors, 150 employees, and 19,000 patients. It's not as if they are in a place where it's hard to get fiber - it's Jersey City. Ah well, I guess lots of mid-sized businesses run on that little bandwidth. More and more of them seem to be ready to move up the bandwidth food chain though, especially in healthcare.
I wonder if we may see Optimum Lightpath and/or Cablevision make a bigger move on the cloud as well. Seems like their fiber to the enterprise business might demand it at some point.
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