Bright House Networks Enterprise Solutions has signed an agreement to provide business services to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.

The non-profit crisis center will use Bright House Networks Enterprise Solutions’ dedicated Internet access (DIA), enterprise trunking and metro Ethernet services to better serve its patients.

The crisis center will work with Enterprise Solutions to build a data center that will serve as its primary voice and data hub, and offer failover and disaster recovery in the event of an outage. 

"Corporate partners like Bright House Networks Enterprise Solutions are so important to the mission of the Crisis Center," said Maria Porto-Duarte, chief financial officer, Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. "As we increase the range of our service delivery, it is imperative that we have a communications solution that can help us continue to expand our services as necessary."

Enterprise Solutions will also provide advanced trunk group routing and metro Ethernet between the crisis center's two locations, and increase its DIA speeds as needed.

"We are pleased to work with the Crisis Center to help serve the Tampa Bay community," said Craig Cowden, chief network officer and senior vice president of Enterprise Solutions, Bright House Networks. "We are dedicated to serving the communities that we live and work in, and our best-in-class communications solutions will ensure that the Crisis Center is able to meet its critical needs into the future."

In February Bright House Networks Enterprise Solutions said it was the first cable operator in the nation to achieve CiscoMaster Service Provider Certification