Bright House Networks Business Solutions Donates Data Services to Tampa Bay WaVE

 Bright House Networks Business Solutions Donates Data Services to Tampa Bay

PR Newswire

TAMPA, Fla., April 18, 2013

TAMPA, Fla., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Bright House Networks Business
Solutions today announced that it has partnered with Tampa Bay WaVE, a
non-profit organization that helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into growing
technology ventures in Tampa Bay, Florida. As part of the partnership, Bright
House Networks donated a 200 Mbps high capacity, highly survivable fiber
Dedicated Internet Access connection to support the communication needs of the
organization as well as Tampa Bay WaVE's more than 100 member technology

The data services were set up at Tampa Bay WaVE's FirstWaVE Venture Center, a
16,000 square foot technology hub in downtown Tampa which was provided to
Tampa Bay WaVE as a result of a grant won from the U.S. Department of Commerce
in 2012, and began running on April 17. Bright House Networks' data services
donation will help offset Tampa Bay WaVE's budget and will allow the
start-ups, who work out of Tampa Bay WaVE's FirstWaVE Venture Center, to
operate faster and more efficiently.

"We are delighted to partner with the Tampa Bay WaVE to support technology
growth throughout the Tampa Bay area," said Craig Cowden, senior vice
president, Network Engineering and Operations, and Enterprise Solutions,
Bright House Networks. "Bright House Networks believes in serving the
community where we ourselves work and live, and are proud that the strength
and depth of our local network will help fuel the foundation's efforts. Tampa
Bay WaVE's mission aligns with our goals to help promote business growth and
success by investing in the innovative technology of the future."

"Bright House Networks' data services donation is a significant benefit to our
organization. It's crucial that we have the latest and greatest technology to
service the needs of our members and Bright House Networks generously stepped
up to make that happen," said Linda Olson, founder and president of Tampa Bay

About Bright House Networks
Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems
in the U.S. and the second largest in Florida, with technologically advanced
systems located in five states including Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan
and California.

Bright House Networks serves approximately 2.5 million customers who subscribe
to one or more of its video, high-speed data, home security and automation and
voice services. The company also offers a portfolio of customizable,
cutting-edge business solutions spanning Internet, MEF-certified Metro
Ethernet, WiFi, security, telephony, and video. Bright House Media Strategies,
the advertising arm of Bright House Networks, offers businesses advanced
targeted advertising solutions. Bright House Networks also owns and operates
exclusive local news and sports channels in its Florida markets. For more
information about Bright House Networks or our products and services, visit

About Tampa Bay WaVE
Tampa Bay WaVE is a non-profit providing entrepreneurs and innovators with
facilitated access to the resources, organizations, expertise and capital they
need to create technology-based companies that will be the foundation for
economic growth in the Tampa Bay region. With a grant from U.S. Commerce
Department and support from The University of South Florida and keystone
corporate sponsors including In-Rel Properties, Sykes Enterprises, AVI-SPL,
Florida Blue and Absolute Mobile Solutions, Tampa Bay WaVE is poised to
jumpstart innovation and economic growth. For more information, visit

SOURCE Bright House Networks

Contact: Bright House Networks, Lorelie Johnson, 407.210.3188,; or Tampa Bay WaVE, Holly Clifford,
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