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Mediacom Business Extends High Capacity Broadband to Springfield Commercial Properties

Published Friday, June 24, 2016 5:00 pm

Springfield, MO - June 23, 2016 - Mediacom Business, a division of Mediacom Communications
Corporation, today announced an initiative to extend its scalable, high-capacity broadband network to
hundreds of commercial properties in Springfield, MO. Dubbed Project Open Road, this effort to put
gigabit Internet speeds within immediate reach of more local businesses is part of Mediacom's
broader plan to invest $1 billion over the next 3 years to, among other projects, upgrade and expand
its national broadband network.
Dan Templin, Senior Vice President for Mediacom Business, said Project Open Road is an example
of Mediacom's overall mission to drive economic growth in the markets it serves by providing the
high-capacity broadband tools that businesses need to be successful.
Targeting unserved and underserved business locations in Springfield, Mediacom Business will build
its advanced broadband facilities to the doorstep of commercial properties, according to Mr. Templin.
"In certain areas of the city, construction costs and installation timeframes have been barriers to
connecting customers. The goal of Project Open Road is to eliminate those issues and give more
businesses the option of immediate serviceability."
Mr. Templin said Project Open Road will enhance the value of commercial buildings by connecting
those properties with the highest quality communications services available in the market. "In today's
highly competitive commercial real estate marketplace, high-capacity broadband accessibility is
absolutely necessary to attract and maintain quality tenants. Mediacom Business offers a superior
option for data and voice solutions over providers who use aging technology like DSL or T1 lines to
deliver service."
Mediacom Business has conducted extensive desktop surveys and physical walk-out studies to
identify commercial properties for network expansion. Over the next six months, the division will be
approaching property owners to request rights of entry. Once permission is granted, Mediacom
Business will be able to wire these locations and offer business tenants on each of these premises
high-speed connectivity.
Construction is expected to begin later this year and continue into additional designated market areas
through the first half of 2017. Interested property owners can find more information