October 29th, 2018
Municipal Broadband Leader NextLight™ Upgrades VoIP With Alianza Cloud Voice Platform
Alianza delivers enhanced features, improved reliability and simplified operations for Colorado’s first municipal ISP
LAS VEGAS—October 29, 2018—Alianza Inc., the cloud voice platform company, announced today that NextLightTM, the community-owned fiber-optic network ISP from Longmont Power & Communications, has selected Alianza for its next-generation VoIP solution. With Alianza’s turnkey software-as-a-service solution, NextLight is improving operations and its customers’ experience.
The City of Longmont launched NextLight as a municipal internet service in 2014. The network has since transformed Longmont into Colorado’s first Gig City, making symmetrical gigabit connections available citywide, and becoming the high-speed provider of choice for a majority of the city’s residents. In June, PC Magazine declared NextLight the fastest ISP in the nation. The National Civic League also cited NextLight as a factor when it named Longmont an All-America City in 2018.
NextLight is the latest ISP to migrate from a hosted softswitch solution to a modern cloud solution. Alianza’s APIs, proven migration process, and experienced team made for an easy upgrade. Alianza’s solution supports NextLight’s existing phone services and provides a platform for growth with new business cloud communication services. NextLight has integrated the Cloud Voice Platform with GLDS’ BroadHub customer management, billing and provisioning systems and Calix GigaCenters to eliminate swivel chair processes, automate customer life-cycle management and streamline operations.
“We are constantly innovating to deliver a better customer experience,” commented NextLight’s Anne Lutz, Director of Customer Service. “Alianza fits that mode and gives us a modern, agile, and easier to manage solution so we can deliver the best phone service portfolio for our customers, including expanded features.”
“NextLight is delivering a top-notch broadband portfolio for residents and businesses of Longmont,” commented Kevin Dundon, Alianza’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our partnership with Longmont provides the ISP with feature-rich and future-proof cloud communications services and creates a powerful service combination.”
Download Alianza’s white paper “Choosing the Right Cloud Voice Platform” to learn more about the requirements for selecting a next-generation VoIP solution.
Alianza is sponsoring Calix ConneXions, taking place Oct. 28-30 in Las Vegas. Visit Alianza’s cloud VoIP experts at booth 105 during the event.
Alianza makes cloud communications radically better for service providers. Our Cloud Voice Platform is a web-scale, turnkey virtualized software solution that enables cable, mobile, telco and other broadband providers to rapidly customize, launch and profit from VoIP and UC services. With our SaaS solution, voice becomes a robust broadband application and service providers realize massive simplification, new service possibilities and a lower total cost of ownership. This new way to deliver voice untangles service providers from the restraints of old-school voice networks and accelerates innovation and growth.
About Longmont Power & Communications
Longmont Power & Communications is a community-owned, not-for-profit electric and internet services utility that operates under the direction of Longmont City Council. Established in 1912, LPC’s goal is to deliver electric and communications services that provide outstanding value to its customer-owners. In 2014, LPC began to build and operate the NextLight fiber-optic broadband system, which is now the fastest ISP in the country and has made Longmont the first “gigabit city” in Colorado. To learn more, visit www.longmontcolorado.gov/lpc.
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