Marquette, MI - Charter Business, the commercial services division of Charter Communications, will construct a fiber-optic Wide Area Network (WAN) for Lasco, a leading provider of Information Technology (IT) services to financial institutions and commercial businesses throughout the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Wisconsin. Utilization of the new network will provide Lasco and its clients with dramatically increased bandwidth - allowing a more efficient operation and offering the potential to provide additional bandwidth for future needs.
Lasco currently supports the financial services industry and commercial businesses throughout the U.P. and Wisconsin. The new WAN will allow Lasco to expand its technology solutions to over 60 financial and commercial client locations.
Lasco, which began operations in 1967, is an Information Technology service provider specializing in financial services, managed services, security, communications and other business applications.
Lasco is excited about their new relationship with Charter Business. "The ability to provide the newest communications technology to our client base and our prospective clients, allows us to grow and stay on the leading edge of the industry." says Tim Shandonay, Vice President of Information Technology at Lasco. "In addition, it will provide the scalability and capacity to facilitate the fast paced needs of our clients as technology continually changes."
"Establishing a fiber-optic WAN for Lasco's use helps them continue to provide cutting edge banking services in communities throughout the Upper Peninsula," said Sean Hayes, Vice President of Regional Field Operations for Charter, and a Munising resident. "A network such as this benefits and strengthens the business community in the U.P."
Charter Business provides fiber-optic WAN and Internet services to dozens of financial institutions, medical facilities, schools, local governments and other businesses throughout the Upper Peninsula.
The launch of the new Lasco network provided by Charter Business is scheduled for early 2013.
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Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter TV® video entertainment programming, Charter Internet® access, and Charter Phone®. Charter Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at www.charter.com.
About Charter Business
Charter Business, a division of Charter Communications, Inc, provides business organizations with scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions, including business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services and wireless backhaul. Catering to the unique broadband needs of business customers, Charter Business offers competitively priced bundled products over its state-of-the-art, fiber-based network, helping businesses in a variety of industries maximize efficiency while continuing to grow. Charter Business is Metro Ethernet Forum Certified. More information about Charter Business can be found at www.charter-business.com.
Lasco is a privately owned company. It was incorporated in 1967. Lasco is an Information Technology service bureau specializing in financial services, network maintenance and management, security, and other business applications. Lasco is an information technology leader in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. For additional information visit www.lascoinc.com or call 906-228-1051.