Bresnan Business Services Goes Back To School In Billings


Bresnan Business Services has inked a contract to supply phone service to Billings, Mt. public schools.
The business unit of cable operator Bresnan Communications will provide phone service to the district, serving 15,500 students, beginning July 1.
This service will give Billings Public Schools a network-based "smart" telecommunications system with centralized intelligence, enabling the district to integrate multiple locations into a unified customizable communications system. This solution -- with monies earmarked under the Federal E-rate program, supplied by the Universal Services Fund -- also covers ongoing system upgrades and unlimited growth.
"We are pleased that Billings Public Schools recognized the value of our advanced network and look forward to upgrading their telecom services quickly," said Ted White, regional vice president of Bresnan Business Services, in a statement. "Our goal is to offer the most advanced and reliable services available in our markets at the best possible value, and I can't think of a better way to demonstrate that than increasing the services at the Billings School Districts while lowering their expenses."
Noted Billings School Districts director of technology Karen Palmer: "After identifying our needs, a move to Bresnan's hosted IP phone service made perfect sense for our district. Our number one priority is improved student safety and this system definitely provides that. We love the ability to centrally manage the system through an easy, elegant Web-based interface, and our users love the flexibility and features this system provides."