Bright House scores Florida Polytechnic contract

Bright House Networks announced today that it has secured a deal to provide high speed Internet, telecommunications and television services to Florida Polytechnic University.

The University, which will be a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) school, will open in Lakeland, Fla., in fall 2014. The Bright House agreement includes Metro Ethernet, dedicated Internet access, hosted voice and video.

"Bright House Networks' understood exactly what we wanted to accomplish, and their solution was customized to our specific goals," Bryan Mehaffey, technology consultant for Florida Polytechnic University, said in a prepared statement. "We are pleased to begin working with Bright House Networks as we prepare to open our facility, and are confident that they have the skill sets and infrastructure to support our technology needs now and into the future."

Bright House also recently reached a deal, negotiated through Time Warner Cable(NYSE: TWC), to broadcast Comcast(Nasdaq: CMCSA)-backed kids network Sprout in its markets, including Orlando, Fla., as well as an agreement to launch all-news network Al Jazeera America.

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