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November 12, 2013

WOW! Acquires Bluemile Assets

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

WOW!, a provider of high-speed Internet, cable TV and phone serving communities in the Midwest and Southeast, has acquired the Columbus, OH data center, cloud and fiber assets of cloud service provider Bluemile. Bluemile will now operate as WOW! and become fully integrated within the WOW! company infrastructure. 

Thanks to the acquisition, WOW! will be able to expand its service capabilities throughout the US and will mark the company’s entry into the cloud infrastructure space. It will also add to the company's data center portfolio, plus providing new business network presence in New York City and Boston.

The acquisition will help WOW! to offer enhanced data center services.

"We are extremely excited to welcome the Bluemile team into the WOW! family," said Brad Cheedle, senior vice president, business services of WOW!.

"We look forward to building on WOW!'s existing reputation in Columbus as an exceptional service provider and employer,” said Cheedle.

He said that Bluemile's expertise in the cloud space will enhance the company’s ability to meet the current and future customer demands by directly addressing their mission-critical data networking and cloud infrastructure requirements.

“Our local coaxial fiber networks plus access to national carrier backbones will provide even greater efficiency, faster delivery, more bandwidth and security for virtual services used by Bluemile's existing customers," said Cheedle.

TMCnet reported in October that Centina Systems, a provider of service assurance and service quality management solutions, announced that its NetOmnia Cable Assurance solution has been selected by cable TV operator WOW!

WOW! had earlier deployed Centina’s NetOmnia Fault, Performance and Service Vision solutions.

According to officials from Centina, NetOmnia enables service providers to use a single solution to manage any infrastructure: network, systems, applications, facilities and security. The solution can be easily deployed and can be maintained and extended without programming or advanced training.

NetOmnia provides customer-centric visualization and monitoring capabilities that are technology-independent and do not require extensive ongoing resources to maintain complex correlation and suppression rules.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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