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Horizon 6,000+ miles of fiber-optic network connects Ohio government agencies, businesses, schools, nonprofits, financial institutions and healthcare facilities with high-quality, highly reliable internet and unified communications services.

  • For a nonprofit organization that provides healthy living social programs to local neighborhoods, Horizon’s ability to provide large bandwidth and reliable performance was just the solution the YMCA needed to keep their in-need communities connected in the midst of a pandemic.

    With Horizon’s fiber-optic connectivity, the YMCA of Central Ohio was able to provide Learning Extension Centers, STEM opportunities through eSports and virtual classes, and provide necessary online resources for students.

    “We are grateful for this partnership with Horizon, which allows us to significantly improve our YMCA’s WiFi experience and access as we serve our communities through various virtual programs and platforms.” – Tony Collins, YMCA of Central Ohio CEO

    Click here to read our case study about how we helped the YMCA solve their bandwidth connectivity needs for a dozen Central Ohio locations.

  • Granville Township Fire Department (GTFD) is recognized as one of the top fire departments in the country. The ability to receive and respond to emergency alerts is crucial in maintaining their high standard of excellence.

    As the online services and digital demands of the community have increased, GTFD recognized that in order to keep pace, they’d need to evolve their network to meet such operational standards.

    “In firefighting, being able to communicate and act quickly is the difference between a quick recovery and a disaster. No fire department can afford to be held back by its network — That’s why I knew Horizon had to be our choice,” states Casey Curtis, Granville Township Fire Chief. “Their reputation for community commitment and service excellence mirrors ours, and their networking solutions are highly powerful while remaining cost effective. Now, our department and our communities have a foundation that we can depend on.”

    Click here to read our case study about how Horizon helped to solve Granville Township Fire Department networking security and speed concerns.

  • One Columbus is the economic development organization of the 11-county Columbus region, aligns with local and state partners to serve as the business location resource for companies across Central Ohio and around the world.

    The demands for IT needs are evolving and as One Columbus grew in size, scope and accomplishment, the need for faster and more reliable networking became a pressing challenge.

    Click here to read our case study on how Horizon helped One Columbus setup their connectivity for the demands of tomorrow.

  • The City of Heath is a family-friendly community that’s primed for growth. This city on the rise wanted to ensure a robust infrastructure that was capable of meeting the needs of its expanding businesses and families.

    The local government faced a need to interconnect and increase bandwidth for 8 municipal locations including City Hall, the Water Department, and Fire Stations. In stepped Horizon with their Dedicated Internet Solution.

    Click here to read our case study about how we helped the City of Heath solve their bandwidth connectivity needs.

  • The Southern Ohio Health Care Network (SOHCN), a collaborative of rural healthcare providers, serves more than 350 healthcare facilities operated by 18 different healthcare providers in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky. Authorized by the FCC, SOHCN supports quality care and telehealth and leverages purchasing power resulting in advantageous pricing and strong service level agreements.

    Expanding fiber broadband is crucial to ensuring the viability of SOHCN’s services and growing footprint. In 2021, SOHCN renewed its Master Service Agreement with Horizon, which originated in 2009, to continue leveraging Horizon’s industry-leading Metro Ethernet services, that deliver high levels of redundancy and diversity throughout the network.

    Click here to read our case study about how SOHCN members solve their connectivity needs using Horizon’s Ethernet solution.

  • For a healthcare provider with offices scattered across a large geographic region, the potential of a fiber-optic network that would connect all its offices and allow them to share medical records was the solution Hopewell had been looking for.

    The fiber-optic network that Horizon connected to Hopewell Health Centers’ offices bumped data transfer rates up from 5 megabits per second (Mbps) to 100 Mbps. That allows the 15 clinics to not only meet the original goal of network-wide record sharing but also to generally make their operations run smoother.

    Thanks to the fiber network, Hopewell Health Centers’ operations have taken advantage of voice over IP phone service, used video conferencing and even offered more healthcare services to more people.

    “With video conferencing, we can offer more mental health counseling to our patients because they can connect with psychologists and psychiatrists who have offices further away. We’ve been able to open new offices without having to worry about our time being eaten up by tech issues. Our people can just focus on their jobs. And we’re getting better service at less cost than we were before.

    They understand our challenges. It’s a refreshing change from when you usually have to speak with service providers who are outside the region, live elsewhere and just don’t get it. Now when Hopewell considers a new office, it gets Horizon involved at step one.” – Mark Bridenbaugh, CEO of Hopewell Health Centers

    Click here to read our case study about how we helped Hopewell Centers with their healthcare networking solutions and rural multi-location needs.

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