Columbus, OH – July 29, 2020 – Horizon, a regional fiber broadband company based in Ohio, has been selected to provide 1 Gigabit of Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) to One Columbus.
One Columbus is an economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region which works with state and local partners to help existing businesses grow and compete, diversify the economy by attracting new businesses and support newly formed high-growth enterprises. As One Columbus continues to grow, so does their need for faster, more reliable technologies. The organization opted for Horizon’s 1 Gigabit DIA solution to help meet their future demands.
“One Columbus is proud to partner with Horizon,” says Chip Holcombe, Director of Investor Relations. “The new upgraded 1 Gig fiber connection will help our team better promote the Columbus region and serve our corporate clients. Together we will power through this current economic disruption and be recognized as the Midwest’s preferred business location.”
Horizon boasts a 99% customer retention rate with network support based locally in Columbus. The partnership between One Columbus and Horizon will provide state-of-the-art fiber connectivity and reliability that can help attract leading companies in the world to locate and invest in the region.
“Horizon takes great pride in being a true partner to our customers, not just an Internet vendor,” stated Glenn Lytle, CRO for Horizon. “We’ve been working with One Columbus for about a year now as we’ve been building our fiber network throughout Columbus. We’re thrilled to now be providing their Internet access which will help them better serve their customers and the region.”
Horizon has been developing fiber connectivity throughout southern Ohio for over a decade and now services Franklin and surrounding counties with Ethernet, Internet, Voice and data center connection services. To learn more about Horizon connectivity, visit: www.horizonconnects.com.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Horizon is a leading fiber-optic broadband carrier operating in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan. The extensive network offers high speed Ethernet, Dedicated Internet Access, dark fiber, wavelength, cloud communications and data center connection services primarily to business customers. Horizon’s entrepreneurial heritage, dating back 125 years, and long-standing commitment to remarkable customer care, ensures its devotion to connecting customers to their worlds through the delivery of cutting-edge fiber-optic technology.
Founded in 1981, Novacap, Horizon’s owner, is a leading Canadian private equity firm with $2.6 billion of assets under management. The firm’s unique investment approach, based on deep operational expertise and an active partnership with entrepreneurs, has helped accelerate growth and create long-term value for its numerous investee companies. With an experienced management team and substantial financial resources, Novacap is well positioned to continue building world-class companies. For more information, please visit www.novacap.ca
About One Columbus
As the economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region, One Columbus’ mission is to lead a comprehensive regional growth strategy that develops and attracts the world’s most competitive companies, grows a highly adaptive workforce, prepares our communities for the future, and inspires corporate, academic and public innovation throughout the Columbus Region. One Columbus expertly guides companies through the location decision process. Through strategic business outreach and customized research, the One Columbus team leverages public, private and institutional partnerships to grow the Columbus Region’s economy and strengthen its national and international competitiveness. Funding is received from more than 300 private organizations, local governments, academic institutions and JobsOhio. Learn more at ColumbusRegion.com.