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2012 Republican National Convention Names Bright House Networks Official Telecommunications Provider

Partnership Will Provide Wide Range of Services for Thousands of Attendees this August


Tampa, Fla.

With the goal of making the 2012 Republican National Convention the most seamlessly connected event possible, the Committee on Arrangements (COA) has selected Bright House Networks as the official telecommunications provider for the event, to be held August 27-30, 2012 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

In this capacity, Bright House Networks will be the exclusive vendor and provider of video, high speed data and wireline voice services to the COA and convention attendees, vendors and media. The company will offer a broad range of video and communications options, including dedicated access Internet services scalable from ten megabits per second (Mbps) to one gigabit per second (Gbps) and metro Ethernet.

“Bright House Networks is an ideal partner for us as we plan the 2012 Republican National Convention. We are pleased to welcome them as our telecommunications provider,” said convention Chief Executive Officer William Harris. “The company is committed to the Tampa Bay area, and it has one of the most advanced fiber optic networks available in the industry. Its services will be instrumental in helping delegates and members of the media communicate seamlessly during the convention.”

In anticipation of the increased network demand in Tampa, Bright House Networks plans to expand its fiber infrastructure around the Tampa Bay Times Forum and Tampa Convention Center. The company already operates one of the largest network infrastructures in the Tampa Bay area.

“We are thrilled to be working with the COA on the 2012 Republican National Convention in August,” said Bright House Networks Executive Vice President of Operations Kevin M. Hyman. “Our team is extremely dedicated to helping to make this convention a resounding success, and our advanced communications services will provide the infrastructure necessary to successfully handle the voice and data needs of the tens of thousands of attendees at the event.”

About the 2012 Republican National Convention

The 2012 Republican National Convention will be held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum from August 27-30, 2012. Nearly 50,000 visitors are expected to come to the Tampa Bay area for the event, including delegates, alternate delegates, members of the media and other guests. For more information about the 2012 Republican National Convention, please visit our website at, follow us on Twitter, @GOPconvention, or “Like” us on Facebook,

Paid for by the Committee on Arrangements for the 2012 Republican National Convention
  Phone: (813) 381-5588
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About Bright House Networks

Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the U.S. and the second largest in Florida, with technologically advanced systems located in five states including Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California.

Bright House Networks serves approximately 2.5 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data, home security and automation and voice services. The company also offers a strong portfolio of customizable, advanced business solutions for video, voice, data, cloud-based and managed services. The company is MEF-certified and also recently received the Cisco® Master Service Provider Certification under the Cisco Cloud and Managed Service Program, the first cable operator in the United States to achieve this designation. Bright House Networks also owns and operates exclusive, award-winning, local news and sports channels in its Florida markets. For more information about Bright House Networks, visit (

Further Information

Contact: James Davis
(813) 381-5588