CCI SYSTEMS AIDS IN EXPANDING VOICE SERVICES THROUGHOUT MICHIGAN
CCI joins Merit Network in providing IP based services
Iron Mountain, Mich. - CCI Systems is partnering with Merit Network, Inc. to provide affordable and flexible voice solutions to research and educational organizations in the Upper and Lower Peninsula of Michigan. MeritVoice, with the help of CCI, will be able to provide advanced voice over IP (VoIP) services, network equipment and around the clock technical support to its Members.
Merit Network and CCI are working collaboratively with the plans of expanding Merit’s fiber network and providing voice services to their Members. Using CCI’s knowledgeable engineers to design, engineer, configure and implement an IP Voice solution to work with their existing network, CCI was able to take a vital role in the expansion and delivery of MeritVoice.
“We are very pleased to provide enhanced cloud services, including voice and engineering solutions to Merit Network Members,” noted managing director of IP Services, Patrick Case. “Merit truly has the strongest fiber network in the state of Michigan, providing IP based service to government and educational organizations in Michigan.”
“MeritVoice is provisioned over Members’ MeritFiber connections, making it a complete converged service helping to reduce our Members’ costs,” said Leslie Williamson, director of services at Merit Network. “By providing flexible, cost effective solutions provided by CCI, we are able to meet our Members needs by integrating voice and data over our quality networks.”
The CCI and MeritVoice relationship will continue to grow with future plans to build additional networks in rural, off-network areas throughout Michigan. Together, CCI Systems and Merit will work to provide the most advanced voice solutions and technical support to Merit throughout Michigan and beyond.
About CCI Systems
CCI Systems, founded 50 years ago and based in Michigan, provides customers with complete, innovative and flexible network solutions including planning, engineering, construction, integration and support. For more information visit: www.ccisystems.com
About Merit Network
Merit Network Inc., a nonprofit corporation owned and governed by Michigan's public universities, owns and operates America's longest-running regional research and education network. In 1966, Michigan's public universities created Merit as a shared resource to help meet their common need for networking assistance. Since its formation, Merit Network has remained on the forefront of research and education networking expertise and services. Merit provides high-performance networking solutions to Michigan's public universities, colleges, K-12 organizations, libraries, state government, healthcare, and other non-profit organizations. For more information: www.merit.edu