United Communications, Local Internet Service Provider, Partners with the Rutherford County E911 Center to Provide Enhanced Communications Services

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Murfreesboro, Tenn. - United Communications, Middle Tennessee's leading provider of fiber and fixed wireless internet services, and Middle Tennessee Electric, the state's largest electric cooperative, today announced that they have partnered to deliver a dark fiber ring to support the Rutherford County Emergency 911 internal telecommunication needs.

The announcement was made by William Bradford, president and CEO of United Communications, Chris Jones, president and CEO of Middle Tennessee Electric, in conjunction with Steve Smith, Rutherford County E.C.D./9-1-1 Director, at the Rutherford Co. 911 Center on Thursday, November 7th.

"Having a trusted, local provider of telecommunications will give the public service agencies of Rutherford County peace of mind that it has a local contact to ensure connectivity and reliability needed to run their town's communications services soundly," said William Bradford, president and CEO of United Communications. "Ultimately, this will allow Rutherford County 9-1-1 to better serve the community and furthers our commitment to expanding services in the region."

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"We appreciate the important role of Rutherford County E911, and we're proud to see this new partnership come to fruition," said Chris Jones, CEO of Middle Tennessee Electric.  "We are grateful for the trust Rutherford County E911 has placed in our partner, United Communications, to deliver best-of-class fiber and broadband services."

"The Rutherford County 911 Emergency Communications District is grateful for the opportunity to partner with United Communication and Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation for the implementation of our local 911 Emergency Services Information Network (ESInet)," said Steve Smith, Director of Rutherford County E.C.D./9-1-1. "Such a broadband powered network dedicated to public safety will not only assist our 911 district in meeting the new challenges presented by Next Generation 911 requirements, but will also provide additional resiliency and advance the capabilities of the Rutherford County ECD 911 System."

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