Texas DIR Taps Accel Broadband Via RealCom

Accel Networks has announced a contract with the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) that will allow Accel to offer wireless broadband services to state and local government agencies at a discounted rate. The contract is designed to reduce costs and streamlines the procurement process by providing DIR customers with pre-negotiated discount rates that do not require a standard open-bid process.

“There’s a tremendous need for the wireless broadband services we provide all across Texas,” commented Mark Gianinni, CEO of Accel Networks. “We’re very pleased that it will now be easier and more cost-effective for state and local agencies to work with us.”

Accel provides broadband connectivity for data networks with fixed wireless broadband services that employ multicarrier reach. Many of the locations across Texas – particularly those in rural areas – are limited in their access to traditional terrestrial network broadband service such as DSL or frame relay. “This new contract will open new, cost-effective broadband options to government agencies who might otherwise have had limited or no broadband service options,” said Gianinni.

A local telecom agency, RealCom Solutions of Dallas, is named as the exclusive agent/reseller on the contract. RealCom Solutions will provide all pre- and post-sales support for DIR customers. “Through our relationship both with Accel Networks and Texas DIR, we can bring local, hands-on support for the government agencies in need of such a service,” commented Charlie Bogart, CEO of RealCom Solutions. “Our master agency has had momentous expansion this past year, contracts like those that DIR provides continue to fuel our overall growth strategy.”

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