FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Granite Pledges to Keep Americans Connected
Will maintain critical infrastructure to help combat Coronavirus pandemic
QUINCY, Mass., – March 13, 2020 – Granite Telecommunications, LLC, a $1.5 billion provider of communications solutions to businesses and governmental agencies throughout North America, announced that it will join the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) pledge to “Keep Americans Connected” as the country responds to challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Granite recognizes the important role our customers play in responding to the spread of Coronavirus and its impact on daily life, and we are doing our part to help by continuing to deliver critical communications services at a time when it is needed most. Data and voice connectivity is essential to the work of our customers in healthcare, government and public safety. The same is equally true for businesses and schools as they strive to continue to deliver much needed services to the public, including expanded bandwidth and higher security.
Many businesses are pivoting towards higher capacity bandwidth and broader arrays of services to help them cope with the additional demands and to keep their customers and employees safe and healthy. Organizations face a significantly greater need for fast reliable internet access and communications services. Granite is standing with the FCC and others in the industry to ensure those needs remain fulfilled, despite the challenges we all face.
“We are proud of the work our teammates are performing – and applaud Chairman Pai and the entire FCC – for taking steps to keep Americans connected at this time of concern,” said CEO Rob Hale. “Each of our customers faces a unique set of challenges in the face the Coronavirus pandemic, and Granite is prepared to help them overcome those challenges and maintain critical communications services.”
Granite delivers one-stop communications solutions to multilocation businesses and government agencies throughout the United States and Canada. The $1.5 billion company serves more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100 companies in the United States, and has 1.75 million voice and data lines under management. Granite launched in 2002 and grew quickly by helping businesses to simplify sourcing and management of local and long distance phone services with one point of contact and one invoice for all their office locations nationwide. Today, Granite is the leader in aggregating Plain Old Telephone Services (POTS), and has extended its unique value proposition – “one company, one contact, one bill” – to include a range of advance business communications services, including Internet access, SD-WAN, wireless WAN, hosted PBX, SIP trunking, mobile voice and data, mobile device management, managed security, network integration and much more. Granite employs more than 2,300 people at its headquarters in Quincy, Mass., and nine regional offices nationwide. For more information, visit www.granitenet.com.
Jeremy Robison, Executive Assistant