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Kentucky State Fair Board Renews Contracts with Smart City Networks
6/30/2011
Smart City Networks announced that it will continue to serve as the exclusive information technology (IT) provider at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) and the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) in Louisville, KY. Smart City Networks was also named the preferred audiovisual (AV) service provider at these centers as well as the KFC Yum! Center.

Convention Communication Provisioners, Inc. (CCPI), a subsidiary of Smart City Networks, has been the service provider at the Louisville facilities since 2005. This contract renewal extends the facilities’ relationship with Smart City for an additional 7 years with an option for a 3-year extension. The AV services will be delivered through Smart City Networks’ partnership with C&H Audio Visual Services Inc.

“We are proud to have the opportunity to provide IT and AV services at these facilities and to continue to serve their customers,” said Mark Haley, president of Smart City Networks. “Events today often require both IT and AV services, so our partnership will benefit event customers by offering them one expert team that can meet all of their technology needs.”

Smart City Networks will be upgrading the network throughout KEC and KICC. This upgrade will include new fiber in several locations and will upgrade both KICC and KEC networks to a more robust infrastructure functioning out of one central location on a single Cisco platform. This will offer customers a faster connection on an even more reliable network. New access points throughout the facilities will also improve services offered in both venues.

“Our Kentucky team has always strived to provide the highest level of service to our customers and the facilities in Louisville,” said Daniel Dobson, Smart City Networks’ general manager for the Kentucky region. “We are all excited to continue our work in Kentucky and intend to maintain our high standards for service and technology, including the new infrastructure to be installed.”

“We are very excited to renew our contract for IT and AV services and look forward to a prosperous future working with Smart City Networks,” stated Linda Edwards, vice president of sales and marketing for the Kentucky State Fair Board. “We have always enjoyed an excellent level of customer service with them and know that it will continue into the coming years.”

Smart City Networks will continue to provide the KEC and KICC with high-speed Internet access using Ethernet protocols as well as offering turnkey data networking services, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs) and private networks.


About Smart City Networks
Founded in 1984, Smart City Networks is the nation’s largest provider of event technology in the convention industry. With corporate headquarters in Las Vegas, NV, Smart City Networks provides clients with design, installation and maintenance of data, voice, electrical and utility platforms, coupled with unparalleled voice, video and data network engineering, security and monitoring across the United States. Smart City Networks also provides services to more than 5,000 trade shows at more than 35 convention centers located in Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and the District of Columbia. For more information, go to www.smartcitynetworks.com.


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