SureWest Communications partners with NetStandard Inc

SureWest Communications partners with NetStandard Inc

Sep 6, 2011
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Surewest partners with Netstandard to provide information technology (IT) services to Kansas City customers.

ROSEVILLE, Calif., September 6, 2011 – SureWest Communications (NASDAQ: SURW) today announced an agreement with NetStandard Inc. to offer managed IT solutions for business customers in its Kansas City region. NetStandard delivers IT services designed to enhance performance and cut costs for small- to medium-sized businesses.

This partnership enables SureWest to expand its offerings to include outsourced IT services such as:

    • Hosted Microsoft Exchange
    • Managed Server Services
    • Managed Desktop Services
    • Managed Network Services
    • Data Back-up
    • Anti-virus Software
    • Disaster Recovery

“Our customers are always looking for ways to run their businesses more efficiently, and many do not have the resources needed to staff and maintain internal IT systems,” said Ed Butler, SureWest’s vice president of sales. “This partnership with NetStandard allows us to deliver an outsourced solution with predictable IT costs, greater efficiency and a single point of contact for all their IT needs.”

“This strategic partnership will enable SureWest to deliver enterprise-class IT solutions at a price that meets the needs of small and mid-size businesses,” said Jeff Melcher, CEO NetStandard Inc.  “In today’s economic climate, businesses are looking for ways to create strategic advantage and to do more with less.  By bundling NetStandard’s services in its solutions package, SureWest is ideally positioned to help area businesses gain efficiency and stay ahead of competitors with innovative technology.”

About NetStandard

NetStandard Inc. is a leading provider of information technology solutions for small to mid-size businesses nationwide.  Established in 1996 and headquartered in Kansas City, KS, NetStandard supports clients in a variety of industries including financial, healthcare, government and others.  NetStandard provides business customers with strategic, outsourced technology solutions. For more information, visit

About SureWest

SureWest Communications is a leading integrated communications provider and the bandwidth leader in the markets it serves. Headquartered in Northern California for more than 95 years, SureWest offers bundled residential and commercial services in the greater Sacramento and Kansas City regions that include IP-based digital and high-definition television, high-speed Internet, Voice over IP, and local and long distance telephone. SureWest was the nation’s first provider to launch residential HDTV over an IP network and offers one of the nation’s fastest symmetrical Internet services with speeds of up to 50 Mbps in each direction on its fiber-to-the-home network. For up-to-date information on products and services, visit the company on Facebook and Twitter.