Fusion Selected to Connect Major East Coast University to the Cloud

Fusion's Cloud Solution Allows Internationally Recognized Institution to Leapfrog Over Legacy Infrastructure

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 01/05/16 -- Fusion (NASDAQ: FSNN), a leading provider of cloud services, announced today that a major East Coast University has signed a three year, $150,000 agreement to replace its costly and inefficient legacy communications infrastructure with Fusion's advanced, secure and reliable network connection to the cloud. The private institution, which is well respected for its outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and active graduate research programs, is housed in over 100 buildings spread across more than 200 acres. Fusion was selected in order to meet the university's need for a truly diverse, high quality communications solution that would allow the learning institution to securely access the many cost, efficiency and productivity benefits of the cloud while ensuring business continuity in the event of natural or other disaster.

The university selected the Fusion solution for the provider's robust, redundant and diverse national cloud network, which was designed to guarantee optimal network performance. The learning institution was also impressed by Fusion's powerful routing management portal that seamlessly distributes calls across multiple sites, ensuring that the university's communications can continue to flow during peak traffic periods or unforeseen interruptions in power or connectivity. While meeting the university's most immediate performance, network diversity and business continuity requirements, this initial cloud connection makes possible the future integration of additional Fusion cloud solutions, including cloud voice, connectivity, cloud computing, backup and recovery and secure file sharing.

"Fusion is delighted to deliver a flexible and reliable solution that maximizes the university's control over its own changing service environment, reducing costs in the process and increasing productivity and efficiency. Fusion's advanced, proprietary cloud platform combines intelligent routing features with a real-time routing capability that takes the challenge out of capacity planning and addresses call overflows during peak usage periods or any service-impacting event. Replacing the university's aging, legacy infrastructure with scalable, flexible and cost-effective cloud solutions will future-proof its investments and help this well-respected learning institution meet its rapidly expanding communications requirements," said Russell P. Markman, Fusion's President of Business Services.

About Fusion Connect
Fusion Connect is a next-generation managed communications service provider (MCSP) and Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) enabling mid-market and enterprise businesses to connect people and applications globally. We tailor our highly available cloud communication and connectivity services to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our services are backed by the industry’s most comprehensive service guarantee, which includes on-time installation and 100% availability for next-generation services. For more information, go to www.fusionconnect.com or call us at +1-888-301-1721.

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