(Gawkwire) – Rio Networks, a locally owned and operated data, phone and cloud services provider in Oregon, announced today it is the dedicated telecom service provider for Portland-based Northwest International Student Exchange (NISE).
In business since 1983, NISE provides placement services for 1,000 high school age students each year. The organization offers high quality educational and cultural programs specifically designed to meet the needs of students, host families and communities.
According to Alix Nathan, CEO of NISE, the headquarters building in downtown Portland, is older construction and the phone system needed an upgrade. “Rio provided all of the telecom services we needed to enhance the existing copper wiring. In addition, they are very good in terms of their responsiveness. I can simply call 2 or 3 people and their customer service is what stands out.”
The Northwest International Student Exchange provides programming for inbound U.S. students and short and long-term programs. “We work with the U.S. State Department to further diplomacy efforts,” said Nathan. “Some students visit for longer than one year and go on to attend private schools and college.”
“We’re proud to provide connectivity to this organization with telephony, data and Internet services,” said Steve Barnett, vice president of sales and marketing for Rio Networks. “We consider ourselves fortunate to have a robust Oregon network that provides downtown Portland business with essential telecommunications services, ” he said.
About Rio Networks
Rio Networks is an Oregon owned and operated provider of leading edge business communication and cloud services including phone, email, data, Internet, and colocation. Coverage areas include Portland, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Woodburn, Salem, Albany, Corvallis, Eugene, Springfield, Redmond, Bend, La Pine, Roseburg, Grants Pass, Ashland and more. Rio Networks services the business communities of Oregon with an industry leading 96 percent customer satisfaction score. Rio Networks is wholly owned by the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Tribe, based in Roseburg, Ore. Contact Rio Networks to learn how your business can benefit from a next generation network and cloud based technologies. You can find Rio Networks online at http://www.rionetworks.com or call 877-700-4746.