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Campus Tele-Video Buys X-Wires Broadband

Campus TeleVideo, which provides cable TV, data and voice services to colleges, has acquired X-Wires Broadband, an Internet management, resource and support services company specializing in higher education and other multiuser environments.
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based X-Wires Broadband, to be rebranded as Xwires Communications, provides custom cable TV, data and voice solutions to more than 175 buildings for more than 40 off-campus student housing property owners. It has three employees.
Campus TeleVideo, founded in 1984 and based in Greenwich, Conn., provides customized services, including programming, design, installation, maintenance and technical support, to more than 220 campuses nationwide.
X-Wires Broadband founder Ben Anderson has assumed the position of director of data services for Campus TeleVideo and the Xwires division. He and other Xwires employees will continue to operate out of Cedar Rapids.
"The addition of Xwires under the Campus TeleVideo umbrella allows us to add to our suite of existing ResNet solutions, offering a true one-stop-shop for higher education IT departments," CTV CEO Brian Benz said in a statement.
"Residential data service started as an add-on for higher education CIOs, but is becoming increasingly complex with issues such as technical support, security, bandwidth management and illegal file sharing. The growing trend of outsourcing these services allows CIOs to instead focus on mission critical administrative and teaching technology requirements."