HILTON HEAD, S.C. — January 15, 2021— Hargray has entered an agreement with the Georgia Technology Authority to make available a robust suite of communications services including Internet, TV, phone, and managed services to Georgia government entities via the GTA Direct IT services program. Effective January 1, 2021, Hargray is a GTA-approved service provider, and state government entities can access top-quality IT services through the contract.

The GTA Direct program provides a quick path to managed IT services for Georgia agencies, local governments, colleges and universities, and boards of education statewide. The program includes a broad array of services from computing to telecommunications and network services, wireless services, hosted contact center services, and more. Customers can choose from a provider’s standard catalog or request a custom quote. GTA qualifies the vendors and provides light governance over the contracts, and then agencies can purchase services directly from the providers. It eases the burden of procurements for agencies, allows them to capitalize on the state’s purchasing power and gives them access to contracts tailored to government needs.

Eric Warren, Vice President Commercial Services, noted, “Hargray is committed to providing advanced communications solutions to empower people and communities throughout Georgia to connect and thrive. We are thrilled to participate in the GTA Direct IT services program to make our product suite, 100% fiber-optic network, and superior customer service available to local governments, agencies, and schools in a growing number of communities across the state.”

For more information about the program, visit hargray.com/gta

About Georgia Technology Authority (GTA)

The Georgia Technology Authority is a state agency that manages the delivery of IT infrastructure services to Georgia's executive branch agencies, as well as managed network services to 1,200 state and local government entities. GTA also offers public entities access to standardized contracts with a pool of industry-leading IT providers

About Hargray

Founded in 1947, Hargray is a regional telecommunications company providing advanced communications and entertainment services in a growing set of markets in the southeastern United States. Hargray delivers the most advanced technology and the best service for its customers and is active in the communities it serves by supporting a wide range of local charities, organizations, projects, and events.