nTelos Wireless to be exclusive wireless provider for JMU Athletics
James Madison University’s Department of Athletics is pleased to announce that nTelos Wireless will remain the exclusive wireless provider of JMU Athletics. A communications partner of the program for over 20 years, nTelos Wireless has now extended the partnership with Dukes’ Athletics for the next five years with the potential for a pair of renewals at that time.
“As a Virginia-based company, it’s important for us to take an active role in the communities we serve,” Conrad Hunter, chief operating officer of nTelos Wireless, said. “This partnership is an example of our long term commitment to our community and is a true ‘win/win’ for all involved. The university’s athletic program represents excellence and this sponsorship allows us to show the JMU faculty, staff, and fans what we represent – the best value in wireless, nationwide coverage and commitment to serving the communities where we live, work and play.”
“We are very pleased to continue our relationship with nTelos as our exclusive wireless provider,” Director of Athletics Jeff Bourne commented. “There is a tremendous similarity between our organizations given our locations, fantastic history and very bright futures. The extension of this great partnership is an exciting victory for all of the JMU Nation.”
“This process took over nine months to complete, but every second was worth it,” Director of Corporate Partnerships Keith Bradshaw said. “We’re excited to have the privilege to continue our relationship and work with the excellent staff from nTelos Wireless. We look forward to the next five years of our partnership, especially as the JMU Nation grows even stronger with each season that passes.”
As part of the agreement, nTelos Wireless will be a “Team Madison” partner for the next five years as the exclusive wireless provider for JMU Athletics. nTelos Wireless will be the sole provider of phones to the Athletics staff while receiving new signage at Bridgeforth Stadium and University Park as well as sponsorship on MadiZONE broadcasts, with all live HD broadcasts free this season. nTelos Wireless will also continue their membership of the Duke Club as a donor and Club season ticket holder.
nTelos Wireless joins Coca-Cola and RMH Orthopedics and Sports Medicine as “Team Madison” partners. This group is the cornerstone of corporate partners, as each is the category exclusive sponsor and has a presence at all venues and sports.