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Employee Spotlight – Communications Director, Ben Gallagher

With a background in strategic media communications, Ben Gallagher focuses on evangelizing GeoLinks’ services and efforts to close the digital divide through earned media opportunities.

 

  1. Let’s start with the basics, what’s your role at GeoLinks?

I’m the Communications Director. I do everything from media relations, to content development and work closely with our marketing and sales teams to ensure that our branding and voice remain consistent throughout all of our communications channels.

 

  1. What’s been your favorite part about working for GeoLinks so far?      

I’m someone who tries to challenge myself and GeoLinks has given me the opportunity to do that. I’ve learned a lot of new skills, developing in my own career while feeling that I can simultaneously bring value to the organization.

 

  1. What is one of the most interesting projects you’ve worked on during your career? 

I’ve had the opportunity work closely with emergency personnel and first responders during emergency situations. On issues ranging from flooding to wildfires, my role was to run communications in the Emergency Operations Center and ensure that one consistent message was being delivered to those affected in regard to emergency services, evacuation efforts, resources, etc.

 

  1. Outside of work, what is your favorite past time or hobby?

Spending time with my wife and kids. I have three little ones and they’re my favorite people in the world. So any time that I can take to hang out with them, I take advantage of.

 

  1. What’s something most of your coworkers don’t know about you?

I have been an amateur model on two occasions. Once was when I worked for a boating magazine and we didn’t have the budget for models so I was the only option. The other was when I was traveling abroad in Southeast Asia with my best friend and he somehow roped me into modeling men’s swimwear with him on the beaches of Singapore. It was humiliating and incredible at the same time.

 

  1. What is your favorite book/movie and why?

My favorite book is On The Road, by Jack Kerouac. I think it’s about freeing your mind and being authentic, which sounds easier to do than it actually is. My favorite movie is the Shawshank Redemption because it’s an illustration of what genuine human connection can help you get through.

 

  1. If you could go anywhere/do anything in the world for just one day, where would you go and what would you do?

I’d sit right behind the home dugout at Citi Field for a New York Mets game with my entire family. We’d probably be the loudest, most obnoxious fans in the park. It would be awesome.

 

  1. What are some of the qualities you need to have a successful career in communications?

You need to accept that you don’t know everything. Things are constantly changing and there are always better ways to do things as technology and the industry develop. That and having a thick skin, because you’re going to get ignored and you’re going to experience failure. But if you’re resilient and willing to learn, you’ll eventually land some big wins as long as you keep getting back up.

 

  1. What’s next…what are you most excited for when you think of the future with GeoLinks?

I’m excited for the opportunity to try new things, which is something that is always available at GeoLinks. Rebecca Mendoza, our Marketing Manager and I are starting a podcast soon. I’m looking forward to launching it and getting/forcing our colleagues to join us on the show!

Does Weather Affect Fixed Wireless?

Does Weather Affect Fixed Wireless?
October 10th, 2020 [UPDATED]
First Published January 4th, 2019

Can Weather Affect a Fixed Wireless Internet Connection?

The majority of businesses today have become intrinsically reliant on the Internet. From serving as an accessible means to communicate globally, to hosting e-commerce stores, to conducting online credit transactions and transfers, high-speed Internet connections have become paramount for businesses of all sizes. There are numerous broadband technologies to consider when shopping in today’s business marketplace— from DSL to copper, to fiber, to satellite, to fixed wireless Internet.

When exploring fixed wireless connections, a variety of questions may come to mind. For example, is fixed wireless Internet reliable? Is fixed wireless Internet affected by weather? Does fixed wireless Internet perform as well as a wired connection?

To answer these questions, let’s first take a step back and ask the foundational question, “what is fixed wireless Internet?

what is fixed wireless

What is Fixed Wireless Internet?

Fixed wireless provides high-speed broadband Internet access to a single location via radio waves. By utilizing antennas, towers, and an express line of sight (LoS) to transmit point-to-point and point-to-multi-point signals, fixed wireless technology is deployable in a fraction of the time – and for a fraction of the cost – of terrestrial fiber. Unlike a standard Wi-Fi connection, fixed wireless networks can be directionally focused to produce dedicated speeds of up to 10 Gbps. When configured correctly, fixed wireless technology can withstand extreme weather conditions such as heavy rain, high winds, and severe temperatures, both hot and cold, with the ability to operate over licensed or unlicensed wireless spectrum.

Why Has Fixed Wireless Internet Developed a Bad Reputation?

Although trusted and utilized by global militaries and law enforcement for upwards of a century, over the years of perfecting fixed wireless for commercial use, many small carriers deployed inexpensive equipment that operated across only one frequency. This practice caused a multitude of problems, including interference from other links in the surrounding area. The result? A deceiving reputation for being slow, unreliable, and inferior to wired networks.

Another common misconception that has been tagged to fixed wireless technology is that it is equivalent to satellite Internet quality of service (QoS). Satellite Internet, which is notoriously known for its high latency, operates by transmitting signals from a dish to a satellite orbiting more than 20,000 miles above the earth. This distance is drastically different than a 20-mile point-to-point fixed wireless link.

GeoLinks has put all the misconceptions about fixed wireless Internet to rest in our article “8 Facts to Set the Record Straight About Fixed Wireless Internet”.

Here are the highlights:

  • Fact 1: Fixed wireless Internet is not the same as satellite Internet
  • Fact 2: Fixed wireless Internet Is just as reliable as fiber
  • Fact 3: Fixed wireless Internet is not just a rural solution
  • Fact 4: Fixed wireless Internet can be installed rapidly
  • Fact 5: Fixed wireless radio technology is safe
  • Fact 6: Fixed wireless Internet is much more than a backup solution
  • Fact 7: Fixed wireless Internet is secure
  • Fact 8: Fixed wireless Internet works in any weather

Today’s Commercial High-Speed Fixed Wireless Internet Technology

As with all types of broadband connections, fixed wireless speeds and service varies from provider to provider. From technical equipment upgrades to improved and simplified network management through software, commercial fixed wireless networks have advanced rapidly in recent years. When topped off with the ability to combine and switch between more diversified spectrum links (both licensed and unlicensed), properly-deployed modern fixed wireless networks can deliver gigabit connection speeds that rival fiber connections.

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Fixed Wireless Internet and the Weather

When we think of our Internet connection transmitting data wirelessly, the effects of weather can be a natural concern. Thus, it’s no surprise that fixed wireless providers are often asked, “Does weather affect fixed wireless Internet?”

The answer? Yes, it can if it’s not deployed correctly – and that is one of the primary reasons the technology gets overlooked. However, with informed engineering and experience, fixed wireless networks can be unaffected by weather. For example, before building out any wireless network, GeoLinks’ in-house engineering team first looks at an area’s terrain, historical weather patterns, rain fade, and thermal ducting. Based on the data collected and considering the distance of the shot and required bandwidth, they choose the best frequency or frequencies and carrier-grade equipment for the specific region and build. With multiple failover paths, every GeoLinks network eventually connects to a fiber optic backbone to ensure true network redundancy. The result? A stable, high-speed fixed wireless network designed to withstand the elements.

Plus, GeoLinks can craft a disaster recovery plan for your business to help you combat any weather event or natural disaster you encounter.

Why Should Your Business Implement Fixed Wireless Internet?

In addition to being weather-proof, Fixed Wireless Internet is:

  • Quick to deploy – fixed wireless Internet networks can be deployed in a fraction of the time of competing wired technologies.
  • Cost-effective – by avoiding costly trenching, fixed wireless Internet networks are far less expensive to build and have a lower impact on the environment.
  • Widely available – because they use radio waves, fixed wireless Internet networks can reach areas “off the grid,” such as rural America.
  • Uptime – Fixed wireless Internet networks have multipoint redundancy built-in. This provides always-on connectivity with close to 100% uptime.

Comparing Fixed Wireless Internet to other Business Internet Options

Fixed Wireless Business Internet Comparison Chart 



GeoLinks’ Fixed Wireless Internet Case Studies – Proof of Concept

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Multi-Site Locations:

A great case study to prove the potential of a well-constructed fixed wireless network is GeoLinks’ project with global coffee distributor Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. In 2016, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf was slated to open a series of new locations in Southern California in just 20 days and needed more than 30 circuits to support their public Wi-Fi and POS systems. The company initially contracted to provide a terrestrial connection was projecting massive delays and restrictions of available bandwidth. To meet their quickly approaching deadlines, the company looked to contract an outside local provider to administer a temporary solution. Enter GeoLinks.

GeoLinks successfully delivered more than 30 redundant circuits to all new store locations in just 14 days, enabling the stores to open as planned.

GeoLinks’ ClearFiber™ initially was hired as a temporary backup solution while Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s copper network was installed. However, ClearFiber’s seamless operation, combined with further buildout delays, led Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf to cancel its copper installations altogether and to use GeoLinks as their primary provider.

The decision to use GeoLinks paid off again when Southern California was hit with a massive storm in the Spring of 2017, causing outages across the state as California’s poor irrigation caused underground reservoirs to flood for nearly two weeks straight. As terrestrial cables live underground, many of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s pre-existing locations operated on copper and experienced extended outages and downtime. All of their ClearFiber™ locations, on the other hand, remained unaffected and avoided outages and downtime altogether.

You can learn more about our success story with Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf here, or you can download the PDF of the case study here.

Coffee Bean Case Study

Catalina Island - Does weather affect fixed wireless?

Santa Catalina Island:

Santa Catalina Island is located more than 20 miles off the California coast, which creates an ongoing problem to secure reliable high-speed Internet access. Before 2016, most island residents lived with either unreliable satellite or cellular connections or no access whatsoever. At one point in time, the island commissioned an outside network builder to deliver a fixed wireless connection to solve this problem. Unfortunately, however, the design was dramatically impacted by weather and atmospheric ducting, causing consistent drops, outages, packet loss, and high latency. The poorly designed network left residents and businesses with an unsustainable and unreliable network.

In 2016, GeoLinks was brought in by an affiliate partner to design a custom solution that would deliver Catalina its first-ever reliable and redundant multi-gigabit network. By understanding the inherent issues of thermal ducting and rain fade, and by examining over 50 years of weather patterns, the GeoLinks team, led by CTO Ryan Hauf and CEO Skyler Ditchfield, were able to conceptualize an innovative network design in under two weeks.

Having ample tower coverage supported by fiberoptic backbones throughout Southern California, GeoLinks’ team of expert engineers then were able to construct a fully redundant network in just 60 days. Using multiple paths over various frequencies to deliver long-haul middle mile, the system was built to seamlessly failover when rain or packet loss was detected, preventing the island from ever experiencing a perceived outage.

GeoLinks – The Most Reliable Fixed Wireless Internet Provider

So, let’s answer our initial questions. When engineered effectively, fixed wireless Internet is a reliable technology that can withstand extreme weather conditions and perform equal, if not better than, a wired connection. With innovative companies like GeoLinks building businesses and anchor institutions multi-gigabit networks that guarantee ultra-low latency, virtually no jitter, 99.999% uptime, fixed wireless Internet may very well be the best Internet solution for your business.

Ready to Try GeoLinks’ Weather-Proof Business Internet Option ClearFiber™ Fixed Wireless Internet?

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GeoLinks Acquires Fixed Wireless Network Assets from TPx Communications

The acquisition expands the company’s network; the fastest growing in the Western U.S.

CAMARILLO, Calif.–GeoLinks announced today that it has acquired network assets, including fixed wireless infrastructure and spectrum licenses from TPx Communications (TPx). The acquisition will enable GeoLinks and its partners to leverage its proprietary ClearFiber™ fixed wireless technology to provision enterprise-grade internet for businesses and anchor institutions across the fastest growing fixed wireless network in the Western United States.

While GeoLinks will fold the assets into its existing network, all current TPx customers will remain under TPx management and will be otherwise unaffected by the agreement. Once network integration is complete, customers will have the ability to significantly upgrade their bandwidth, with the majority of the network footprint having scalability up to 1Gbps symmetrical.

“The assets that we are acquiring will streamline our strategic growth and dovetail with the continued innovation we are implementing on our network operations side,” said GeoLinks Co-Founder and CEO, Skyler Ditchfield. “The expertise and commitment to excellence shared by both GeoLinks and TPx will only enhance the benefits brought to customers and partners.”

The acquisition expands GeoLinks’ network footprint in key regions, particularly the Bay Area and Las Vegas. The acquisition includes a commercial agreement, which will make TPx GeoLinks’ largest wholesale customer, with a multiyear contract. Known for provisioning enterprise-grade internet circuits in an expedited time frame of 7 to 10 days, the network expansion will support the company’s mission to provide dedicated, symmetrical circuits for businesses and anchor institutions throughout its expanding network. Already named an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company four years in a row, the acquisition further positions the company to continue on its accelerated growth path.

Bank Street Group served as exclusive financial advisor to GeoLinks in connection with this transaction. B. Riley Securities served as financial advisor for TPx Communications.

For more information on GeoLinks, including new product launches and strategic initiatives, please visit www.GeoLinks.com. For media and interview requests, contact Ben Gallagher, GeoLinks’ Communications Director by phone (805) 276-8322 or by email at [email protected].

About GeoLinks:

Headquartered in Southern California, GeoLinks is a leading telecommunications company and competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) public utility, nationally recognized for its innovative Internet and Hosted Voice solutions. Ranked on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America three-years running, GeoLinks delivers Enterprise-Grade Internet, Digital Voice, SD-WANCloud On-ramping, Layer 2 Transport, and both Public and Private Turnkey Network Construction expertly tailored for businesses and Anchor Institutions nationwide.

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Media Inquiries:

Ben Gallagher
Communications Director
Phone: (805) 276-8322
Email: [email protected]

Employee Spotlight – Marketing Manager, Rebecca Mendoza

One of our newest team members, Rebecca comes from a technical background, including years working with High Energy Lasers in the Aerospace and Defense industry. She’s also a sucker for romantic comedies. Learn more about Rebecca in our latest employee spotlight.  

 

1. Let’s start with the basics, what’s your role at GeoLinks?

I am the Marketing Manager – a part of the team that is growing our communications department to better serve our customers and partners.

 

2.  Being new to your role, what’s been your favorite part about working for GeoLinks so far?   

The culture and employees that I’ve gotten a chance to meet have been my favorite part of GeoLinks so far.  It’s very apparent how seriously GeoLinks takes their commitment to culture, and you can see the direct effect of that through their employees.

 

3. What is one of the most interesting projects you’ve worked on during your career? 

When I was working Aerospace and Defense I got to work with High Energy Lasers and learn about the various ways we use them, not only for defense but for communications as well—and that’s about all I can say on that 😉

 

4. Outside of work, what is your favorite past time or hobby?

I’m an avid baker! You can usually find me in the kitchen making brownies, cookies, profiteroles or cakes, just because!

 

5. What’s something most of your coworkers don’t know about you?

Something that my co-workers won’t about me is that I’m adopted.

 

6. What is your favorite book/movie and why?

My favorite movie is “Love Actually.” I watch it anytime I catch it on TV and especially during the Christmas season.  The message that love transcends, heals and remains even when we don’t deserve it, or least expect it, is always powerful.  Besides, who doesn’t want to watch a movie where one of the main characters exclaims, “Let’s go get the s*** kicked out of us by love!”

 

7. If you could go anywhere/do anything in the world for just one day, where would you go and what would you do?

I would go back to the north shore of Oahu and watch the turtles swim in the great expanse of pristine blue ocean.

 

8. What are some of the qualities you need to have a successful career in marketing/communications?

A few qualities that I think make for an exceptional marketing/comms professional are:

  • The ability to pivot quickly when campaigns, pitches, and events are going as planned.  Being decisive and knowing when to make a change and executing often times proves more valuable than letting resources (people, time and money) continue to be wasted on a process that’s not working.  Recognizing that and moving on is key to build successful KPI’s and strategies
  • Finding the “true story” that your business, customers, clients can relate to—the one underneath the data, and glossy prints! People want authenticity and connection—no matter the product.  If you can find out how to package and market that, you’re well on your way.
  • Never stop learning.  I am not, and I hope will never be an “expert” in marketing, because there is always more to learn, develop and level-up to! I love digging into new areas of marketing and finding ways to optimize what I know by supplementing it with something new I’ve learned.

 

9. What’s next…what are you most excited for when you think of the future with GeoLinks?

Sky’s the limit with GeoLinks, but first I’ll settle for cementing the brand in the industry through continued outreach, brand development and top notch content development: conquering the rest of the world will just have to wait until then.

GeoLinks Recognized as a Most Promising SDN Solution Provider by CIO Review

CIO Review recently released its rankings for the Most Promising SDN Solution Providers for 2020 and GeoLinks was featured prominently in the results.

The editors at CIO Review sat down with GeoLinks Chief Strategy Officer, Phillip Deneef to learn more about our company history, mission, carrier-grade Service Level Agreement and enterprise continuity solutions.

Highlighting GeoLinks’ SD-WAN solution, which provides seamless inbound failover when paired with ClearFiber™ fixed wireless and terrestrial fiber, the magazine recognizes GeoLinks as a premier provider of truly redundant network solutions with rapid installation timeframes (7-10 days). Also emphasized were GeoLinks’ efforts to close the digital divide, including our $88 million award from the Federal Communications Commission through the Connect America Fund to bring internet to underserved rural areas in California and beyond.

 

Employee Spotlight – Accounting Clerk, Frankie Garcia

One of GeoLinks’ most recent hires, Frankie Garcia joined the team in June. We sat down with him to learn a little more about what his transition into his new role has been like.

  1. Let’s start with the basics, what’s your role at GeoLinks?

I am an Accounting Clerk. I process all payments and checks for our customers, handle new customer invoicing and I’m the main one that handles any billing questions.

  1. What’s your favorite part about working for GeoLinks?

The atmosphere and the culture that is instilled here. Our relaxed dress code allows you to feel unique, like an individual while still being part of professional, corporate environment.

  1. Being a recent hire, how has your onboarding and transition gone?

Being new and transitioning into the role, it’s been a great opportunity to learn a broad set of skills in accounting. There’s been a lot of new material, but my supervisors have been great at showing me the nuances needed to do my job. For someone new and entry level, I feel very supported.

  1. Outside of work, what is your favorite past time or hobby?

I enjoy being in nature a lot. Going hiking and going to the beach are my favorite pastimes. I enjoy music a lot and have quite a variety in my musical tastes.

  1. What’s something most of your coworkers don’t know about you?

I’m a gamer. I play computer games. League of Legends is my favorite.

  1. If you could have any job, other than your current job, what would you be doing?

I would ideally like to work for a non-profit. One that works with combating pollution, particularly cleaning up our oceans.

  1. If you could live in any other time period, when would it be?

I would go back to the renaissance area and see what it was like to be in Florence during that time.

  1. What is your favorite movie and why?

The Lion King… It’s a classic.

  1. What’s next…what are you most excited for when you think of the future with GeoLinks?

The potential for our company’s growth and the chance to be a part of it. Personally, I’m just excited about the opportunities that it will bring for me.

 

GeoLinks Welcomes Industry Veteran, Hugh Vujnovich as New Channel Manager

We’re pleased to announce another addition to our team, in the form of telecom industry expert, Hugh Vujnovich as our newest Channel Manager. We sat down with Hugh to learn a little more about his background and the unique value he brings to agent partners.

 

  1. Tell us a little bit about yourself, Hugh. How did you break into the telecom industry.

In my early 20’s, I started traveling, as many of my fellow Kiwis are known to do. I was actually on my way to Europe and I ended up in California! As you might expect of a young man in his early 20’s, I ran out of money rather quickly and I needed a job. My background was in engineering, but I ended up finding a job in the telecom industry. After working in the role for about 18 months, I realized I really had a knack for it, so I went out and started my own company.

  1. That certainly is an interesting route you took to California and to telecom. What was your experience like running your own business within the industry?

I loved helping my employees evolve and grow, as I did with our partners. Telecom hardware distribution and the channel are kindred spirits. It is your job to educate, nurture, and empower resellers as well as agents with the tools and knowledge needed to sell your solution.

  1. Given your experience, what do you see as the biggest value you can provide to partners as a GeoLinks Channel manager?

It is the expertise and the consultative approach we take for our agents that enable them to succeed in the market place.

  1. With all the change you’ve seen in the industry over the years, what’s one piece of advice you would give your younger self?

The transition from CAPEX to OPEX revenue has been the biggest change I have seen and a difficult challenge for some but as long as we remember it’s the relationship with our agents and their relationship with their customers that provides the path to success for all of us, you will be successful.

  1. That sounds like advice that applies to the modern day as well. Is there anything else you’d like to add? Any personal details?

Well I’m a SoCal guy now and I know the market very well. I’ve been here in Costa Mesa for the last 25 years. My wife and I raised our three kids here and just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. I guess the only thing to add would be that if you work with me, you should know I only support two teams: the New Zealand All Blacks and anybody playing Australia!

  1. Good to know, Hugh. What’s the best way to get in touch with you?

I’m active on LinkedIn and am connected with a lot of my industry friends there. But you can email me anytime or call me directly at (949) 533-6304.

GeoLinks’ ClearFiber™ Wins 2020 Visionary Spotlight Award for Fixed Wireless Business Technology

Scottsdale, Ariz — ChannelVision Magazine has recognized GeoLinks, a provider of fixed wireless and fiber connectivity as well as SD-WAN and HostedVoice services,  as a winner in the 2020 Visionary Spotlight Awards for Fixed Wireless Business Technology for its ClearFiber™ Fixed Wireless Solution.

“We are honored to present GeoLinks with a 2020 Business Technology VSA for Wi-Fi & Fixed Wireless Solutions,” said Beka Business Media president and CEO Berge Kaprelian. “GeoLinks was recognized for the innovation of its ClearFiber™ and ClearFiber+™ fixed wireless solutions, which deliver up to 10Gbps of dedicated enterprise-grade internet with identical latency and jitter as fiber. Congratulations to the entire team at GeoLinks.”

ClearFiber™ is the first fixed wireless solution to use renewable energy to generate telecom-grade internet circuits. By building state-of-the-art solar- and wind-powered telecommunications facilities, GeoLinks is able to build off the grid in a fraction of the time and for a fraction of the cost of fiber. In Q4 2020 GeoLinks is taking another leap forward in innovation with the launch of ClearFiber+™ enhanced wireless technology that offers fixed wireless at multigigabit speeds and market disruptive prices in the company’s famously expedited timeframe (7-10 days). ClearFiber+™ will deliver fiber-quality Internet with 100 times greater speed, ultra-low latency, low jitter and 99.999% uptime.

ChannelVision’s editors hand-picked the winners that best demonstrated creativity, feature set differentiation and forward-thinking ability, as well as the ability to help drive growth for channel partners and their business customers.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as a visionary by ChannelVision Magazine,” said Phillip Deneef, Chief Strategy Officer for GeoLinks. “The indirect sales channel is a vital part of our success and we’re glad to bring innovative solutions like ClearFiber™ and ClearFiber+™ to help them solve  communications challenges for their business clients whether they’re in metro or rural areas.”

 

About GeoLinks

Headquartered in Southern California, GeoLinks is a leading telecommunications company and competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) public utility, nationally recognized for its innovative Internet and Hosted Voice solutions. Ranked on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America four-years running, GeoLinks delivers Enterprise-Grade Internet, Hosted Voice, SD-WAN, Cloud On-ramping, Layer 2 Transport, and both Public and Private Turnkey Network Construction expertly tailored for businesses and Anchor Institutions nationwide.

 

About the Visionary Spotlight Awards

ChannelVision’s annual Visionary Spotlight Awards competition was created to highlight channel and service provider innovation in communications. The awards honor outstanding products, services, and deployments across numerous technology categories.  Visionary Spotlight Award winners exemplify this goal, showcasing the communications industry’s overall innovation, capacity for future-thinking execution, creativity, and feature set differentiation; and offering channel partners a cornucopia of opportunities to boost their roles as trusted providers. For more information about the Visionary Spotlight Awards program, click here or contact Berge Kaprelian at [email protected].

GeoLinks Recognized Globally as Great Place to Work

With a 92 percent confidence rating, GeoLinks celebrates its third consecutive year of recognition.

Camarillo, CA – GeoLinks recently announced that it is once again, Great Place to Work-Certified™. A significant achievement, certification is validated by gathering employee feedback through Great Place to Work’s rigorous, data-driven method. The most recent certification confirms that 9 out of 10 employees have a consistently positive experience at GeoLinks. A summary of GeoLinks’s ratings can be found at http://reviews.greatplacetowork.com/geolinks.

“We are thrilled to be Great Place to Work-Certified™,” said GeoLinks President, Ryan Adams. “It shows that our commitment to creating an inclusive, motivating and inspiring workplace is recognized and appreciated by our employees. It also continues to hold us accountable so that as we grow, we continue to measure our success not only by performance metrics, but by the overwhelmingly positive mindset that is present throughout our organization.”

“We congratulate GeoLinks on their Certification,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Vice President of Best Workplace List Research at Great Place to Work. “Organizations that earn their employees’ trust create great workplace cultures that deliver outstanding business results.”

According to the study, 92 percent of employees at GeoLinks say it is a great place to work, compared to 59 percent of employees at a typical U.S.-based company.

 

About GeoLinks

Headquartered in Southern California, GeoLinks is a leading telecommunications company and competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) public utility, nationally recognized for its innovative Internet and Hosted Voice solutions. Ranked on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America three-years running, GeoLinks delivers Enterprise-Grade Internet, Hosted Voice, SD-WANCloud On-ramping, Layer 2 Transport, and both Public and Private Turnkey Network Construction expertly tailored for businesses and Anchor Institutions nationwide.

 

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees around the world and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Great Place to Work helps organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. Emprising®, their culture management platform, empowers leaders with the surveys, real-time reporting, and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Their unparalleled benchmark data is used to recognize Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies and the Best Workplaces™ in the US and more than 60 countries, including the 100 Best Companies to Work For® and World’s Best list published annually in Fortune. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a Great Place to Work For All™.

To learn more, visit greatplacetowork.com, listen to the podcast Better by Great Place to Work, and read “A Great Place to Work for All.” Join the community on LinkedInTwitter, and Instagram.