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GeoLinks Selects Senet RAN Provider Tools and Services to Provide LoRaWAN® IoT Connectivity Services Across California

Companies Collaborate to Support Low Cost IoT Sensor Deployments at a Massive Scale

Portsmouth, NH – (November 19, 2020) – Senet, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based software and services platforms that enable global connectivity and on-demand network build-outs for the Internet of Things (IoT), and GeoLinks, a California-based telecommunications provider and competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) public utility, today announced a partnership to deliver LoRaWAN® network connectivity across GeoLinks’ coverage areas and extend GeoLinks’ branded services to support the rapid growth of low power, wide area IoT applications.

The fastest growing telecommunications company in California and the largest winner of Connect America Fund II programs in the state, GeoLinks is adding LoRaWAN to its connectivity portfolio as part of its strategic growth and accelerated network expansion plans. Through this partnership, GeoLinks will be using Senet’s suite of Radio Access Network Provider Services to complete targeted network build-outs, followed by the delivery of LoRaWAN connectivity services for a broad range of IoT markets and applications over the coming months. GeoLinks will also be participating in Senet’s patented Low Power Wide Area Virtual Network (LVN™), contributing to the unified carrier-grade LoRaWAN connectivity service managed by Senet across the United States. LVN participation also provides GeoLinks and their customers with critical services needed to deploy IoT solution at scale, including standardized device activation and deployment processes, predictable quality of service through advanced rating and network management, and roaming for mobile IoT applications.

“LoRaWAN technology has paved the way for the pervasive use of IoT applications across the commercial marketplace and a major force behind this expansion are the network deployment and management tools provided by Senet’s cloud-based network operations platform,” said Ryan Adams, President & COO at GeoLinks. “We are excited to be partnering with Senet to expand our offering to include LoRaWAN connectivity and look forward to extending Senet’s carrier-grade network service to our customers in support of rapid growth in the IoT market.”

GeoLinks and Senet are initially collaborating to target high-growth IoT applications that have proven traction in GeoLink’s coverage area, including utility services in the water and gas markets, and smart agriculture in rural areas where the characteristics of LoRaWAN provide cost and performance benefits over cellular service. Recognized on both a state and national level for its unparalleled capabilities in supporting disaster recovery, GeoLinks is also pursuing opportunities where LoRaWAN networks and low-cost, low-power IoT sensors can be used to enhance public safety and support the delivery of critical services in the utility, municipal and enterprise markets.

“We are continuing to experience a trend in which fixed and wireless network operators are recognizing the benefits of offering multiple connectivity technologies to support the growth of IoT applications and use cases,” said Bruce Chatterley, CEO at Senet. “GeoLinks owns the largest fixed wireless coverage area of any single provider in California, making them an ideal partner to deploy LoRaWAN network infrastructure and manage service delivery to customers deploying low power IoT solutions at a massive scale.”

With IoT applications being envisioned and built daily, Senet’s RAN Provider tools provide network operators, tower companies, municipalities, building owners, and solution providers with everything needed to rapidly design, deploy, and manage carrier-grade LoRaWAN networks to support both indoor and outdoor IoT solutions. Senet supplements its RAN Provider tools with business development programs, and co-marketing initiatives to support the deployment of commercial LoRaWAN solutions, broadening the opportunity for traditional infrastructure providers and other physical asset owners to participate in the IoT services economy.

For more information, please visit www.senetco.com

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 Senet, Inc.

Senet develops cloud-based software and services used by Network Operators, Application Developers, and System Integrators for the on-demand deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) networks. In addition to industrial and commercial applications, Senet has designed smart meter networks for many municipal water utility districts across North America, representing millions of households. With a multi-year head start over competing Low Power Wide Area Network technologies, Senet offers technology in over eighty countries and owns and operates the largest publicly available LoRaWAN network in North America. Our disruptive go-to-market models and critical technical advantages have helped us become a leading connectivity provider with recognized expertise in building and operating global IoT networks. For additional information, visit www.senetco.com.

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Media Contact Information

Senet Contact:

Betsey Rogers

BridgeView Marketing

603-821-0809

[email protected]

 

GeoLinks Contact:

Abbe Serphos

917-699-9661

[email protected]

GeoLinks, California’s Fastest Growing Telecom Company Raises Private Equity Funding from Group Led by Rock Mountain Capital

CAMARILLO, Calif.GeoLinks, the fastest growing telecommunications company in California, today announced it has secured a significant minority investment from a group led by Rock Mountain Capital (RMC). The investment will power GeoLinks’ accelerated network expansion plans, amplify funding for strategic acquisitions and streamline internal growth and operations.

“GeoLinks launched with the goal of disrupting a multibillion-dollar telecom industry,” said GeoLinks Co-Founder and CEO, Skyler Ditchfield. “We’ve done that by operationalizing a simple, yet profound idea – do everything better and treat your customer how you would like to be treated. Through strategic network growth, technological innovation and unwavering dedication, we’ve continued to deliver high-speed connectivity to more businesses, schools, libraries, hospitals and households throughout California and Nevada every day. Partnering with a premier team from Rock Mountain Capital allows us to scale our growth while reaching more customers in our coverage area and continuing to grow our network.”

“As the largest winner of Connect America Fund II programs in California, and with its cutting-edge fixed wireless technology, GeoLinks is poised for exciting growth over the next decade to meet increased demand for universal high-speed broadband access,” said David Stonehill, Founder and Managing Partner of Rock Mountain Capital. “Skyler Ditchfield and the management team at GeoLinks have an outstanding track record building and operating high-speed, high-quality broadband networks throughout California. With RMC’s support, we are confident the GeoLinks team will continue its technological innovation, stellar customer service and rapid rate of organic growth, and will serve as a platform for potential industry consolidation.”

The investment comes at a time when the company is in the process of deploying its revolutionary ClearFiber+ technology across one of the fastest growing fixed wireless networks in the nation. Capable of connecting businesses and anchors institutions to multigigabit networks in less than 10 days, GeoLinks owns exclusive rights to utilize the technology platform in key spectrum bands throughout the United States. Together with its recent acquisition of network assets and 5G spectrum licenses from TPx Communications, GeoLinks owns the largest coverage area of any single provider in California. Combined with its existing position as one of the fastest growing private companies in America, the company is poised for exponential growth over the next year.

Bank Street Group served as exclusive financial advisor to GeoLinks in connection with this transaction.

For more information on GeoLinks, including new product launches and strategic initiatives, please visit www.GeoLinks.com. For more information on Rock Mountain Capital, please visit www.RockMountainCapital.com.

For media inquiries involving GeoLinks, please contact Ben Gallagher at [email protected] or (805) 276-8322. For inquiries involving Rock Mountain Capital, please contact Abbe Serphos at [email protected] or (917) 699-9661.

 

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.

 

About Rock Mountain Capital

Rock Mountain Capital works with entrepreneurs and management teams in the consumer goods & services, leisure & entertainment, and technology, media & telecom (TMT) sectors to accelerate organizational development, execute on organic growth opportunities and pursue strategic M&A and roll-up / consolidation strategies. Rock Mountain invests capital that matches its investment mandate – patient, long-term capital sourced from family offices of successful entrepreneurs, and other like-minded institutional investors. Rock Mountain was founded in 2019 by private equity industry veterans who bring over 30 years of experience investing in and growing middle market companies.

Closing the Homework Gap – GeoLinks Connects Borrego Springs Students to Distance Learning Program

In rural locations throughout the country, the Digital Divide has long been easier to discern than in more densely populated locales. For Borrego Springs Unified School District (BSUSD) in San Diego County, Calif., the reality of this scenario has been highlighted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

In one pocket of its jurisdiction, a concentrated group of students remained completely isolated from the district’s new online learning environment, with most of them unable to log on in any capacity. After exhaustive efforts to provide means of connectivity for its students, district officials contacted GeoLinks. Moving quickly, our network team engineered and deployed a 50Mbps/25Mbps circuit to the area, free of charge to the district and its constituents.

“I grew up in a rural area similar to the one we recently connected for the Borrego Springs Unified School District,” said Skyler Ditchfield, GeoLinks CoFounder and CEO. “At GeoLinks, we’re doing our part to make sure that every child has equitable access to the internet. Without it, we might be hindering the growth of the next generation of great American innovators.”

GeoLinks has focused deployment efforts on connecting rural schools and libraries throughout the state of California and beyond for the last several years. A proud member of the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB) and Corporate Partner of the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC), Geolinks was the largest construction grant winner for Calif. K-12 schools and libraries four out of the last five years. Providing dedicated internet access throughout our network, we connect anchor institutions to enterprise networks at a fraction of the cost and timeframe required for fiber deployments.

For more information on GeoLinks, including our efforts to close the Digital Divide, visit www.GeoLinks.com/ConnectAmerica.

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.

Contacts

Media Inquiries:

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

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.

 

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.

GeoLinks named to Inc. Magazine’s List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies – the Inc. 5000

Its fourth consecutive appearance, GeoLinks ranked No. 2956 with a growth rate of 133%

Camarillo, CA – Inc. magazine today revealed that GeoLinks is No. 2956 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“It’s an incredible honor to be named to the Inc. 5000 once again, especially to be among the prestigious few companies who have made the list in consecutive years,” said GeoLinks CEO, Skyler Ditchfield. “This is a testament to the efficient work our team at GeoLinks has put into not only maintaining our growth trajectory, but sustainable progress that has allowed us to continue focusing on innovation while delivering industry-leading service to our customers.”

Not only have the companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists as well. The 2020 Inc. 5000 achieved an incredible three-year average growth of over 500 percent, and a median rate of 165 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $209 billion in 2019, accounting for over 1 million jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are also being featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 12.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality,

the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held virtually from October 23 to 27, 2020. As always, speakers will include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.

 

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-WAN, Cloud On-ramping, Layer 2 Transport, and both Public and Private Turnkey Network Construction expertly tailored for businesses and Anchor Institutions nationwide.

 

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Methodology

The 2020 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2016. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2016 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

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GeoLinks General Counsel, Melissa Slawson Elected as WISPA Chair

August 5, 2020 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Camarillo, CA – Melissa Slawson, General Counsel and Vice President of Government Affairs and Education for GeoLinks has been named Chair of the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association’s (WISPA) Rural Expansion Working Group. An independent entity that advises the WISPA President, the Working Group focuses on collaboration among WISPA members, ensuring regulatory compliance and industry best practices while advocating for equitable public policy that promotes responsible and successful network growth.

“I’m very excited for the opportunity to work closely with my industry colleagues to advocate for effective public policy and further strengthen our relationships with stakeholders and regulators,” said Slawson.  “As we’ve continued to grow our network year-over-year at GeoLinks, we’ve seen the value that comes from WISPA’s collaborative industry focus.  I look forward to utilizing that strength to continue making strides in industry advancements and to advocate for positive policy that will help drive forward the goal to connect rural and unserved Americans.”

GeoLinks has a long history of working to close the Digital Divide.  As the largest grant winner in the state of California in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Connect America Fund Phase II Auction, GeoLinks is currently rolling out network infrastructure in rural California to connect historically underserved areas. Moreover, the company has focused deployment efforts on connecting rural schools and libraries throughout the state of California and beyond since 2016 and has frequently been the largest construction grant winner for Calif. K-12 schools and libraries.

As the FCC prepares for the the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) Auction, a program that aims to further extend broadband access throughout America, WISPA continues to advocate for the fixed wireless industry, urging a technologically neutral approach toward bridging the digital divide. “At GeoLinks, we have proven that fixed wireless presents unprecedented advantages in the quest to deliver internet access for all,” concluded Slawson. “Through effective advocacy efforts, we can further leverage it as a tool to overcome the ever-increasing challenges Americans living in underconnected areas continue to face every day.”

 

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-WAN, Cloud On-ramping, Layer 2 Transport, and both Public and Private Turnkey Network Construction expertly tailored for businesses and Anchor Institutions nationwide.

GeoLinks CEO, Skyler Ditchfield Named to List of 200 Most Influential Business Leaders in California’s San Fernando Valley

July 24, 2020 3:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Camarillo, CA – GeoLinks, one of the fastest growing technology companies in Southern California, announced that its CEO and cofounder, Skyler Ditchfield has been named to the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s (SFVBJ annual “Valley 200” list of the most influential business and community leaders in the region.

“It’s an honor to be recognized amongst this prestigious group of community and business leaders,” said Ditchfield. “I would be remiss not to acknowledge the incredible work my team at GeoLinks has done to put company leadership in a position to be recognized. Their dedication to our mission is something that I am truly proud of.”

Under Ditchfield’s leadership, the company has experienced tremendous year-over-year growth, landing GeoLinks on Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America three-years running.  An industry thought leader, Ditchfield is a voting member of the FCC Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, as well as several other FCC working groups and advisory boards. He is a member of the Forbes Los Angeles Business Council, a board member for Ventura County’s Economic Development Collaborative (EDC-VC) and a strategic advisory committee and board member for the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB).

An industry leader in the closing of the digital divide, GeoLinks was the largest grant winner in the state of California in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Connect America Fund Phase II Auction in 2018. The $88 million award equips the company to roll out high-speed internet service to some of the most underconnected rural areas in California and Nevada. GeoLinks was also the largest construction grant winner for California K-12 schools and libraries from 2016 through 2020, focusing deployment efforts on connecting rural schools and libraries throughout the state of California and beyond.

“[The Valley 200 list] is 200 people we consider the most influential in the [San Fernando] Valley area,” wrote Charles Crumpley, SFVBJ publisher and editor in a July edition of the business publication. “Some are driven business owners or operators. Others are at the helm of organizations that strive to make our community a better place. A few are top educators. Many are professionals. But all are engaged and active. They are the most influential people in our community.”

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-WAN, Cloud On-ramping, Layer 2 Transport, and both Public and Private Turnkey Network Construction expertly tailored for businesses and Anchor Institutions nationwide.