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James Childs Named Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Spectrum Strategy

Camarillo, CA – (May 20, 2021) – GeoLinks, the fastest growing telecommunications company in California, today announced that James Childs has been named Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Spectrum Strategy. In this newly created role, Mr. Childs will manage spectrum acquisition, licensing, radio development and licensing, regulatory, M&A and business development. He will report to Ryan Adams, GeoLinks’ President and COO.

“James brings deep experience and strong relationships across the wireless broadband industry, which will be increasingly important as we execute on our growth strategy,” said Mr. Adams. “James will be instrumental in our efforts to introduce the proprietary AIR Gigaray radio platform to other broadband operators in both the wired and wireless domain, and he will be a critical senior management team member determining our successful deployment strategy as we roll out new network infrastructure in markets throughout the United States. He will also develop and manage GeoLinks relationships with other ISP’s and private network owners. We are delighted to welcome James to the company.”

“I am honored to join the executive team of GeoLinks, a company I have admired and interacted with over the past seven years. GeoLinks has an incredibly dynamic approach to building hybrid networks and is well positioned to grow across the U.S. over the next decade given its dark fiber partnerships along with recently acquired LMDS spectrum. I look forward to growing the GeoLinks brand and developing strategic partnerships with other ISP’s,” said Mr. Childs.

In 1998, Mr. Childs started Light Link Broadband, the first wireless Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the Western USA. He and his team built the network from scratch and grew the subscriber base to over 30,000 businesses, MDU properties and residences using early 2.4GHz and 900MHz edge broadband access systems. He later co-founded Velowave, a fixed wireless ISP serving Southern Florida and sold that company with over 25,000 customers to Sling Broadband in 2008. Mr. Childs has held senior management roles with Alianza (pioneering VoIP over WISP Networks), MSTAR, a FTTH ISP in the State of Utah and Broadcast International. From 2014 to 2021 Mr. Childs was VP of Corporate Strategy for Cambridge Broadband Networks, building mmW 12-40GHz licensed PtMP networks with over 50 carriers and ISP’s in the USA.

Mr. Childs is a 2018 MIT Sloan School of Management Executive Education passive participant in IoT, 5G innovation and implementation strategy, and received a BSc in Applied Analysis from Utah Valley University. He remains an Executive Advisor to Komodo Systems and Principal of mmWave.Tech / Fixed Wireless Partners, a consultancy composed of fixed wireless access pioneers.

 

About GeoLinks

GeoLinks is one of the nation’s leading telecommunications companies, nationally recognized for its innovative Internet and Hosted Voice solutions. Headquartered in Southern California and ranked on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America three-years running, GeoLinks delivers Enterprise-Grade Internet, Digital 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 information on the company can be found at www.GeoLinks.com.

 

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GeoLinks Named a Supplier to Telarus, Largest Master Agent in the U.S.

Camarillo, CA – (March 31, 2021) – GeoLinks, the fastest growing telecommunications company in California, announced today that it had been named a supplier to Telarus, the largest privately held technology services distributor (master agent) in the United States. Telarus is known and respected for its home-grown software pricing tools and unique mobile apps.

GeoLinks will add its FixedWireless, Flexible FiberOptic, SD-WAN, Hosted Voice products, and more to the Telarus portfolio, backed by an industry-leading service-level agreement, as part of the company’s strategic growth and accelerated network expansion plans.

“We know that Telarus selects companies based on their ability to provide unique services and consistent and reliable solutions,” said Phillip Deneef, chief strategy officer, GeoLinks. “We are extremely proud to join this robust agency known for excellence and expand the availability of our services across the U.S.”

“GeoLinks has become a force to be reckoned with since acquiring the fixed wireless infrastructure and spectrum licenses from TPx Communications (TPx). They are known for innovation and unparalleled customer service and are a perfect addition to our portfolio,” said Patrick Oborn, Telarus co-founder and CPO. “We are pleased that our partners can now offer their products and services to their clients.”

In forging a relationship with Telarus, GeoLinks will be well-positioned to continue expanding its geographical footprint in the U.S. The company also recently announced the introduction of GIGA-AIR, a groundbreaking fixed wireless radio platform that will enable gigabit and multi-gigabit fiber-like connectivity.

 

About GeoLinks

GeoLinks is one of the nation’s leading telecommunications companies, nationally recognized for its innovative Internet and Hosted Voice solutions. Headquartered in Southern California and 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. More information on the company can be found at www.GeoLinks.com.

 

About Telarus, Inc.

Built for You, Telarus is the largest privately held technology services distributor (master agent) in the United States. Our dynamic agent-partner community sources data, voice, cloud, and managed services through our robust portfolio of over 200 leading service providers. We are best known for our home-grown software pricing tools and mobile apps unique in the industry. To help our partners grow their businesses, we’ve assembled the best support organization in the industry, including Cybersecurity, SD-WAN, Cloud, Mobility, Contact Center, and ILEC specialty practices whose primary goal is to help our partners identify and design the right technology solutions for their customers. To learn more about the Telarus opportunity, please visit www.telarus.com.

 

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GeoLinks Acquires 208 Spectrum Licenses from Verizon, Making it the Largest Holder of Active LMDS Licenses in the 29/31 GHz Bands

Camarillo, Calif., March 25, 2021 – GeoLinks, the fastest growing telecommunications company in California, today announced that it has entered into a deal to acquire 208 Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS) band spectrum licenses from Verizon covering markets across the United States. The deal, once approved by the FCC, will make the company the largest holder of LMDS licenses in the 29/31 Ghz bands.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The acquisition reflects a total MHz/POP of 70,612,423,950. Markets in the spectrum license acquisition include New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Atlanta, Houston, Washington, DC, Boston, Tampa-St. Pete, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Detroit, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Charlotte, St. Louis, Raleigh-Durham and Indianapolis, among others.

“The acquisition of this 28 GHz spectrum will allow us to achieve vastly higher speed over longer distances,” said Skyler Ditchfield, co-founder and CEO, GeoLinks. “With this deal we will control our own airwaves and have the ability to provide gigabit and multi-gigabit speeds at lower prices and with fiber-like latency and jitter statistics to our customer base across these markets.”

Ditchfield continued, “Thanks to this acquisition, we will be able to deliver superior solutions to existing carriers in the largest cities in the U.S., expand service in suburban areas, and bring connectivity to more underserved markets, all while maintaining our commitment to excellence and reliability. We will also be able to further expand our closing of the digital divide in rural markets while bringing a service offering comparable to the urban markets.”

GeoLinks plans to utilize the acquired spectrum to support its current and growing customer base, offering faster speeds with fixed point-to-point and point-to-multi-point wireless services, and provide backhaul for 5G services. The spectrum is not suitable for flexible use.

 

This press release has been updated to reflect MHz/POP.

 

About GeoLinks

GeoLinks is one of the nation’s leading telecommunications companies, nationally recognized for its innovative Internet and Hosted Voice solutions. Headquartered in Southern California and ranked on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America three-years running, GeoLinks delivers Enterprise-Grade Internet, Digital 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 information on the company can be found at www.GeoLinks.com.

 

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Peter Marber Named Advisor to GeoLinks Board of Directors

Camarillo, Calif., March 16, 2021 –  GeoLinks, the fastest growing telecommunications company in California, today announced that Peter Marber, pioneering global investor and founding member of Aperture Investors, has been named an Advisor to the GeoLinks Board of Directors.

“Peter Marber’s extensive expertise in the world of finance will be invaluable to us as we continue to execute on our growth plans,” said Skyler Ditchfield, co-founder and CEO, GeoLinks. “We look forward to working with him and welcome him as an Advisor to our Board.”

“I have been extremely impressed with GeoLinks and its leadership’s entrepreneurial zeal and technical expertise,” said Dr. Marber. “The work the company is doing for the last mile of connectivity and to bridge the digital divide is critical, and I am delighted to lend my support.”

Dr. Marber previously headed emerging market businesses for Loomis, Sayles & Company, HSBC Global Asset Management, and was a partner and president of the emerging market subsidiaries at Wasserstein, Perella & Co. Dr. Marber has a long history teaching and has held positions at Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, and New York University. He is a frequent lecturer and market commentator and serves on various boards, including St. John’s College, New America, Columbia University, and the Emerging Markets Trade Association, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London. Dr. Marber has authored more than 100 articles on international finance and globalization and has published seven books. He received a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.

GeoLinks Board Members include Skyler Ditchfield, Co-Founder and CEO, GeoLinks; Ryan Hauf, Co-Founder and CTO, GeoLinks; Tom Krause, Ph.D, innovator, entrepreneur and consultant and Chairman of the Board, GeoLinks; and David Stonehill, Founder, Managing Partner, Rock Mountain Capital.

Board Advisors include Rachelle Chong, former Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission and former California Public Utilities Commission; Louis Fox, President & CEO of the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC); Van E. Snowdon, esteemed wireless telecom and technology industry executive, and Richard Wolpert, a pioneer in the fields of software development, technology, consumer digital media and entertainment.

 

About GeoLinks

GeoLinks is one of the nation’s leading telecommunications companies, nationally recognized for its innovative Internet and Hosted Voice solutions. Headquartered in Southern California and ranked on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America three-years running, GeoLinks delivers Enterprise-Grade Internet, Digital 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 information on the company can be found at www.GeoLinks.com.

 

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Rachelle Chong and Richard Wolpert Named GeoLinks Board Advisors

Camarillo, Calif., January 26, 2021 (Businesswire) GeoLinks, the fastest growing telecommunications company in California, today announced that Rachelle Chong, a former Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, and Richard Wolpert, a pioneer in the fields of software development, technology, consumer digital media and entertainment, have been named Board Advisors, effective immediately.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Rachelle and Richard join us as Advisors as we move GeoLinks forward,” said Skyler Ditchfield, Co-Founder and CEO of GeoLinks. “Rachelle’s extensive knowledge and skill in the broadband space and Richard’s track record of success and innovation will add depth and breadth to our Board. Their expertise, combined with that of our current Board members and Advisors, will be extremely valuable as we strategically grow the company.”

Ms. Chong said, “It’s a great honor to be invited to join GeoLinks as a Board Advisor. The company leadership has tremendous vision and dedication to service to rural residents and anchor institutions like schools and libraries.”

“I am excited to bring my experience, relationships, and strategic background to be working with Skyler Ditchfield and the entire GeoLinks executive team as an advisor as they build upon their rapid growth and continue to innovate the telecom space,” said Mr. Wolpert.

Ms. Chong is a nationally known regulatory expert in the communications, energy and transportation arena, having served as a Commissioner of both the Federal Communications Commission (1994-1999) and the California Public Utilities Commission (2006-2009). A career regulatory lawyer, she has served as general counsel to two start-ups, Broadband Office and Sidecar, as Special Counsel to the State CIO, in addition to serving as a law partner at the international law firms of Graham & James (San Francisco) and Coudert Brothers (San Francisco). Ms. Chong has also served on various corporate boards, including Authorize.net, Corsair, and pdvWireless (now Anterix), and has served on non-profit organization boards including Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area, The California Foundation for the Environment and the Economy, and the Legal Services Trust Fund. She currently serves on the T-Mobile External Diversity and Inclusion Council.

Mr. Wolpert has been a pioneer in the fields of software development, technology, consumer digital media and entertainment for more than 30 years. He is a successful four-time founder/CEO with three exits to Adobe, Warehouse Music and Real Networks. His fourth company, HelloTech, has become the go-to provider for tech support and smart home installation. He is a seasoned executive, having held roles as President of Disney Online (1995-1998) and Chief Strategy Officer for RealNetworks (2003-2007).

Mr. Wolpert is responsible for many “firsts” throughout his career including conceiving of and teaching the first Macintosh Programming Class at Stanford University (CS 193C), the first multi-user address book for the Macintosh (TouchBase), the first kids internet subscription service (Disney’s Daily Blast), the first Tivo-like product for Internet Radio (BitBopTuner), the first legitimate music subscription service for the Internet (MusicNet), and the first legitimate online movie subscription service (Starz! On Demand). He successfully negotiated ground breaking deals with several of the major media companies whose content became the basis for many of these products. Mr. Wolpert is the author of the book The Soul of A Deal.

Mr. Wolpert is a member of the Board of UCLA School of Theater Film and Television, a member of the Board of Governors of Cedars Sinai Hospital, a longtime Board Member and previous President of Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Founder of CCFA’s Camp Oasis and a Trustee of The Grayson Wolpert Memorial Fund.

GeoLinks Board Members include Skyler Ditchfield, Co-Founder and CEO, GeoLinks; Ryan Adams, President and COO, GeoLinks; Ryan Hauf, CTO, GeoLinks; Tom Krause, Ph.D., innovator, entrepreneur and consultant and Chairman of the Board, GeoLinks; and David Stonehill, Founder, Managing Partner, Rock Mountain Capital.

Board Advisors include Louis Fox, President & CEO of the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) and Van E. Snowdon, esteemed wireless telecom and technology industry executive. Mr. Fox is President & CEO of CENIC, a non-profit corporation that provides broadband networks for education, libraries, university medical centers, centers for the arts, and research in California. Over 12,000 institutions connect to the CENIC network. Mr. Snowdon has 40 years of experience in developing and operating domestic and international emerging wireless telecom and technology businesses. He has participated in over $2 billion of global equity and debt transactions.

 

GeoLinks

GeoLinks is one of the nation’s leading telecommunications companies, nationally recognized for its innovative Internet and Hosted Voice solutions. Headquartered in Southern California and ranked on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America three-years running, GeoLinks delivers Enterprise-Grade Internet, Digital 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 information on the company can be found at www.GeoLinks.com.

 

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GeoLinks Unveils GIGA-AIR, First-Of-Its-Kind Radio Platform

Technology Creates a Fiber-grade Connection in the Air

 Intellectual Property for GIGA-AIR Co-Developed by Globtel Holding of Slovenia

 

Camarillo, Calif., January 11, 2021 (Business Wire) GeoLinks, the fastest growing telecommunications company in California, today unveiled GIGA-AIR, a first-of-its-kind fixed wireless radio platform that will enable gigabit and multi-gigabit fiber-like connectivity at a fraction of the cost of fiber. GIGA-AIR uses previously untapped, license-exempt frequency spectrum from 69 GHz to 71 GHz and from 81 GHz to 83 GHz in upstream for GeoLinks rural deployments.

“GIGA-AIR will fulfill a critical national infrastructure need at a low cost, a true game-changing opportunity in bridging the digital divide,” said Skyler Ditchfield, Co-Founder and CEO, GeoLinks. “GeoLinks and Globtel have effectively created a wireless bridge using high-level untapped spectrum that will affordably reach speeds and cover distances previously unimaginable with fixed wireless.”

The platform is a unique wireless point to multipoint solution that is particularly suitable for areas with less developed infrastructure due to its low set up time and ability to cover a wide area. GIGA-AIR can deliver fiber-like services without the need for major construction or long deployment times. In its 360-degree coverage configuration GIGA-AIR can achieve 14 Gbps of total throughput at a base station location and up to two Gbps per single customer

The platform uses frequency division duplex (FDD), which means that different frequencies are used for upstream and downstream, an advantage over most other wireless solutions. The system supports Docsis 3.0 and 3.1 transmission technologies and is able to achieve total supported bandwidth of 500 MHz per sector in each direction. GIGA-AIR consists of base station indoor equipment with sector antennas and a transceiver which is installed at the customer’s premises.

“When we first came up with the idea and figured out how to ensure that oxygen absorption would not denigrate the signal, we knew it was revolutionary,” added Ditchfield, “The ability to expand the coverage range from meters to miles, and with high-speed connectivity, available now rather than years from now, opens tremendous possibility for previously unconnected and under connected individuals and businesses.”

ClearFiber+, the broadband product GeoLinks will offer to customers via GIGA-AIR, will be available in Spring 2021.

GeoLinks holds exclusive rights to sell and market GIGA-AIR in the United States. The platform was developed by Globtel in partnership with GeoLinks. Globtel’s AIR Gigaray is already being used in several countries with frequency bandwidths of 200 MHz to 800 MHz.

 

GeoLinks

GeoLinks is one of the nation’s leading telecommunications companies, nationally recognized for its innovative Internet and Hosted Voice solutions. Headquartered in Southern California and ranked on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America three-years running, GeoLinks delivers Enterprise-Grade Internet, Digital 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 information on the company can be found at www.GeoLinks.com.

 

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GeoLinks Completes Acquisition of Fixed Wireless Network Assets from TPx Communications

CAMARILLO, Calif., January 4, 2021 (BUSINESSWIRE) –GeoLinks, the fastest growing telecommunications company in California, announced today the closing of its acquisition of certain network assets, including fixed wireless infrastructure and spectrum licenses, from TPx Communications (TPx). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The acquisition deepens and expands GeoLinks’ coverage area and will allow the company to deliver higher capacity circuits. While the assets will be folded in to GeoLinks’ existing network, all current TPx customers will remain under TPx management and will be otherwise unaffected by the agreement.

 

GeoLinks

GeoLinks is one of the nation’s leading telecommunications companies, nationally recognized for its innovative Internet and Hosted Voice solutions. Headquartered in Southern California and ranked on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America three-years running, GeoLinks delivers Enterprise-Grade Internet, Digital 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 information on the company can be found at www.GeoLinks.com.

 

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GeoLinks Named Winning Bidder of $234.9 Million in FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I Auction to Bridge the Digital Divide and Expand Rural Internet in California, Arizona and Nevada

Company is Largest Winning Bidder in Arizona, Third Largest in California and 12th Largest in the United States

 

CAMARILLO, Calif., December 9, 2020 (BUSINESSWIRE)  GeoLinks, one of the fastest growing Internet and phone providers in America, has been named a winning bidder of $234.9 million dollars from the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) to bring high-speed broadband service to unserved homes and businesses. The award was announced via Public Notice on December 7.

“We founded GeoLinks on the principle of digital equity,” said Skyler Ditchfield, Co-Founder and CEO of GeoLinks. “This funding from the FCC will allow us to build significant infrastructure to bring needed connectivity to rural homes and businesses. We believe the Internet is the great equalizer and these buildouts will be particularly meaningful in bridging the digital divide.”

RDOF is the FCC’s next step in bridging the digital divide and funding the deployment of broadband networks in rural America. Between the two phases of the RDOF program, the FCC will direct up to $20.4 billion over ten years to finance up to gigabit speed broadband networks in unserved rural areas.

In 2018 GeoLinks was awarded $87.8 million in the Connect America Fund Phase II (CAF II) auction to bridge the digital divide.

 

GeoLinks

GeoLinks is one of the nation’s leading telecommunications companies and competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) public utilities, nationally recognized for its innovative Internet and Hosted Voice solutions. Headquartered in Southern California and ranked on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America three-years running, GeoLinks delivers Enterprise-Grade Internet, Digital 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 information on the company can be found at www.GeoLinks.com.

 

More about Rural Digital Opportunity Fund:

A total of 180 bidders received financial awards totaling $9.2 billion in the RDOF reverse auction to expand broadband across 49 states and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The funding, which will be distributed over the next 10 years, will bring high-speed broadband to over 5.2 million homes and businesses. Nearly 100% of these locations will be receiving broadband with speeds of at least 100/20 Mbps, with more than 85% receiving gigabit-speed broadband. The official announcement can be found at  https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-auction-bring-broadband-over-10-million-rural-americans.

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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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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.