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GeoLinks’ CEO Skyler Ditchfield Appointed to the FCC’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee

GeoLinks’ CEO Skyler Ditchfield Appointed to the FCC’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee

The Federal Communications Commission announces Skyler Ditchfield as a member of the newly re-chartered Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee May 21, 2019 10:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time: Original Release via BusinessWire CAMARILLO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On May 16, 2019, Chairman Ajit Pai of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced his appointment of Skyler Ditchfield, Co-Founder and CEO of GeoLinks, […]

A BORDERLESS WORLD: THE FUTURE OF FIBER OPTICS AND 5G - Juicedsystems - lexie smith, geolinks

A BORDERLESS WORLD: THE FUTURE OF FIBER OPTICS AND 5G

What Is the Future of Fiber Optics and 5G Networks? Read entire original article on JuicedSystems There’s no doubt that the world has become increasingly smaller and smaller. The physical distance among different countries and continents seems to matter less as one can communicate and even engage in commerce, wherever we are, all with just […]

Local internet service provider wins $87.8 million in government funding - GeoLinks - Ryan Hauf

Local internet service provider wins $87.8 million in government funding

  Written by: Tyler Hersko, Ventura County Star – Read Article on VCStar.com Published 8:00 a.m. PT April 29, 2019 A local internet service provider is going regional, thanks to $87.8 million in funding from the federal government. GeoLinks, an 8-year-old Camarillo-based ISP that primarily serves businesses and rural areas, is among several companies that will […]

Wildfire Technology Innovation Summit - Lessons Learned in San Diego - GeoLinks

Wildfire Technology Innovation Summit

Lessons Learned in San Diego – Panel at California’s First Ever Wildfire Technology Innovation Summit Moderator: Jessica Block, Assistant Director of WIFIRE Lab, Qualcomm Institute, UC San Diego Panelists: 1. Skyler Ditchfield, CEO, GeoLinks 2. Tony Mecham, San Diego Unit Chief, CAL FIRE 3. Brian D’Agostino, Director of Fire Science & Climate Adaptation, SDG&E 4. Graham […]

Connect America Fund Making Federal Dollars Work for California

Connect America Fund Making Federal Dollars Work for California

Presented at CENIC’s 2019 Annual Conference. SPEAKER: Skyler Ditchfield, Co-Founder and CEO, GeoLinks ABOUT: The Connect America Fund Phase II Auction (CAF II) was created by the Federal Communications Commission to distribute federal grant dollars to enable broadband infrastructure buildout to rural areas of the country that lack basic broadband services. In August 2018, GeoLinks […]

Invisible Infrastructure Connecting Rural and Unserved Areas via Spectrum

Invisible Infrastructure Connecting Rural and Unserved Areas via Spectrum

Presented at CENIC’s 2019 Annual Conference. SPEAKERS: Melissa Slawson, General Counsel and VP of Government Affairs and Education, GeoLinks | Louis Fox, President and CEO, CENIC | Rachelle Chong, Attorney/Lobbyist, Law Office of Rachelle Chong | Luis Wong, CEO, K-12 High Speed Network ABOUT: Millions of Americans still lack access to high-speed broadband service, especially […]

Strategies for Addressing the Broadband Digital Divide - CENIC

Strategies for Addressing the Broadband Digital Divide

Presented at CENIC’s 2019 Annual Conference. Featured Speakers: Skyler Ditchfield, Co-Founder and CEO, GeoLinks | Louis Fox, CEO and President, CENIC | Matt Rantanen, Director of Technology, Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association | Sunne Wright McPeak, CEO, California Emerging Technology Fund | Steven Huter, Director, Network Startup Resource Center, University of Oregon About: A recent […]

GeoLinks Installs 88 High-Tech Cameras in Southern and Northern California to Provide Critical Insight in High Risk Fire Areas

GeoLinks Installs 88 High-Tech Cameras in Southern and Northern California to Provide Critical Insight in High Risk Fire Areas

In collaboration with ALERTWildfire, UC San Diego, University of Nevada Reno, CENIC, SCE and PG&E, in three months GeoLinks has installed 88 cameras to improve confirmation and response efforts in combatting California wildfires. March 14, 2019 12:14 PM Pacific Daylight Time – Official Release CAMARILLO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GeoLinks, a California-based telecommunications provider and competitive local exchange […]

CENIC Honors GeoLinks, and CENIC NOC for Outstanding California Wildfire Response

CENIC Honors GeoLinks for Outstanding California Wildfire Response

CENIC Honors AT&T, GeoLinks, and CENIC NOC for Outstanding California Wildfire Response FEBRUARY 28, 2019 · RENS & NRENS CENIC announces recipients of 2019 Christine Haska Distinguished Service Award Read the full release here:https://cenic.org/news/item/cenic-honors-att-geolinks-and-cenic-noc La Mirada, CA & Berkeley, CA — February 28, 2019 —  In recognition of their immediate and effective response to ensure emergency connectivity to […]

Is 5G Worth all the Hype? Lexie Smith - GeoLinks

Is 5G Worth All the Hype?

Industry experts weigh in on the global telecom debate By Lexie Smith, VP of Business Development – GeoLinks Original Article Published on Thrive Global The telecom industry kicked 2019 off by continuing the highly publicized debate over the opportunities, or lack thereof, that 5G presents modern day society. The technology’s promise to deliver higher bandwidth, lower latency, […]

Entrepreneur mag honors Camarillo firm - GeoLinks

Entrepreneur mag honors Camarillo firm

Read Full Article Online Here GeoLinks was honored in December as one of the best small businesses in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine. The Camarillo-based telecommunications company, which built its business on bringing high-speed internet access to remote areas using radio waves and wires to get to people traditional cables alone can’t reach, was […]

2019 Telecom Predictions - GeoLinks.com

Round Up – Industry Experts share their 2019 Telecom Predictions

From the emergence of fixed wireless and hybrid networks, to the predictive realities of 5G, telecom experts share their 2019 industry forecasts. Written By: Lexie Smith  | Original article posted on Medium.com | Dec 28, 2018 Please note that the views and opinions expressed in this article do not represent nor do they imply endorsement of my […]

California’s Research Network Connects Science and Community

California’s Research Network Connects Science and Community

UC IT Blogger December 19, 2018 CalREN, CENIC, Susan Rambo, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, UCB, UCSD, wireless By Susan Rambo. CENIC — the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California — wants to connect the state of California into one giant wireless mesh network. With 20 million users, non-profit network operator CENIC (pronounced “scenic”) may be in a good position to build that network. But they […]

GeoLinks Named One of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur 360™ List

GeoLinks Named One of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur 360™ List

Press Release distributed on Businesswire.com  Dec. 19, 2018 – Camarillo, California – GeoLinks has been recognized as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur 360™ List, a premier study delivering the most comprehensive analysis of private companies in America. Based on this study forged by Entrepreneur, GeoLinks is recognized as […]

The future has arrived; it's Smart, and we're not ready for it. Here's why. - Lexie Smith - GeoLinks

The future has arrived; it’s Smart, and we’re not ready for it. Here’s why.

Read the original article on Medium.com From Washington D.C., to the coast of California, “Smart City” is, and was, perhaps 2018’s most prominent buzzword, aside from “5G”, circulating nearly all tech, economic, and broadband related conferences and forums. While the exact definition of what really is a “Smart City” varies by person and party, the […]

Firefighters battle the Woolsey Fire as it burns a home in Malibu in this file photo. (Photo: AP PHOTO)

Camarillo-based GeoLinks joins universities on wildfire project

Original Article: https://www.vcstar.com/story/money/business/2018/12/06/camarillo-based-geolinks-joins-universities-wildfire-project/2212376002/ ALERTWildfire, a consortium of the University of Nevada Reno, UC San Diego and the University of Oregon has officially partnered with Camarillo-based telecom GeoLinks to deploy wildfire detection, prevention and situational awareness systems across California. Demand for the expansion was inspired by a new wildfire camera pan-tilt-zoom technology developed by Graham Kent, director […]

SHLB Coalition Announces 5 New Board Members – Melissa Slawson

SHLB Coalition Announces 5 New Board Members

Original Source SHLB.org Washington, D.C. (December 5, 2018) – Today the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition announced five additions to its board of directors for 2019: Cindy Aden, state librarian, State of Washington; Erik Heinrich, senior manager SLED business development, Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS Company; Tim Koxlien, CEO, Telequality Communications; Ray Timothy, CEO […]

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