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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 […]

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 […]

Size Doesn’t Matter: SD-WAN Benefits Every Business Network

When you think about a wide area network (WAN), you likely picture a network covering a large geographic area, connecting smaller local area networks (LANs) at each company location. It follows, then that a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) would function similarly over an expansive, multilocation enterprise network. And, you’d be right, but not completely. […]

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Don’t Overlook Inbound Failover in Your Business Continuity Planning

It can happen any time. And these days, it happens too often. Maybe it’s a hurricane tearing down and overloading infrastructure. Or a wildfire. Or the third “thousand-year-flood in a row.” Maybe it’s just a construction crew with a backhoe. Whatever the cause, your business connectivity flatlines, cutting off your organization from the rest of […]

GeoLinks FCC Public Comment

GeoLinks Ex Parte – 06.01.2020

June 1, 2020   VIA ELECTRONIC DELIVERY Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, SW Room TW-A325 Washington, DC 20554   Re: Competitive Bidding Procedures and Certain Program Requirements for the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction, AU Docket No. 20-34 Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, WC Docket No. 19-126 Connect America Fund, WC […]

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GeoLinks Ex Parte – 05.29.2020

May 29, 2020   VIA ELECTRONIC DELIVERY Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, SW Room TW-A325 Washington, DC 20554   Re: Competitive Bidding Procedures and Certain Program Requirements for the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction, AU Docket No. 20-34 Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, WC Docket No. 19-126 Connect America Fund, WC […]

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GeoLinks Ex Parte – 12.03.2019

December 4, 2019   VIA ELECTRONIC DELIVERY   Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, SW Room TW-A325 Washington, DC 20554   Re:        Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, WC Docket No. 19-126; Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90   Dear Ms. Dortch: On December 3, 2019, Melissa Slawson, General Counsel […]

GeoLinks Welcomes Technology Veteran Randy Chapman as New Sales Director for Direct, Channel and Wholesale Sales

Networking Expert to Lead Consultative Sales of GeoLinks’ Dedicated Internet, SD-WAN, Hosted Voice, IoT and Cloud Connectivity Services June 15, 2020 1:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time CAMARILLO, Calif.–As GeoLinks continues its strong growth trend, the company is pleased to welcome telecommunications industry veteran Randy Chapman as its Director of Sales. With nearly 15 years of […]

8 Facts to Set the Record Straight About Fixed Wireless Internet

Fixed wireless is one of the most reliable, cost-effective connectivity solutions in the marketplace. Despite a proven track record, many misconceptions persist about fixed wireless service. Some of this confusion stems from the early iterations of fixed wireless, some is the product of Internet rumors and some is based on simple misunderstanding of the different […]

LTE + Destination Based Failover: How to keep your phones and POS system connected

The powerful cost benefits of Software-defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) dominate conversations, so it’s easy to forget that impetus behind SD-WAN development was business continuity — Internet failover, to be specific. Internet failover is just what it sounds like: When the primary Internet connection fails, experiences packet loss or latency spikes, SD-WAN technology switches traffic […]

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Not All Connections Are Created Equal

With the sudden surge in remote work and distance learning, internet connectivity has been put to the test. As we predicted, shared circuits in residential areas have been stretched beyond their limits with web surfing and video streaming competing for bandwidth with videoconferencing and large data uploads. These slowdowns are not unexpected. Most residential internet […]

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Network downtime can be a thing of the past

IT downtime can cost businesses on average $9,000 per minute, or $540,000 per hour, according to a 2016 study by Ponemon Institute. Think it won’t happen to you? Think again. With thousands, if not millions, of dollars on the line, it’s imperative to closely examine your service level agreement (SLA) when choosing your ISP. Ninety-nine […]

GeoLinks Reply Comments on RDOF Competitive Bidding Procedures and Program Requirements

REPLY COMMENTS OF CALIFORNIA INTERNET, L.P. DBA GEOLINKS California Internet, L.P. DBA GeoLinks (“GeoLinks” or the “Company”) submits these Reply Comments in response to Comments filed on the Public Notice, seeking input on proposed pre-auction and bidding processes proposed for Phase I of the upcoming Rural Digital Opportunity (“RDOF”) reverse auction.[1] INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY GeoLinks […]

GeoLinks Comments on Competitive Bidding Procedures

COMMENTS OF CALIFORNIA INTERNET, L.P. DBA GEOLINKS California Internet, L.P. DBA GeoLinks (“GeoLinks” or the “Company”) submits these Comments on the Public Notice, seeking input on proposed pre-auction and bidding processes proposed for Phase I of the upcoming Rural Digital Opportunity (“RDOF”) reverse auction.[1] INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY GeoLinks is one of the fastest growing Internet […]

GeoLinks Joins Pledge to Keep Americans Connected

California-based telecommunications provider GeoLinks, has joined the Federal Communications Commission’s pledge to “Keep Americans Connected” during the coronavirus outbreak. The formal joining of the pledge is a vow from the company to ensure that its customers remain connected to vital information infrastructure during these uncertain times. The Keep Americans Connected Pledge reads as follows: Given […]

The Importance of Creating Digital Business Certainty

By: Skyler Ditchfield, GeoLinks CEO As businesses across the country establish and put in place procedures to ensure business continuity in the face of uncertainties surrounding the spread of coronavirus, including a surge in remote-optional work, limited connectivity looms large over the best-intentioned plans. While your place of business may have its network firing on […]

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