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Our Story

To face the ongoing challenge of slow and poor-quality broadband and internet data throughout New York City, Skywire Networks was established in 2012.  Most people don’t realize that the broadband density of New York City, the largest city in the world, is lower than Lagos, Nigeria. We affectionately call Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, NYC’s digital deserts, because so few commercial buildings are equipped with fiber or quality broadband.

Skywire Network has rapidly expanded its network to more than 1,800 “lit” buildings, providing internet and voice services to thousands of businesses in NYC. Our “near-net” reach is extensive and approaches over 100,000 commercial buildings which can be easily connected to our network. 

If you are a business in NYC struggling with your internet or you own or manage a commercial Class B of C building in NYC and you are seeking better broadband solutions, please drop us a note or give us a call to see how we may help.

Our Team

Doug Turtz, CEO
Doug Turtz joined as CEO of Skywire and Xchange Telecom in January 2023. Previously, Mr. Turtz served as the SVP of Enterprise Sales and Strategy at Lightpath and the National VP of Fiber Sales at Crown Castle. Mr. Turtz has been in telecommunications since 2000 and has extensive experience growing organizations and serving the country’s most innovative customers. Mr. Turtz did his undergraduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis and received his MS in Mass Communications at Boston University.

Tom Gambino, COO

Tom is the Chief Operating Office of Skywire Networks. Prior to Skywire, Tom served as SVP Deployment and Operations at Intersection, an experience-driven media and technology company, where he led the company’s hardware, planning, deployment, operations, and service desk teams across 12 markets. This includes Link, the world’s largest and fastest public Wi-Fi project. Before Intersection, he served as Senior Director of Operations at Charter Communications where he was responsible for the day-to-day operation of properties within New York City.

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