Press Release: Skywire Networks Partners with Connectbase to Deliver High Speed Connectivity Across NYC's Most Underserved Areas
Press Release: Skywire Networks and Xchange Telecom Selected by NYC to Increase Broadband Connectivity
Skywire Networks, one of NYC’s fastest growing ISP’s, having lit nearly 2,000 NYC Metro buildings, is excited to announce that it has added two newly served neighborhoods: the East Village and the Lower East Side of Manhattan, to the 50+ neighborhoods that the company serves today.
We are all dealing with some form of “supply chain issues” in our lives due to the Covid pandemic. Whether it’s a shortage of building supplies, medical supplies, or large green olives and small seltzer bottles (near and dear to my heart). A search on Google for the phrase “supply chain issues” comes back with 1,420,000,000 search items.
Everywhere we look in the telecom and internet infrastructure space we see preparations for 5G underway. But in many cases, the technological hurdles aren’t the difficult ones. In markets like New York City it’s easier to talk about network densification but a whole lot harder to actually do it. Places like NYC have long been minefields for large carriers, but opportunity zones for smaller companies with the necessary local knowledge and capabilities. One such operator in NYC is Skywire Networks, which has been busy deploying its network throughout the digital deserts of NYC. With us today to talk about Skywire’s approach to bringing high-speed internet to every corner of NYC is founder and CEO Alan Levy.
Words can’t adequately describe what we all experienced in 2020. In early March and through the spring and summer, NYC was at the epicenter of the Covid-19 crisis.
Early on, a number of our employees (including me) had the virus. Fortunately, we all got through the first wave in good shape. For months, most businesses either moved to remote working or shut down, thereby leaving the city as a ghost town. The sounds of sirens filled the air around our offices in Brooklyn, only interrupted by the loud clanking of the pots and pans at 7PM each night by our citizens thanking our nurses, doctors and first responders.
I recently read a thoroughly researched article titled – “It’s 2020: Why Is The Internet Still Treated Like A Luxury, Not A Utility?” As the CEO of Skywire Networks, not only have I been asking this same question for many years, but I have worked with my team over the past 6 years to build an internet network throughout NYC, especially in the “fiber poor” outer-boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.
Early last month, with much fanfare, Apple announced their new 5G iPhone12. As the Apple ads hit the airwaves, not surprisingly so did the ads for Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T all touting their “5G” networks. If you read the fine print, you will realize that a very small portion of the 5G nationwide network is available and operating. There are 20,000 cities in the US and one of the carriers noted that they have lit 2,000 cities or 10%. If you dig a bit deeper, the total populations of these 2,000 cities is less than 1% of the total population. Anyway, these companies want to sell tons of phones and selling a new shiny object like 5G is a great way to do so.
We were featured in American Security Today regarding our pandemic response.
Skywire Networks, one of NYC’s fastest growing ISP’s, having lit more than 800 buildings and providing data services to thousands of business customers, is excited to announce that it has extended its network to Northern Manhattan and Southern Bronx.
The following article was written by our good friend Skyler Ditchfield, the CEO at California based GeoLinks and we couldn't agree more. While Skywire Networks provides both Fiber and Fixed Wireless access methods (often both resulting in true diversity), Fixed Wireless is a key component of what we do as owners of one the largest networks in NYC.
We hope that everyone is safe and healthy during the Covid-19 pandemic.
As an essential service provider and one of the most active network builders in NYC, we have stayed busy during the crisis. We are proud to announce that we have recently lit our 800th building.