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TBI Event: Darren Feder Spreading the Skywire Story!

By Paul Harr on Apr 5, 2019 9:30:02 AM

Awesome day at TBI's NYC Cloud Commission event! Thanks @TBI Team!

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Channel Partners: Intelisys Teams with Ethernet Provider Skywire

By Paul Harr on Mar 14, 2019 12:06:29 PM

"Intelisys has aligned with a major Ethernet provider to serve New York City.  The ScanSource-owned master agent/distributor is partnering with Skywire Networks, which has 525 lit buildings in the Big Apple. Intelisys subagents can now offer services on Skywire’s broadband network...The new supplier gives needed resources to partners facing portfolio gaps when it comes to serving New York City area customers.  Skywire prides itself on reaching “digital deserts,” which are offices that aren’t part of well-lit “class A” commercial buildings."

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Skywire Networks Announces Partnership with Intelisys

By Paul Harr on Mar 12, 2019 9:03:28 AM

New York, NY –– Skywire Networks, one of the fastest growing Ethernet providers in New York City, with more than 525 lit buildings, 35 distribution hubs and 39,000 near-net buildings, announced today that it is now a Supplier Partner with Intelisys, Inc., a ScanSource company, and the nation’s leading provider of technology services. This partnership will provide Intelisys Sales Partners with access to Skywire’s extensive NYC broadband network.    

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Skywire Networks Announces Partnership with TBI

By Paul Harr on Mar 5, 2019 9:00:00 AM

New York, NY –– Skywire Networks, one of the fastest growing Ethernet providers in New York City, with more than 525 lit buildings, 35 distribution hubs and 39,000 near-net buildings, announced today their partnership with white-glove master agent TBI. TBI, one of the nation’s leading third-party technology distributors, will now offer their customers and agents access to Skywire’s extensive NYC broadband network.

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Skywire Networks’ Partner Portal Enhanced in Q1 2019

By Paul Harr on Mar 1, 2019 3:01:19 PM

Skywire Networks is excited to announce significant enhancements to our Partners Portal in Q1 2019. 

Since the portal’s launch in June 2018, we have added thousands of more qualified buildings, lowered retail and wholesale prices and also built out the Portal’s Resource Center which debuted in October 2018 to include new partner sales resources including commission reporting.

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Skywire Networks Extends to the East Side of Manhattan

By Paul Harr on Feb 19, 2019 4:32:37 PM

Consistent access to the Internet - -- also known as the fourth utility -- is as crucial to our daily lives as electricity, gas and water. Yet high-speed quality Internet and the connections it facilitates to employment, culture, and commerce remain beyond the reach of many commercial business and building owners on the East Side of Manhattan.

As an area of New York City known for its prestigious hospitals, museums, restaurants and multi-million dollar townhouses, it is counterintuitive that the East Side of Manhattan is fiber challenged and has extremely unreliable internet connectivity. But it’s true!!
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Skywire Networks Announces the Launch of its Partner Resource Center.

By Paul Harr on Oct 9, 2018 9:40:58 AM

NEW YORK--Skywire Networks, one of the fastest growing Ethernet providers in New York City, announced today that it has launched an online resource center for agents, channel partners and wholesale carrier partners. Skywire recently announced the lighting of its 500th building in NYC. In addition to lighting 500 buildings, Skywire has also built 35 major distribution hubs throughout NYC, resulting in a near-net coverage area of 39,000+ commercial buildings.

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Skywire Networks Delivers Multi-Gigabit Connectivity to its 500th Building in NYC

By Paul Harr on Jun 28, 2018 9:39:40 AM

NEW YORK--()--Skywire Networks, one of the fastest growing Ethernet providers in New York City, announced today that it has recently “lit” its 500th building, a major milestone for the company in its 5 years of network buildout. In addition to lighting 500 buildings, Skywire has also built 35 major distribution hubs throughout NYC, resulting in a near-net coverage area of 39,000+ commercial buildings.

"We are incredibly excited to reach the 500th lit building milestone. Unlike most fiber providers that have focused exclusively on midtown and downtown Manhattan, our footprint covers the rest of the city,” said Alan Levy, CEO of Skywire Networks. “There is a shortage of quality carriers able to provide Gigabit Ethernet access to businesses throughout NYC. Skywire is passionate about filling this void in the marketplace.”

The Skywire Network and coverage area is especially strong in the boroughs of NYC, where demand for high-quality broadband far outweighs available, affordable supply. The company’s near-net coverage area includes:

 

Brooklyn  21,000 buildings  
Queens  10,000 buildings  
Manhattan 6,000   buildings  
Bronx  2,000   buildings  
Total     39,000 commercial buildings in the NYC area  
 
 

More than 80% of the near-net buildings above are challenged by not having high-quality, SLA Gigabit capable network services in place. Furthermore, if a Skywire competitor can actually “light” the building, significant additional costs such as special construction often drive up rates considerably. Skywire Networks does not charge for special construction for getting their network to qualified, published near-net buildings.

Skywire sells wholesale Ethernet Private lines to other carriers as well as Skywire-branded voice and data services to channel partners and agents. Skywire also offers a robust MPLS network as well as UCASS solutions covering the entire US. Skywire recently launched its Partner Portal, where registered users enter a NYC address to immediately determine if Skywire can provide high-speed connectivity, on either (or both) of their terrestrial and aerial MPLS networks, as well as the expected installation interval and the pricing. In addition to the near-net footprint, Skywire has established interconnects with over 30 major fiber providers across the US.

Skywire invites all carriers and channel partners looking for high-quality NYC broadband access to reach out to Michael DenBlaker, Skywire’s Director of Wholesale Carrier services at mdenblaker@skywirenetworks.com or (646)-722-7215, and to sign up for the partner portal: https://www.skywirenetworks.com/partners

ABOUT SKYWIRE NETWORKS

Skywire Networks is one of the fastest growing Ethernet providers in New York City, with more than 500 lit buildings, 35 distribution hubs, and a near-net footprint of over 39,000+ commercial buildings. The company provides both direct and wholesale Ethernet Private Lines and Internet with speeds ranging from 50Mbps to 10Gbps. Skywire Networks addresses the problem of poor fiber density in NYC by leveraging various edge technologies to deliver SLA, fiber-class throughput, and connectivity.

 

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How Connectivity Will Determine the Cities of Tomorrow

By Paul Harr on May 25, 2018 4:59:38 AM

The internet has taken over our lives. Whether that will turn out to be beneficial or harmful (or a combination of both) remains to be seen, but the fact of the matter is that it’s near impossible to conduct any aspect of everyday life without using the internet in some way. We communicate using the internet. We pay our bills over the internet. We consume news and entertainment on the internet. Many of us require the internet to do our jobs. The internet has become woven into the fabric of everyday life, but it has become so commonplace as to seem invisible. We turn on our computers with the assumption that we will be able to access everything we need, without a thought to the infrastructure that allows that to happen. In doing so, we ignore the role that the internet - and access to it - plays in shaping the landscapes around us, particularly with regard to determining the future urban landscape and the cities of tomorrow.

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The State of Fixed Wireless

By Paul Harr on May 20, 2018 6:15:00 AM

For a long time, people looking for an alternative to fiber providers such as Verizon and Time Warner Cable had nowhere to turn to. As Daryl Schoolar, a principal analyst at OVUM, a market research and consulting firm, has noted, “For more than a decade, there has been great interest in operators using fixed wireless access, or microwave, as a viable ‘last-mile’ technology”, despite the fact that such technology was at the time unstable under certain conditions. But providers persevered, and fixed wireless access (also known as FWA) has become an increasingly popular option in both densely populated cities such as New York and rural areas in places like Oklahoma and Iowa.

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Featured on Forbes: Content May Be King, But Not Without Access Via The Last Mile

By Paul Harr on May 11, 2018 3:37:33 AM

Alan Levy, co-founder & CEO of Skywire Networks, one of the largest Fixed Wireless Broadband Providers in New York City discusses why content is king, but not with access via the "last mile".

See the original article as seen on Forbes here.

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What To Expect In the Aftermath of Net Neutrality - Part I

By Paul Harr on May 10, 2018 12:11:27 AM

The repeal of net neutrality was not a popular decision - at least, not among the internet users of the United States, of which there are many. So why, then, was net neutrality repealed? The answer, according to FCC chairman Ajit Pai, is because the rules set out during the tenure of the previous FCC chairman Tom Wheeler were too “heavy-handed,” and worked to penalize telecoms companies at the expense of growth and innovation - in other words, because it wasn’t favorable for ISPs.

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Skywire Networks/OVUM White Paper Featured in Fierce Telecom

By Paul Harr on Mar 23, 2018 12:10:30 PM

There is a growing appeal for fixed wireless access (FWA) as an alternative to fiber-class access methods, especially for enterprise-class services. FWA can compete directly against other technologies, like fiber, in its ability to transport Ethernet & support high-speed broadband Internet access. 

Check out our white paper as featured on Fierce Telecom.

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Skywire Networks Significantly Scales its Wholesale and Channel Partner Activities in New York City

By Paul Harr on Jan 25, 2018 9:34:25 AM

New York, New York – January 25, 2018 – Skywire Networks, one of the most active and fastest growing Ethernet providers in New York City, announced today that it has significantly scaled its wholesale and channel partner activities. Subsequent to a significant capital raise completed last summer, the company has now hit a new milestone – it has lit its 450th building and has now published its own near-net footprint of 20,000+ commercial buildings.


"We are incredibly excited to announce our plans to accelerate our wholesale and channel activities. Unlike most fiber providers that have focused exclusively on midtown and downtown Manhattan Class A commercial buildings, our NYC coverage area covers most of Brooklyn, Queens and those parts of Manhattan which have poor fiber density,” says Alan Levy, CEO of Skywire Networks.


Levy goes on to say, “With continued consolidation in the telecom space, there is a shortage of quality carriers that can provide wholesale SLA Ethernet private line access to buildings and businesses throughout NYC. Skywire is excited to help our partners fill this void in the marketplace.”


Skywire sells both wholesale Ethernet private lines to other carriers as well as Skywire-branded voice and data services to channel partners and agents. A key component of this effort will be the launch of our Partners Portal (https://www.skywirenetworks.com/partners). Registered users will be able to search for a NYC building by entering the service address and will immediately determine if Skywire can provide high-speed connectivity and the associated monthly recurring charges.


Skywire’s NYC portal includes Skywire lit buildings (Type 1), Skywire partner fiber buildings (Type 2), and Skywire near-net buildings. Today, the few carriers that do publish a pricing portal only include their own on-net buildings. Skywire’s portal is differentiated as an industry capable tool, in that Skywire publishes a building list of more than 60,000 NYC commercial buildings which covers essentially all of NYC.


Metro-Connect


On January 29th through January 31st, the Skywire Team will be attending the Metro Connect conference in Miami, Florida.
If you’d like to learn more about Skywire Networks and our extensive capabilities, connect with us in room 147 and hear us speak at the event:
Session Title: Understanding How to Cater to the Enterprise
Speaker: Darren Feder, President, Skywire Networks
Date: January 29, 2018
Time: 4:20 p.m. ET




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Featured on Forbes: Why Sky Is The Future

By Alan Levy on Dec 28, 2017 3:42:47 PM

New York City is a city of skyscrapers, high-rises and water towers perched far above the ground. But so much of what connects our city -- the subway system, water and electric utilities, fiber and so on -- lies beneath the ground. In an old, densely built city like New York, instead of perpetually looking to dig up of streets to deliver essential services to NYC businesses, we should be looking to solutions that allow for minimal disruption while providing the highest quality service.

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