JSA Social Media Best Practices Blog Series #3 How Companies Connect: The LinkedIn Edition

Let’s take the social aspect out of social media for a second and make it networking media instead. That precisely is what LinkedIn promises us—a platform for companies and business professionals alike to network outside of mundane emails, awkward cocktail parties and hectic conferences. LinkedIn is the business professionals’ Facebook, where instead of sharing your Likes and Relationship Status, you share up-to-date resumes, work contacts and professional endorsements. Let’s face it, LinkedIn might not be the most riveting social media platform, but in the work world, it’s an essential tool for learning the ins and outs of companies; from their … Continue reading

RCN Business Sponsors Race Benefiting Cancer Research

On your mark, get set for the Sprint Four the Cure race to be held September 20th in Washington DC. The 5K race starts at the Four Seasons Hotel with runners and walkers gathering together to take action against cancer. As a sponsor of the 34th annual race, RCN Business joins the community in raising awareness and money to support cancer research at the Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. “RCN Business is dedicated to serving our communities, and the Sprint Four the Cure race is a great way to contribute and give back to a very worthy … Continue reading

Telecom Ramblings Puts the Spotlight on NexxCom Wireless’ CEO

In case you missed Tuesday’s Telecom Ramblings Industry Spotlight, here is a recap of what Jay Lawrence has to say about the impact of wireless networks on financial exchanges and the future of NexxCom wireless. NexxCom’s ultra low latency radio technology has already had a substantial impact on the financial vertical. As the company continues to roll out new ultra fast circuits to the high frequency trading segment (among others) Telecom Ramblings‘, Rob Powell had a chance to sit down with NexxCom Wireless, CEO for an update on the company’s transatlantic routes and technology behind HTC, true diversity, and connecting … Continue reading

ViaWest is Data Center of Choice for DIRECTV

Logo-VW_gold_RGB_v_serv_lg ViaWest, the leading colocation, managed services, and cloud provider in North America, announces that DIRECTV, one of the world’s leading providers of digital entertainment services, has selected ViaWest to support its critical network infrastructure. DIRECTV serves more than 37 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America with state-of-the-art technology, programming and customer service. Because its business is growing rapidly within a competitive and dynamic marketplace, DIRECTV sought a strong technology partner that would deliver colocation space, reliable power and cooling as the company moves its production environment into a new location. “We chose to work with ViaWest because they … Continue reading

Lightower Expands All-Fiber Network in Downtown Philadelphia

Lightower Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier all-fiber provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance, just keeps on growing. The company announced today the expansion of its all-fiber footprint throughout downtown Philadelphia. The added network will deliver high-performance networking to businesses throughout downtown, including the area surrounding Broad St., Market St., JFK Blvd. and Chestnut Ave. In addition, Lightower customers in Philadelphia will now have access to the entire Lightower network and all Lightower service locations. In addition to the new network downtown, Lightower also offers over 16,000 square feet of colocation space at 401 N. … Continue reading

ViaWest Forms Partnership with Consolidated Communications

Logo-VW_gold_RGB_v_serv_lg ViaWest, the leading colocation, managed services, and cloud provider in North America, announces it has reached a new partnership with Consolidated Communications (CCI), one of the largest independent telecommunications providers in the U.S. CCI will now resell ViaWest’s state-of-the-art data center services at the ViaWest Infomart facility located in Dallas. The agreement will further strengthen the network and Internet services offered by CCI, and enable highly redundant solutions for its business clients. ViaWest now serves eight of top 18 fastest growing companies in North Texas. With operations in six states, and more than 110 years in telecommunications, CCI offers business … Continue reading

JSA Social Media Best Practices Blog Series #2 The Social Network – Facebook Continues to Dominate

Facebook_logo-2 Everyone loves Facebook. Too bold of a statement? Well … okay … I’ll scale it back and admit that not everyone loves Facebook. Believe it or not, there are still some people on the planet Earth, even in the United States of America, who do not have a Facebook account. But that has become more the exception than the rule. Some people obsess over Facebook; while others just let their profiles bob up and down in virtual obscurity. These folks might respond to the occasional direct message from a friend, but that’s about it. But, as a general rule of … Continue reading

Can’t Miss! Colo Atl Founder to Discuss Pursuit of ‘Model Data Center’ at Washington, D.C. Data Center Summit

ColoAtl Heading over to the Second Annual Washington, D.C. & Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit next week? Be sure to check out Colo Atl Owner and Founder, Tim Kiser, who will speak on the panel, “In Pursuit of the ‘Model Data Center:’ How Rising Demand, New Innovations and Energy Efficiency Challenges are Changing Design and Development in 2014.” Moderated by Andy Jimenez, Vice President of Technology for Anixter, the panel will take place day of conference, Sept. 16 from 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm. So what will the panel cover? Some hot discussion points include: Has the industry moved closer to a … Continue reading

FirstLight & Maine Fiber Team Up to Extend Internet to Underserved Areas Throughout Maine

FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating in Upstate New York and Northern New England, announces today that it will provide next generation IP services to business customers located along Maine Fiber Company’s existing fiber infrastructure, also known as “Three Ring Binder.” The two companies will seamlessly extend Internet to underserved areas throughout Maine, leveraging each others respective capabilities.  FirstLight has deployed a high quality, low-latency IP network in areas that historically had few options.  This next-generation IP network is unique in that it was purpose built to support the needs of businesses in Northern New England and Upstate New York and utilizes … Continue reading

The Hits Keep Coming – ViaWest Earns Second Award in a Month

Logo-VW_gold_RGB_v_serv_lg ViaWest, the leading colocation, managed services, and cloud provider in North America, is having a great month. At the end of August, the company was honored with the 2014 Top Telecom Company Award during ColoradoBIZ Magazine’s Top Company Awards ceremony. Today, ViaWest announces is has been selected by Channel Partners, a resource for indirect sales channels offering IT and telecom solutions, as a winner of the 2014 Cloudys Cloud Channel Innovation Awards. ViaWest’s KINECTed Health Cloud, specifically designed to help companies meet their compliance requirements and IT needs, was selected by Channel Partners as the Most Innovative Cloud Service. Twenty-five winners … Continue reading