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Press Release -- July 21st, 2011
Source: Sidera Networks
Tags: Colocation, Ethernet, Expansion, Wavelength

GWI Chooses Sidera Networks’ Platform to Support its Expansion into Boston and New York

Leading New England residential and business telecommunications provider is extending its high-speed fiber optic network

New York – July 21, 2011Sidera Networks, the premier provider of fiber optic-based network solutions, today announced that GWI will leverage its Ethernet Services and colocation facilities to extend its reach into Boston and New York.

As a leader in providing Internet and voice solutions to both businesses and residences in northern New England, GWI is one of the fastest growing private companies in the country, according to Inc. magazine. To support and continue this growth, GWI will leverage Sidera’s Ethernet network and colocation facilities to connect its customers in Maine and New Hampshire to points throughout the Northeast, via one reliable, high-speed fiber optic network.  GWI will also leverage its presence in these major cities to offer out-of-state service providers cost-effective Ethernet connections to some of the most rural parts of Maine via the GWI network.

Sidera’s Ethernet Service combines the reliability and ubiquity of Ethernet with next-generation metropolitan area transport technology. The result is a service that delivers an efficient, fully restorable, easily managed network. Offering dedicated point-to-point as well as switched point-to-multipoint and multipoint-to-multipoint connections, Sidera’s Ethernet Service enables GWI to seamlessly extend its network reach from its local market into the key metropolitan areas they wish to serve.

“Sidera has an excellent reputation for high quality network performance,” said Fletcher Kittredge, CEO of GWI. “With Sidera as our network partner, we are confident our customers will experience outstanding quality and reliability. As a Maine-based company, we are also confident that this new network – stretching from Manhattan to Boston, to Portland to Caribou – will be another step in building the infrastructure needed to attract and grow solid, quality jobs in Maine.”

Sidera’s state-of-the-art colocation facilities at 111 8th Avenue in New York and 1 Summer Street in Boston will also support GWI’s aggressive network growth plan and enable the expansion of service offerings in these geographies.

“We are pleased that GWI has chosen Sidera as its infrastructure provider for expansion into these two key markets,” said Mike Sicoli, CEO of Sidera Networks. “Combining our Ethernet Service with our Colocation Service creates a total solution that gives companies like GWI an edge in this competitive marketplace, allowing them to enter these cities quickly and efficiently.”

About Sidera Networks

Sidera Networks, LLC, is the premier provider of tailored, high capacity communications services to carrier and enterprise customers. Sidera Networks offers a comprehensive suite of facilities-based services including: Ethernet, SONET, Wavelength, Dark Fiber, Internet Access, Colocation and more. With a fiber optic network leveraging unique rights-of-way that delivers connectivity to the major metropolitan areas from Maine to Virginia and out to Chicago, as well as access to Toronto and London, Sidera is committed to delivering cost-effective, custom solutions coupled with superior industry expertise, service and support.

About GWI

Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Biddeford, Maine, GWI is a leader in Northern New England’s telecommunication industry. We offer innovative and cost effective telephone and Internet solutions designed for residential and business customers. With friendly 24/7 Maine-based customer support and best-in-breed technology to ensure fast, secure, and reliable access, GWI makes the Internet easy for our customers. Recognized in 2003, 2004 and 2010 as one of the country’s fastest growing private companies by Inc. magazine, GWI is the local, independent company that knows Maine people. If you’re looking for a local alternative, a company that listens to you and will respond quickly, connect with GWI. Call toll free 866-494-2020 or contact us online to get connected now.

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