Cal.net Announces TV White Space Based Broadband Service Availability

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:
Mark Herr
530-672-1078, x105
mherr@cal.net
www.cal.net

Cal.net Announces TV White Space Based Broadband Service Availability

Shingle Springs, California – January 16, 2014. Cal.net, Inc, an Internet Service Provider based in Shingle Springs, CA, is proud to announce immediate commercial availability of its new high-quality TV White Space based fixed-wireless Internet service in El Dorado County.
TV White Space (“TVWS”) technology utilizes the unused radio spectrum between local television channels to enable two-way high-speed wireless data communications. Unlike the higher frequencies employed by most other digital wireless systems, TVWS signals are capable of penetrating long distance through dense forests and past terrain obstructions. By leveraging this new technology, Cal.net is now able to provide its broadband services in areas that heretofore have never been able to receive high-speed Internet service from terrestrial sources.
In cooperation with Carlson Wireless Technologies, Inc., the manufacturer of the first commercially feasible equipment able to deliver broadband services using TVWS, Cal.net has been conducting limited local tests of the system under an experimental FCC license since April, 2013. On January 15th, Carlson announced that their product is now certified by the FCC, and as a consequence, Cal.net is now able to deploy this technology on a widespread basis.
Cal.net will commence deployment in the Swansboro, Camino, Greenwood, Pleasant Valley, and Somerset areas immediately, with services to other areas following soon thereafter.
About Cal.net, Inc.
Cal.net is a premier northern-California based Internet Service Provider, offering a variety of services to meet the data communications needs of individuals and businesses. The company provides high-speed Internet access through land-line and terrestrial fixed-wireless channels, Web hosting and custom Web design, a local co-location datacenter, and local technical support. High-speed Internet services include broadband wireless, DSL and other dedicated high speed lines. The company’s fixed-wireless broadband service provides high-speed Internet throughout most of Western El Dorado County. Its co-location datacenter allows other firms to store and access their servers in a secure, environmentally controlled local facility with highly reliable redundant Internet backbone connections. Visit http://www.cal.net for more information.

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Cal.net and Vast Networks Announce Immediate Availability of Services on Vast’s Fiber Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:
Mark Herr
530-672-1078, x105
mherr@cal.net
www.cal.net

Mike Stewart
559-554-9111

Mstewart@cvin.com
www.vastnetworks.com

Cal.net and Vast Networks Announce Immediate Availability of Services on Vast’s Fiber Network

Shingle Springs and fresno, California – September 2, 2015. Cal.net, Inc, an Internet Service Provider based in Shingle Springs, CA, and Vast Networks, a middle-mile and last mile fiber infrastructure provider based in Fresno, CA, are proud to jointly announce immediate commercial availability of the Vast fiber network services in El Dorado, Amador, and Placer Counties.
The Vast fiber network, which was partially funded through federal ARRA and state CASF grants in 2010, is now complete and ready to supply high-speed Internet services along its route. A portion of this entirely-underground route runs through the heart of the Sierra Nevada western foothills from Jamestown in Tuolumne County to Grass Valley in Nevada County, connecting at each end to other fiber routes running down the spine of the Central Valley. This architecture delivers the following unique combination of benefits unattainable by alternative services:
The “ring” architecture provides a dual path for Internet traffic that enables service to remain functional all along the route even in the event of a fiber cut or failure at any one point;
The underground nature of the network greatly reduces the risk of damage to the network from accidents, acts of nature, or intentional vandalism; and
The modern technology and substantial fiber capacity of the network offer high-quality dedicated symmetric Internet connection speeds from 50 Mbps all the way up to 10 Gbps.
With a three-year history of quietly working together behind the scenes, the companies are also pleased to finally announce that Cal.net is now an official representative of Vast Networks with the ability to design, provision, and support services throughout the Gold Country of California and beyond. With aggressive pricing and a commitment to exemplary local service, Cal.net, together with Vast, is now the go-to resource for high-speed business-class Internet service in the Western Sierra Region. To find out more about establishing a CVIN fiber connection, phone Cal.net on 530-672-1078, and ask for the sales department.
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About CVIN, LLC, dba Vast Networks
Organized in 1995, Vast Networks is a joint enterprise comprised of affiliates of several Independent Telephone Companies located in central and northern California offering a full line of Network Services to commercial, educational, and municipal customers , as well as other telecommunications companies in the area. Born from the Independent Telephone Industry where quality of service has always been stressed. Vast’s services are state-of-the-art, its network reliable, its prices competitive, and its customer service beyond compare.
Offering the best in telecom services and peripheral support technologies, Vast has deployed over 1,700 miles of fiber optic infrastructure throughout California in the past few years and will continue to deliver fiber solutions to both rural and metropolitan areas throughout the state.
Visit http://vastnetworks.com/ for more information.
About Cal.net, Inc.
Cal.net is a premier northern-California based Internet Service Provider, offering a variety of services to meet the data communications needs of individuals and businesses. The company provides high-speed Internet access and high-quality VoIP telephony services, Web hosting and custom Web design, a local co-location datacenter, and local technical support. The company’s fixed-wireless broadband service currently provides high-speed Internet throughout most of Western El Dorado County and northwestern Amador County, serving the rural communities where no other provider is able to reach. Its facilities-based Voice over Internet Protocol telephony service offers crystal-clear voice service with nationwide calling for one low fixed price.
Visit http://www.cal.net for more information.

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Cal.net merges with Central Valley Broadband

Shingle Springs – February 23, 2016. Cal.net, Inc, an Internet Service Provider (“ISP”) based in Shingle Springs, CA, today announces that it has merged with Central Valley Broadband, LLC (“CVB”), an ISP based in Roseville, CA. This merger approximately doubles the geographic service area of each company, broadening the combined coverage to around 2,000 square miles and enabling seamless high-quality broadband Internet services to be delivered to most of the rural communities of the Sierra Nevada foothills east and northeast of Sacramento. The combined entities will operate under the Cal.net name, now making Cal.net one of the largest privately-owned fixed-wireless ISPs in northern California.

Central Valley Broadband began operations as QuikNet in 1998 as the first Wireless ISP in the Sacramento foothills area. Through a series of events, the company eventually came to be known as CVB. Over time, CVB grew both organically and via acquisitions to become one of the premier fixed-wireless broadband service providers in the area, with a solid reputation of excellent service quality.

We welcome the customers of CVB into the Cal.net family,” stated John Lane, CEO of Cal.net. “We want to assure the loyal CVB subscribers that not only will the excellent service they’ve been receiving from CVB continue, they can also look forward to new services and improved quality under the Cal.net banner. Over the next few months we’ll be enhancing CVB’s network to enable the deployment of superior-quality VoIP telephony services, along with higher speed packages. On top of that, additional major services will be made available later on this year.”

William Lawver, CEO of Central Valley Broadband, stated “Over the past decade, we have known Cal.net as a worthy competitor that has continually incentivized us to improve our service offerings. We realized, however, that their superior resources, particularly from the California Advanced Services Fund grants, will ultimately deliver a level of services to the local community that we alone could not accomplish. We are proud to hand over the reins to such a capable organization, and confident that our customers will soon enjoy the benefits of the merged operations.”

Merging the wireless networks of the two companies will enhance overall reliability, while the economies of scale of the merged operations will enable new investments into superior networking and wireless technologies that will result in increased quality and performance for both systems and enable new services to be offered. Due to the geographic overlap of the two operations, improved radio-frequency planning will help to eliminate radio interference, resulting in improved service quality in the overlap areas. Additionally, connecting the two networks will enable higher data speeds and add redundant connections to the Internet to minimize service outages. And later this year, customers on both networks can look forward to the roll-out of superior fixed-wireless 4G-LTE broadband service, crystal-clear Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (“VoIP”) digital telephone service, and digital television services.

As a result of the combined staff of the two companies, current CVB customers will enjoy immediate benefits such as expanded customer service hours and quicker response to service requests. The company will also be able to respond more quickly to sales inquiries.

 

About Cal.net, Inc.

Cal.net is a privately-held premier northern-California based Internet Service Provider, offering a variety of services to meet the data communications needs of individuals and businesses. The company provides high-speed Internet access and high-quality VoIP telephony services, Web hosting and custom Web design, a local co-location datacenter, and local technical support. The company’s fixed-wireless broadband service currently provides high-speed Internet throughout most of western El Dorado and Placer Counties, portions of southern Nevada and Yuba Counties, and northwestern Amador County, serving rural communities where no other provider is able to reach. Its facilities-based Voice over Internet Protocol telephony service offers crystal-clear voice service with nationwide calling for one low fixed price.