PocketiNet Now Offers Advanced Home and Business Security and Automation Services
Walla Walla, WA February 7, 2013: PocketiNet Communications, Inc., a trusted leader in the telecommunications industry announces the immediate availability of Advanced Home and Business Security Systems. The company has been busy over the last year bringing together proven leading edge technologies for these new services. “So much has changed over the years and now we face a different world for ways to keep our families secure”, says Todd Brandenburg, President of PocketiNet. “Customers need more than anything else to have the peace of mind and trust in their local provider to offer these security services.”
PocketiNet Security is not just your ordinary security system but actually serves as the Digital Hub for very advanced features in the home or business. Features include Energy Management that can control lights and thermostats, Home Automation that controls access to doors, lights and thermostats, as well as Video Monitoring that captures LIVE motion as well as Image motion alerts, and the very latest in wireless Security features which means no rewiring is necessary. PocketiNet has also teamed up with Alarm.com and 2Gig to bring all these features together directly to your smartphone wherever you go. Need to check if your kids made it home from school? A short video clip can show them walking in the door and disarming the system. Need to save on your utility bill? The system can even sense when your home and turn lights on/off as well as turn up the heat from work. “The system is so impressive, that you have to actually experience it to appreciate all the possibilities it can do”, says Brandenburg.
“Our search for the perfect home security solution started because our home was broken into almost a year and a half ago”, says Brandenburg. “The feeling that someone violated your home is very unsettling and thus we began to do research on security systems that would protect our family. Through necessity we created a product that worked very well for our needs and noticed that it integrated well with advanced Internet technologies that we already offered at PocketiNet, so we decided to launch a new division of the company and offer these same advanced home security and automation services to the community.”
Customers are welcome to call us at 888-318-6219 or come down to one of our offices to experience it yourself. For further information you can contact Todd Brandenburg at 509-526-5026 for additional press release details.
PocketiNet is a locally owned and operated broadband Internet and Home Security service provider. Founded in April of 2000, PocketiNet serves the Mid-Columbia Basin from Walla Walla to Yakima, WA and south to Umatilla, OR and all points in between. In the competitive market of broadband Internet service providers, PocketiNet has positioned itself above the competition by actually delivering on its promises: speed, reliability, value, dedication and customer care.
PocketiNet Communications Announces Dark Fiber Acquisition with Fatbeam
Yakima, WA July 13, 2012: PocketiNet Communications, Inc., a Regional Telecommunications Service Provider recently signed a purchase agreement with Fatbeam, to acquire dark fiber capacity on its recently constructed Yakima Valley Fiber Optic Network. The sale involves nearly 22 completed miles of fiber around the City of Yakima. Additional capacity is planned in the East Valley as well as areas of Moxee and Sunnyside, WA.
PocketiNet plans to extend the original network and offer businesses throughout the area leading-edge, Fiber based Internet Services up to 1000Mbps and beyond, as well as high quality VOIP Phone Service Solutions. These services will enhance the opportunity for economic development in the area and offer unique custom based solutions for those entities needing to connect facilities not only locally, but throughout the State of Washington on PocketiNet's backbone.
A mutually beneficial, potential long-term relationship has emerged between PocketiNet and Fatbeam, and both parties plan to partner on future expansion projects in the future. "There appears to be many synergies of working with Fatbeam moving forward", states Todd Brandenburg, President of PocketiNet. "One of the strengths we've enjoyed is interconnecting networks with multiple carriers offering the consumer the best performance and value."
Since 2011, PocketiNet has been serving Yakima with Fixed Wireless Internet services and this new acquisition/development of the local fiber network will allow the company to offer the latest technology of secure, ultra-reliable, and cost effective fiber based solutions. PocketiNet has its own fiber construction crews for servicing existing and new construction infrastructure. The company plans to open a local office with staffing for sales and service in the upcoming months.
The new fiber optic based network will truly give business customers the much needed tools to compete both locally and beyond. "More than ever, we find that businesses really want to work with a local, caring company that can supply all of their telecommunication needs, including Internet and phone service" states Brandenburg. "This advanced fiber optic network will connect any business with the rest of the world, as well as across town, or across the state and that's a powerful thing."
PocketiNet is a locally owned and operated broadband Internet service provider. Founded in April of 2000, PocketiNet serves the Mid-Columbia Basin from Walla Walla to Yakima, WA and south to Umatilla, OR and all points in between. In the competitive market of broadband Internet service providers, PocketiNet has positioned itself above the competition by actually delivering on its promises: speed, reliability, value, dedication and customer care.
Fatbeam is a Competitive Access Provider delivering data transport services to business and enterprise, healthcare, education and government customers in the Pacific Northwest. While competitive telecom and broadband fiber capacity are mainstream throughout larger cities in the United States, Fatbeam focuses on underserved markets. Fatbeam delivers fiber optic bandwidth beginning at 1 gigabit Ethernet, extending to 100 gigabit and jumping to dark fiber.
PocketiNet Partners with the WW School District to Enhance Technology Infrastructure
Walla Walla, September, 6, 2011 - PocketiNet Communications, a leading provider of high speed broadband services, is completing a 10 month project with the Walla Walla School District to provide enhanced communication technology to the District through the installation of advanced fiber optics to all Walla Walla schools, Administrative Office, as well as the Transportation Cooperative and Support Services facility.
The new infrastructure provides increased capacity by 660 percent to create a “Mega Super Highway” for information sharing and updated voice services. The project provides advanced fiber optic services throughout the district and represents the latest innovative set of products. Students and staff will now benefit from access to reliable, ultra high speed Internet and voice services which offer an abundance of new learning opportunities.
“Many of the applications at present are still being developed and will most likely come from district educators using this new technology to better the educational experience of the student,” said Todd Brandenburg, President of PocketiNet Communications, Inc. “PocketiNet is committed to supporting the future of our children and the community where we live so the students of Walla Walla have all the tools necessary to excel in life.”
This project would not have been possible without the contribution of PocketiNet, who offered significant savings on the all new infrastructure. PocketiNet is a locally owned and operated broadband Internet service provider.
“We have done everything financially possible to make this project happen,” Brandenburg said. “Education is vital to our community and we have a vested interest in these students because they are the future of our community as well as our company.”
The partnership created during the 2010-11 school year between Walla Walla Public Schools and Pocket iNet has opened new horizons for staff and students of our schools, according to District Technology Director Kirk Jameson.
“In the garden and water world it means if we had started with a one inch diameter hose that supplied our water and replaced that with a hose that is nearly 16 inches in diameter.” Jameson said. “This allows our technicians to make updates in only minutes which once took hours and our teachers and students can stream video curriculum that just weeks ago they were unable to access.”
PocketiNet to Offer Fiber Optics in Downtown Walla Walla
WALLA WALLA - After receiving a franchise from the city last month, PocketiNet is now offering fiber optic connections downtown.
Company President Todd Brandenburg said this is the first time since his company started providing Internet service a decade ago that PocketiNet has offered the service to an overall community, in this case the downtown area from Poplar to Rose streets and from Colville Street to Ninth Avenue. In addition, service is also available to businesses along Rose Street up to Key Technologies at Avery Street.
"Fiber optics are used to connect every single (larger) city in the country, but some of the rural cities have been left behind because of the unavailability," Brandenburg said.
At a City Council meeting last month, PocketiNet was unanimously granted a franchise to use municipal poles to string its fiber optic lines for the next 10 years.
The advantage of using fiber optic over cable or DSL Internet lines is that once installed fiber optic lines can be adapted more readily to higher data rate transfers, and can reach upload and download speeds of one gigabyte per second, Brandenburg said.
In his comparison of cable and DSL to fiber optic, Brandenburg said, "it is kind of like a little cow path to a multi-interstate highway."
PocketiNet will offer a 20 megs per second upload and download speed for about $49 per month, close to what other providers are charging, Brandenburg said. But he also pointed out he expects the greater savings to be for businesses needing higher data transfer rates of 100 megs per second or more. The company will also offer free installation for customers who sign three-year contracts.
While fiber optics may be new to local businesses, it is not new to Internet providers. The difference is fiber optic connections will be available to a large group of businesses within the downtown area, and the company plans to eventually expand to college and surrounding residential areas.
"The benefit of having fiber optic into the business is unlimited expansion, it is that you can go from 20 megs to 100 megs to a gig, and that expansion capacity will take you into the future," Brandenburg said.
PocketiNet provides Internet services to 14 Eastern Washington and Oregon communities ranging from Connell to Yakima to Hermiston to Walla Walla.
PocketiNet Broadband Internet Service Now Available in Yakima
Yakima, WA April 2, 2010: PocketiNet Communications, a leading provider of high speed fixed wireless broadband services, has successfully deployed service to the community of Yakima, Union Gap, Moxee and surrounding areas. The three new tower sites will provide coverage that will allow previously underserved residents and businesses in the rural and surrounding communities of Yakima access to reliable, high speed Internet access.
“I'm excited for our company as we branch out into this new market. I think we have a state of the art network in the area that should provide a very high quality service to our customers there” stated Todd Brandenburg, President of PocketiNet Communications Inc. “Of course, in addition to our network, it’s really our employees that provide the “special sauce” that makes us unique and better than the rest!”