Sidera Networks Accelerates Business Growth with addition of AVANT Communications to Channel Program

New York, NY– August 23, 2011 — Sidera Networks, the premier provider of fiber optic-based network solutions, announced today that AVANT Communications has joined its Channel Program as a Master Agent, offering Sidera’s high-quality, flexible solutions to its clients in the healthcare, education and municipality industries.

“The success of our agents lies in our commitment to partnering with the most innovative, forward-thinking players in the industry,” said Ian Kieninger, Chief Executive Officer of AVANT Communications. “Sidera aligns well with our approach, through its first-class services and a robust network.”

With AVANT’s assistance, Sidera was selected by Columbia College Chicago, the largest and most diverse private arts and media college in the nation, to provide high capacity network connectivity.

“With this network upgrade, I am confident we have the capacity, reliability and scalability the college needs to continue delivering outstanding educational experiences,” said Bernadette McMahon, Associate Vice President and CIO, Information Technology, Columbia College Chicago.

“Our program is designed to provide agents with competitive business terms necessary to grow their revenue and deliver award-winning service and support to their clients,” said Tony Bloom, VP of Wholesale Sales for Sidera Networks. “Our partnership with AVANT has started strong, and we look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship and continued success.”

Sidera’s Channel Program was enhanced and re-launched earlier this year to offer agents a flexible structure that includes focused resources and dedicated support. Sidera’s channel partners can expand their capabilities by leveraging a network of nearly 2,800 on-net locations and more than 12,500 route miles.  Once an agent joins Sidera’s Channel Program, they receive instant access to sales and marketing support and tools, and can immediately offer high quality solutions to their clients.

Sidera will be exhibiting at the Channel Partners Conference and Expo at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago from August 24 – 26 at booth #1108.  Schedule a meeting with Sidera to learn how Sidera’s Channel Partner Program can help you to grow your business.

About Sidera Networks 
Sidera Networks, LLC www.sidera.net, 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 AVANT Communications
AVANT Communications is a progressive agency focused on revolutionizing telecommunication procurement through the IT and VAR channels. AVANT’s partnerships focus on next generation services and cutting edge providers that empower their customers and partners to be technology leaders within their industry. We have created a new kind of company to make the telecom experience better. AVANT becomes an extension of your team providing the consistency and talent to make your company grow. For more information visit avantcommunications.net.