Sidera Networks Brings Broadband Connectivity to Northalsted, Chicago

New York, NY, February 10, 2011 – Sidera Networks, a premier provider of fiber optic-based network solutions, announced today it has completed delivery of a custom network solution to Northalsted Business Alliance, enabling the organization to offer wireless broadband access to businesses and residents in Chicago’s Northalsted community.

Sidera was selected by Northalsted Business Alliance, a partnership of businesses that maintains a thriving shopping and entertainment district, to deliver Internet and data connectivity for their community wireless broadband project.  Wireless broadband will serve as a “canopy” for the entire community to gain access to the Internet.  Northalsted’s new wireless hotspot allows anyone with a Wi-Fi enabled device such as a laptop or Smartphone to receive a high-performance, portable link to the Internet.

“Our community is one of the most unique and exciting neighborhoods in Chicago. We are committed to preserving this reputation by delivering unrestricted, open Internet access to the entire community so residents can stay connected in this digital age,” said Jay Lyon, President of the Northalsted Business Alliance. “The scalability of Sidera’s network was particularly attractive to us because we anticipate a need to increase bandwidth, and having a provider who we know can do this quickly and seamlessly was key.“

Compared to the other providers evaluated by the Business Alliance, Sidera offers the right combination of flexibility, reliability and scalability to successfully complete this project. Additionally, Sidera’s expertise in planning, building and managing state-of-the-art fiber optic networks was a key factor in winning the selection process.

“Our team’s expertise in private network design and implementation combined with our unique knowledge of the community made us the ideal partner for Northalsted’s project,” said Mike Sicoli, CEO of Sidera Networks. “Sidera’s innovative, cutting-edge network technology and tools will support the Northalsted Business Alliance’s mission to maintain a successful shopping and entertainment experience in the district.”

About Sidera Networks
Sidera Networks, LLC. www.sidera.net, formerly RCN Metro Optical Networks, is the premier provider of tailored, high capacity communications services that ensure optimal business performance to carrier and enterprise customers. Sidera Networks offers a comprehensive suite of facilities-based services including: Ethernet, SONET, Wavelength, Internet Access, Colocation and more. With a fiber optic network leveraging unique rights-of-way that spans from Maine to Virginia, out to Chicago and up to Toronto, Sidera is committed to delivering cost-effective, custom solutions coupled with superior industry expertise, service and support.