OUR MISSION

To build an innovative relevant alternative telecommunications service provider that guarantees real choices to customers workers and investors, providing reliable integrated Internet solutions by rapidly deploying scalable, standards-based technologies through best in class, engineering, field, and client services.

OUR STORY

 

The idea of Etheric Networks was born in 1999 with the vision of delivering the most innovative, cutting-edge Internet technology to underserved communities. We officially incorporated in 2003 and have continuously grown our network footprint with the primary mission to offer reliable, fixed-wireless and fiber high-speed Internet access at affordable prices for homes and businesses in the communities we serve. Through constant investment in the latest technologies and innovation, Etheric Networks continues to offer leading edge access choices.

Our network spans the greater Bay Area, consisting of our wholly owned fiber optic backbone ring connecting multiple data centers and using carrier class licensed microwave to extend the fiber backbone throughout the Bay Area, CA. We are directly peered with over fifteen Fortune 500 content companies, tier 1 and tier 2 service providers, and we continue to expand our relationships with providers and data centers.

The Etheric Networks team strives to provide the best customer service because we care about our clients and the quality of the services we provide. We are proud of the reputation we have built over the past 18 years and we are committed to maintaining high standards of service in every aspect of contact with our clients, co-workers, vendors and investors.

 
 
 
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OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM

Steph Marr - VP of Systems Integration

 
Mr. Marr joined the Etheric Networks, Inc. executive team in July 2015. Since joining he has aided the organization in aligning systems, improving efficiencies, and developing needed applications to monitor the network.

Mr. Marr has been working for over 25 years to improve communications throughout the world. He has worked as a networking engineer, helping to bring TCP/IP to the PC.  He was on the team that worked on developing the worldwide email system, the first web-enabled operating system, and built the first commercial web application. Mr. Marr has been widely published in magazines and trade journals and has served extensively as an invited speaker at conferences and trade shows around the world. Under his leadership, operations have grown from zero to multi-million-dollar businesses in brief, but intense periods.

Mr. Marr’s executive talents are complemented by extensive technical skills in software development, operating system design, protocol development, network security analysis and design, digital forensics and knowledge management. His activities prior to joining Etheric have been in the knowledge management arena, combining the best commercial and open-source software to meet operational needs. These systems facilitate secure information sharing and allow knowledge workers to maximize their performance potential.

David Bigge - VP of Engineering

 
Mr. Bigge joint the Etheric Networks Executive Leadership team in 2012. He holds over 20 years of wireless, networking and Internet Service Provider experience.  Mr. Bigge has a wide Enterprise and Service Provider experience that ranges from sales, technical sales support, design, implementation, consultation, management executive management. His specialties surround in-depth technical knowledge of the following- Cisco suite of products (UCS, VOIP, R&S, Security, Wireless), RF design/planning/implementation, Session Border Controllers, CRM systems (Netsuite/Remedy), WAN optimization, Multicast implementation. In-depth experience with Service Provider Operations, Engineering, and Sales.

 

His background includes extensive experience in RF Engineering, Network Engineering, and Sales Engineering accrued through roles at Fore Systems, Marconi Communications, Acme Packet, Cerner Corporation, Collective Brands. Mr. Bigge was an integral part of two successful startup companies in sustained growth and since joining Etheric has assisted in growing gross profit by more than 30% year-over-year.

Mr. Bigge is a veteran of the US Navy Nuclear Power Program where he proudly served our nation for 9-years.

Lance Kelly - VP of Sales & Business Development

 
Mr. Kelly is an experienced executive with over 30-years in technology sales management. He has worked with a client base of fortune 500 companies in all business sectors. Mr. Kelly’s solution based approach to sales has led to consistent sales growth; since joining the Etheric Networks executive leadership team in 2004, Mr. Kelly has overseen more than a 15 fold increase in recurring revenue.  

Prior to his arrival at Etheric Networks Mr. Kelly held the position of VP of Corporate Sales and Marketing at ComputerWare by Elite. Some of his clients included Paramount Pictures, the music industry, and technology companies throughout the US.  

In his previous role at ComputerWare as Director of Retail Sales, Mr. Kelly oversaw an 11 location sales team and inventory management which consisted of thousands of hardware and software SKU’s. Through tight management controls implemented by Mr. Kelly ComputerWare was able to maintain an industry leading shrinkage rate of less than 0.2%. He also started and oversaw the management of the company’s resale center, growing it to 8% of the company’s annual revenue.   

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