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TMCNet:  GeoLinks Wins 2023 Central Coast Innovation Award for Most Disruptive Technology

[March 07, 2023]

GeoLinks Wins 2023 Central Coast Innovation Award for Most Disruptive Technology

GeoLinks, a leading enterprise-level telecommunications company headquartered in Ventura County, was announced as the winner of the Pacific Coast Business Times' Central Coast Innovation Awards in February in the category of 'Most Disruptive Technology'. GeoLinks received recognition for its network's key role in wildfire prevention and mitigation with ALERTCalifornia, a public safety initiative which provides real-time fire alerts.

GeoLinks partnered with ALERTCalifornia in 2017 to spearhead the installation of fire cameras across California. To date, GeoLinks is responsible for successfully installing and providing data connections to more than 200 fire cameras. The multi-hazard camera technology provides data related to fire ignition points critical in informing situational awareess and wildfire response.

"The fire cameras are installed on our vertical solar and wind-powered assets where data is collected then transmitted via our ClearFiber™ network to ALERTCalifornia's private research and educational network reaching universities, fire officials, utilities, and other users," explained Ryan Adams, COO and President of GeoLinks. "This allows firefighters to confirm ignition locations, verify 911 reports by imaging fire behavior, and deploy informed responses, public warnings, and evacuation plans. These cameras also fill a crucial role of possibly identifying areas that may be under threat of future wildfire events."

"Our entire team is passionate about delivering the most advanced technology in wildfire response," adds GeoLinks' CEO and Co-Founder Skyler Ditchfield. "Projects like this represent just the tip of the iceberg of what all can and could be achieved on the GeoLinks network across the state."

GeoLinks is planning to upgrade its network by the end of 2023 in order to support the installation of 40 more cameras and to deliver even more accurate fire alert solutions to first responders across the state.

About GeoLinks

GeoLinks is a leading telecommunications company nationally recognized for its innovative Internet and Hosted Voice solutions. Ranked on Inc. Magazine's Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America three-years running, GeoLinks delivers Enterprise-Grade Internet, Hosted Voice, SD-WAN, Cloud On-ramping, Layer 2 Transport, and both Public and Private Turnkey Network Construction expertly tailored for businesses and Anchor Institutions nationwide.

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