Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Honored by Virginia School Board Association

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Honored by Virginia School Board Association

South Boston, VA – May 18, 2015 – Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC) was honored to receive the 2015 Virginia School Board Association (VSBA) Business Honor Roll in appreciation for MBC’s ongoing support for Martinsville City Schools.

“We would like to thank you personally for your commitment to the students in your division. Your work has aided in focusing on the goal of providing the best public schools we can for the children who attend them.” stated Executive Director of the VSBA, Gina G. Patterson in a recognition letter to MBC.

This prestigious award was presented to Tad Deriso, MBC’s President and CEO on Monday night by the Martinsville City School Board at their local meeting in Martinsville, Virginia.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from both Martinsville City School Board and the Virginia School Board Association.” said Mr. Deriso.  “Reinvesting in our communities is a core mission area for MBC, and we’re delighted to continue our support for the Schools and their High School Robotics Programs.”

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Wins Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award


Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Wins Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award 

South Boston, VA – May 18, 2015Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC), a successful wholesale fiber-optic open-access network transport provider, won Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award with optical vendor Cyan in the wholesale service innovation category. The award recognizes Cyan’s Blue Planet SDN Software Platform, deployed by MBC for automating multi-vendor Ethernet provisions for mobile backhaul.

The Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards are presented annually to the most innovative projects in the telecommunications industry, attend by industry leaders from across the world.

“We are honored to receive this recognition with Cyan,” said Tad Deriso, MBC’s President and CEO.  “We strive to find innovative ways to bridge the digital divide in our rural communities, and this partnership with Cyan has helped us rapidly deploy carrier Ethernet services for wireless backhaul to improve the coverage of wireless services in our region. Cyan’s Blue Planet’s open SDN orchestration platform enabled the MBC network to orchestrate multiple layers across our backhaul link to guarantee predictable packet services performance, high availability and low latency.”

“As a network innovator, MBC wanted to drive wholesales services across a multi-vendor network using SDN control and management,” said Mike Hatfield, President and Co-founder of Cyan. “We’re proud to have worked closely with MBC to make this a reality.”

About Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities (MBC) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization, committed to providing economic development leadership to southern Virginia. MBC promotes economic development in southern Virginia through the operation of a successful advanced open access fiber optic network, providing wholesale telecommunications transport services, colocation and tower leasing.  Since its inception in 2004 and by offering a state-of-the art fiber optic network, MBC has supported the recruitment of major investments including data centers, call center/operations centers, advanced manufacturing, research and development, and bio-tech industries. For more information, visit www.mbc-va.com

About Cyan

Cyan (NYSE: CYNI) enables network transformation. The company’s network virtualization solutions deliver orchestration, agility, and scale to networks, that until now, have been static and hardware driven. Serving carriers, enterprises, governments, and data centers globally, Cyan’s open platforms provide multi-vendor, multi-layer control and visibility to network operators, making service delivery more efficient and profitable. Cyan solutions include the award-winning Blue Planet SDN and NFV software and N-Series hyperscale and Z-Series packet-optical hardware platforms. For more information, please visit www.cyaninc.com or follow Cyan on Twitter at twitter.com/CyanNews


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