ORBA Associate Members

 

The Associate Member companies of the Ohio Rural Broadband Association (ORBA) provide the goods and services that keep ORBA member companies productive and successful in their day-to-day operations

ADTRAN

Jimmy Craig

jimmy.craig@adtran.com

(724) 612-7080

 

Adtran supplies products for both carrier and enterprise Markets. Uniquely positioned to provide complete end-to-end solutions that produce the greatest network efficiency at the lowest possible cost. Service providers depend on our equipment to connect central offices or remote terminals directly to subscriber equipment. This enables the delivery of voice, video and Internet services all while supporting business customers with a full line of business-class networking solutions.

For more information, visit

www.adtran.com

 

 

 

CONSORTIA CONSULTING

Kim Stumpp

kstumpp@consortiaconsulting.com

(419) 427-2471

 

Consortia Consulting has served the rural communications industry for more than twenty-five years and currently offers its diverse expertise to other rural utilities. We help our clients tackle financial, regulatory and management challenges, collaborating strategically to develop and implement plans that enhance their profitability and service to their customers.

For more information, visit

www.consortiaconsulting.com

 

 

DZS INC.

Jac Simon

jac.simon@dzsi.com

(248) 330-0852

 

DZS Inc. is a global leader of intelligent, packet-based mobile transport, broadband connectivity, network orchestration and cloud-native automation solutions. With more than 20 million products in-service and customers and alliance partners spanning more than 100 countries, DZS is helping many of the world’s most advanced and innovative service providers and enterprises leverage the power of 5G, 10gig fixed broadband, and software-defined networks to deliver cutting-edge services and lead in their markets.

For more information, visit

www.dzsi.com

 

 

THE GALLOWAY GROUP

Erik Niceswanger

erikn@teamgalloway.com

(614) 517-5518

 

Galloway Group is your outside and inside plant product distributor.  Our HDPE pipe is made in Ohio and designed for your projects and upgrades. We can help you with your everyday product needs.

For more information, visit

www.teamgalloway.com

 

 

GOLDFIELD TELECOM

Doug Gabrielson

dgabrielson@goldtelecom.com

(630) 235-9851

 

Goldfield Telecom is a value-added reseller located in the heart of Iowa. Our knowledgeable input and best of breed products with installation services assist to meet the demands service providers face today in a competitive market.

For more information, visit

www.goldtelecom.com

 

 

INSIGHT EQUIPMENT

Tim Cramer

insightequipment@gmail.com

(419) 488-2555

 

 

 

INTERSTATE TELCOM CONSULTING

Belinda A. Stark

itci@interstatetelcom.com

(320) 848-6641

 

Interstate Telecom Consulting, Inc. provides regulatory and financial telecommunications consulting services.

For more information, visit

www.interstatetelcom.com

 

 

 

LALLY GROUP

Bradley S. Johncox, CPA

bjohncox@lallycpa.com

(517) 748-5569

 

Lally Group is an accounting and business

consulting firm that specializes in the

telecommunications industry. It is through our

core values of Integrity, Innovation, Talent

Development and Accountability that we deliver

trusted services for a confident tomorrow. Our

services include: Strategic Planning, Executive

Coaching and Accountability, CFO/Controllership

services and Audit and Tax services. We pride

ourselves in having strong relationships with our

clients as we work to help them set and achieve

their business goals.

For more information, visit

www.lallygroupcpa.com

 

 

MID AMERICA COMPUTER CORP.

(MACC)

Steve Appel

sappel@maccnet.com

(402) 533-5156

 

More than 320 telecommunications companies from across the country trust MACC to meet their BSS/OSS needs.

For more information, visit

www.maccnet.com

 

 

MULTILINK

Steve Kaplan

marketing@gomultilink.com

(440) 366-6966

 

Multilink is an industry-leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of products for OSP and LAN PREMISE applications. Multilink manufactures a full line of fiber optic products including patch & splice enclosures, cables, assemblies, optical splitters, and cabinets.  We also offer a large variety of fiber distribution hub cabinets and architectural raceway molding for your existing networks, 5G builds, and future network infrastructures.

For more information, visit

www.gomultilink.com

 

 

NEXTGEN SALES INC.

Roy Pifer

roy@nextgensalesinc.com

(708) 359-2617

 

Nextgen represents firms such as Commscope, Fitel

(fusion splicers), Carsonite (marker posts), Copperhead

(tracer wire), United Poly Systems (HDPE Innerduct),

Penguin Data (web-based system management solutions), to meet all your fiber needs.  Nextgen also offers custom laser engraving and promotional items.

For more information, visit

www.nextgensalesinc.com

 

 

NISC

Todd Henecke

todd.henecke@nisc.coop

(319) 841-8408

 

NISC is a leading provider of software solutions and

services for utilities and telecoms. NISC offers advanced integrated solutions featuring automated workflows, electronic approvals and more in areas of billing & customer service, accounting, engineering & operations, meter data management, payment channels, cybersecurity and eServices/ Apps. Today, more than 20 million consumers in all 50 states,

American Samoa, Palau, and Canada receive utility or

telecommunications services from companies utilizing our advanced information technology systems.

For more information, visit

www.nisc.coop

 

 

SHULTZ HUBER & ASSOCIATES, INC.

Steve Samples

steve.samples@sha-cpa.com

(419) 238-2000

 

Shultz Huber & Associates is an Ohio CPA firm that provides accounting, auditing, tax preparation and consulting services, including human resources and payroll processing. Our firm has been helping Ohio’s telecommunications companies since 1982.

For more information, visit

www.sha-cpa.com

 

 

TELCO SYSTEMS

Keith Chris

keith.chris@telco.com

(732) 610-1933

 

Telco Systems is a global leader in telecommunications, with over 40 years of experience in the design and development of high-performance network communications solutions. With its advanced software and hardware solutions, Telco Systems provides a revolutionary approach to the network edge for service providers, allowing them to offer the highest

levels of service innovation to customers. Operating on the cutting edge of technology, Telco Systems provides solutions for current carrier ethernet networks, as well as the latest NFV network architecture built to deliver the highest levels of service manageability and the best cost for performance.

For more information, visit

www.telco.com

 

 

TERRA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Jake Selvey

jselvey05@terra.edu

(419) 341-8874

 

Founded in 1968, Terra State Community College is a

public community college located in Fremont, Ohio.

The college has introduced a new program in Utility

Construction, designed to educate students on building

and maintaining broadband infrastructure. The program

prepares students to apply basic engineering principles,

technical skills and standard construction practices in support

of engineers, construction contractors, internet service providers and other professionals engaged in the construction and maintenance of fiber optic networks.

For more information, visit

www.terra.edu

 

 

UNITEL INSURANCE

Ryan Keeley

rkeeley@unitelinsurance.com

(317) 844-5173

Debbie Trusty

office@unitelinsurance.com

 

UNITEL Insurance works with over 600 communications companies nationwide. With our decades of experience exclusive to your industry, and specialized insurance     products, UNITEL can design a complete approach for your business.  Allowing you to concentrate on what you  do best - serving your customer.

For more information, visit

unicogroup.com/unitel-2

 

 

VANTAGE POINT SOLUTIONS

 Kevin Kloehn

Kevin.Kloehn@vantagepnt.com

(414) 801-1424

 

Better broadband means better lives. Vantage Point helps you deliver on that promise through network engineering and consulting services tailored to your company.

From feasibility to the field, and beyond: VPS has the experts you trust, and the experience  you need. We are the Broadband People.

For more information, visit

www.vantagepnt.com

 

 

ZINGARETTI ENTERPRISES, LLC

Gary Zingaretti

gary@zingarettienterprises.com

(570) 371-3527

 

Zingaretti Enterprises is a regulatory and strategic planning partner for independent telephone companies. Areas of focus include cost studies, average schedule settlements, regulatory

compliance filings, and valuations. Staff at Zingaretti

Enterprises has experience in providing expert testimony in state and federal regulatory and court proceedings. The company also assists with grant writing, universal service support, rate development and tariff preparation.

For more information, visit

www.zingarettienterprises.com

ALTEC INDUSTRIES, INC.

Brian Pike

brian.pike@altec.com

(270) 668-2827

 

Equipment manufacturer (aerial devices, digger trucks,         Fiber splicing equipment, cable placers, etc.) for telecommunications industry.

For more information, visit

www.altec.com

 

 

CALIX

Mike Hanna

mike.hanna@calix.com

(847) 504-9281

 

 

The Calix mission is to connect everyone and everything. Calix platforms empower our customers to build new business models, rapidly deploy new services and make the promise of the smart home and business a reality.

For more information, visit

www.calix.com

 

 

CTS TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Rick Setzer

rsetzer@ctstelecomm.com

(513) 489-8290

 

CTS provides turnkey installations of OSP aerial, buried and underground copper and fiber optic networks and Infrastructure. CTS’s Private Network Division provides Premise cabling and IT networks systems.

For more information, visit

www.ctstelecomm.com

 

 

ELECTRICOM INC.

Arik Lee

alee@electricominc.com

(812) 723-2626

 

Electricom was founded to provide construction services to power and communications clients. We value safety, productivity and quality with safety being the highest priority. Our mission “Building utility infrastructure to improve quality of life in our communities."

For more information, visit

www.electricominc.com

 

 

GILMORE JASION MAHLER, LTD

Amanda Lewis

alewis@gmmltd.com

(419) 423-4481

 

A public accounting firm delivering on the unique demands of telecommunications companies, offering assurance, business advisory, risk advisory and tax services.

For more information, visit

www.gjmltd.com

 

 

GRAYBAR

Alex Cook

Alex.cook@graybar.com

(234) 286-0437

 

 

Graybar is a leader in the distribution of electrical,

communications, security and networking products, and specializes in supply chain management and logistics services. Through its network of 289 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers.

For more information, visit

www.graybar.com

 

 

JORDAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC

Rich Jordan

rjordan@jordanassoc.com

(614) 523-4180

 

Telecommunications consulting and regulatory compliance.

 

 

KENNETH G. MYERS

CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC.

Todd E. Myers

kgm@kgmyers.com

(419) 639-2051

 

Kenneth G. Meyers Construction is a utility construction company in Ohio with its main office located in Green Springs, Ohio with satellite offices in Toledo and Washington Courthouse.  We are a total turnkey telecommunications contractor in both copper and fiber outside plant construction.

For more information, visit

www.kgmyers.com

 

 

LYNN

Mitch McAlphin

mmcalpin@thinklynn.com

(937) 902-5509

 

Trusted since 1964, LYNN manufactures Broadband fiber deployment products including armored cables, ruggedized splitters & pigtails, FDH cabinets, FTTx enclosures, MST terminals, field-installable connectors, and more. LYNN offers quick-turn services regularly providing 2 to 3-day lead times. Same-day shipping available on in-stock items.

For more information, visit

www.thinklynn.com

 

 

MILLENNIUM

Joe Michael

joe.michael@mtpllc.us

(216) 403-0051

 

Millennium is your materials distributor for telecommunications products.  From OSP to ISP materials, we stock over 1,000 items in our 10 distribution locations to meet your needs and keep your projects on-time and on-budget.  We help you manage the details from materials management, leasing and financing options for capital equipment needs, to stocking what you need, when you need it.

For more information, visit

www.mymillennium.us

 

 

National Fiber Connections, LLC

Ken Oakley

kroakley@nationalfiberconnections.com

(630) 561-2312

 

National Fiber Connections, LLC (NFC) is one of the nations

leading suppliers of DASAN Network products. NFC distributes

DASAN/DZS Fiber, NXG Pon Fiber Equipment, Montclair products, Lexington Ames Fiber Cable products, and associated management equipment. NFC, through DASAN, deploys FTTH products to homes and businesses. NFC has decades of successful experience in products, design, and manufacturing.

For more information, visit

www.nationalfiberconnections.com

 

 

POWER & TELEPHONE SUPPLY

Vicki Everett

vicki.everett@ptsupply.com

(614) 357-6728

 

For five decades, Power & Telephone has solved supply chain challenges amid the change and convergence of multiple platforms. Supplying innovation is our core strength.               We are here to help with any inside or outside telecommunications needs.

For more information, visit

www.ptsupply.com

 

 

premier bank

Mark Ferris

mferris@yourpremierbank.com

(419) 980-0483

 

First Federal offers a full line of commercial and residential banking/financial services to our clients over a footprint that enters NE Indiana, Southern Michigan to Ann Arbor, NW Ohio - extending south to Columbus.

For more information, visit

www.yourpremierbank.com

 

 

SIGMA TECHNOLOGIES, LTD

Ryan Hetrick

rhetrick@teamsigma.com

(419) 874-9262

 

With an approach that is honest, systematic and adaptable, Sigma delivers practical solutions to a broad array of network technology and infrastructure projects. Sigma offers quality services for maintenance, compliance, expansion and          new-build projects.  From Fortune 500 to mid-size rural companies, we can enhance the performance and strength of your network facilities.

For more information, visit

www.teamsigma.com

 

 

TELECOM INSURANCE GROUP

Alyssa Elliott

ane@telecominsgrp.com

(443) 866-0302

 

Property and casualty insurance provider of the rural

telecommunications industry.

For more information, visit

www.telecominsgrp.com

 

 

TOLY DIGITAL NETWORKS, INC.

Jill Jobson

jill@tolydigital.net

(561) 694-8655

 

Toly is proudly celebrating 25 years of providing voice

connections in rural America. We offer SIP and TDM

Long Distance along with hosted VOIP and DID’s services. Thank you for trusting in us!

For more information, visit

www.tolydigital.net

 

 

UTILITY SALES ASSOCIATES

Chris Moretti

chris.moretti@utilitysales.net

(419) 961-9500

 

Utility Sales Associates is a manufacture representative sales force aligned with progressive partners to bring solutions to end user customers. Our focus is on Outside Plant Telecommunications and the Power Utility Industry. Utility Sales Associates solve problems while consistently meeting and exceeding our clients and partners goals.

For more information, visit

www.utilitysales.net

 

 

Jeff Brown

jeff.brown@walkerfirst.com

(724) 822-6563

 

Walker is a national value added

distributor of network solutions and services for broadband providers, including wireline, wireless, MSO’s, government     and enterprise network operators. Walker’s extensive range     of products from over 400 suppliers facilitates carriers’   delivery of high-speed internet, video, data and voice     services to residential, business and mobile users. Walker supports numerous technologies, provides a host of       physical plant products along with an extensive offering of professional services.

For more information, visit

www.walkerfirst.com

 

 

ZYXEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

Bob McMillion

bobm@zyxel.com

(714) 632-0882

 

Zyxel, a pioneer in IP technology for over 30 years, provides a complete portfolio of multi-service LTS, fiber and DSL broadband gateways, home connectivity solutions, smart home devices, enterprise-class Ethernet switches, security and Wi-Fi equipment for small to mid-size businesses. Zyxel offers integrated, interoperable networking solutions backed by a domestic team of logistical sales, and technical support professionals, and broadband solution engineers.

For more information, visit

www.zyxel.com

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