Member Spotlight: Wide Open Networks


BREAKING NEWS: The Internet is a big deal. Alright, this isn’t necessarily breaking news (unless you’ve been living in a bunker for the past 20 years à la Kimmy Schmidt), but it doesn’t make it less true. Matthew Thomas and Cameron Rose are making ripples in the Downtown Springfield community with their company, Wide Open Networks.

Wide Open Networks’ goal is simple: Deliver the fastest, most cost effective Internet connection to residents and businesses in center city. They are doing this through use of a hybrid fiber and share a gig_1_lrgwireless technologies to achieve that goal. Their plan is to connect the entire Center City by end of 2017.  Presently, they have engineered a no contract service that is priced at $75/month for 100Mbps to residential customers and $150/month for businesses.  This makes W.O.N incredibly competitive with existing service providers. In 2014, Matt won the inaugural Go BIG Pitch competition which granted him a $5,000 cash prize and a lease at The eFactory. With this seed capital, Matt and Cameron teamed
up to begin building a new network.  And as that network grows and they achieve specific subscriber adoption rates, they will be expanding speeds to 200 Mbps and 500 Mbps, without increasing the price.

Wide Open Networks plans for growth in 2017 are very aggressive and they are working deals with wholesale service providers that will help them drive the cost of Internet services way down.  Until then, Matt and Cameron are working feverishly to expand their network and deliver a new connection to the Internet for everyone living and working in Center City Springfield.

Want to know more?

You can contact Wide Open Networks by clicking this link.