AireBeam was founded in 2004 by Judith and Gregory Friedman, its current owners and operators. The company began operations in February, 2005 in Arizona City, AZ under the trade name AZCI.net and has grown steadily over the last 10 years. Today, our network covers approximately 5,000 square miles of Southern Arizona, including all of Pinal County, Maricopa County from Buckeye west through Tonopah, Prescott Valley and Benson. The company provides service to over 7,000 customers via its gigabit backbone network of more than 150 towers and access point locations. The company provides High Speed Broadband Internet services and VOIP Telephone services (via its owned VOIP Switch) to customers in Arizona. AireBeam, in addition to its primary 10gigabit fiber, is constructing the only “diverse” 10gigabit fiber facilities in Pinal County. The facility will consist of two separate fiber paths from Casa Grande to the I/O Data Center in Phoenix, designed to provide service continuity if one of the 10gigs is cut or otherwise damaged. Diversity is scheduled become operational in Q12016.
In 2011, we re-branded the company as AireBeam, a solidly profitable and debt free organization, funding its growth entirely from earnings. The company’s customer base is made up of 97% residential and 3% commercial, reflecting the demographics of the communities that we serve. AireBeam has two fiber POPs (point of presence), one in Casa Grande and one in Buckeye, each with redundant multi-gigabit fiber from different providers. The fiber network homes to the I/O Data Center in Phoenix, Arizona’s largest data center, home to the principal transcontinental Internet Carriers. AireBeam’s primary 10 gbps fiber circuit joins multiple 10 gbps transcontinental Fiber circuits and a private 10 gbps circuit that links AireBeam’s Arizona operations to the Western United States major Internet nexus in Denver, CO. AireBeam provides wholesale VOIP services to Colorado’s largest Resort ISP, serving resort condominium hotels throughout the I-70 Corridor, Steamboat Springs and Telluride.
AireBeam’s network consists of FCC Licensed 11Ghz and 18Ghz full-duplex gigabit backbone microwave radios and distribution microwave radios operating in the 5Ghz FCC allocated license-free bands.
AireBeam operates three collocation facilities, the principal one in Arizona City, and the secondaries at Casa Grande and at the I/O Data Center in Phoenix. In Arizona, the facility is a Virtual Hosting Facility using the Trade name Cloud9 Data Center. This facility serves both AireBeam servers as well as customer leased hosted virtual machines.
AireBeam has eleven (13) awesome, long term employees in Arizona, Colorado and Texas and a subcontract team of fantastic customer support specialists in Missouri and South Carolina. We operate a fleet of modern Chevrolet Silverado Service Trucks and two “Beasts”, our 72′, 33,000lb Bucket truck and our 85′, 40,000lb bucket truck. We also own construction equipment including a Ditch Witch that we use to build towers.