Norm Rawlings Joins Fatbeam as Director of Channel Sales

27-year telecom veteran to build, expand and elevate Fatbeam’s channel partner program Coeur d’Alene, ID, May 16, 2022 — Norm Rawlings, who most recently helped lead agent channel sales efforts for Ziply, has been tapped to develop and lead Fatbeam’s emerging channel partner program. Rawlings has helped create and develop channel programs and policy, drive […]

Jason Koenders Joins Fatbeam as its first combined COO and CTO

IT, Networking and Telecommunications Expert to Reshape Key Company Functions  Coeur d’Alene, ID, September 1, 2020 — Jason Koenders has joined Fatbeam as the company’s first combined Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer. Koenders most recently consulted with multiple regional service providers in the western United States to increase scale, reliability and improve network efficiency while at Ciena; a leading networking systems, services and software company.   “Throughout Jason’s career he […]

Fatbeam Appoints Todd Kerr as its Vice President of Enterprise Sales

Industry veteran to expand B2B fiber provider’s focus and services to businesses  Coeur d’Alene, ID, June 10, 2020 — Todd Kerr, previously with Zayo Group as its vice president of Sales, has been tapped to lead Fatbeam’s enterprise sales efforts as the company’s first executive to focus exclusively on its enterprise / business customers. During his 20 years in the business telecommunications industry, Kerr was continually elevated into broader sales leadership roles with increasing responsibilities since he started with AT&T and continued his career with XO Communications, Level 3 and Zayo.  “I’ve long admired Todd’s leadership, industry expertise and proven […]

Fatbeam, Ednetics Complete Acquisition of Tek-Hut

Idaho-based fiber and technology companies gain talent and resources to expand footprint and customer solutions across the Western U.S Coeur d’Alene, ID, Feb. 25, 2021 — Fatbeam and Ednetics recently completed the acquisition of Tek-Hut, an Idaho-based technology provider serving both education organizations and local and state governments. Fatbeam – a fiber internet and infrastructure provider to schools, businesses, […]

New INCOMPAS Board of Directors

FirstLight Fiber President and CEO Kurt Van Wagenen to Serve Third Term as INCOMPAS Board Chair WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 17, 2020) – INCOMPAS, the internet and competitive networks association, today announced that its Board of Directors re-elected Kurt Van Wagenen, President and CEO of FirstLight Fiber, to serve as its Board Chair. The Board also re-elected Michael […]

Fatbeam Launches Cloudbeam for Private, Secure, and High-Performance Connectivity to Cloud Service Providers

August 3, 2020, Coeur d’Alene, ID – Today, Fatbeam, LLC released its latest product, Cloudbeam, which connects businesses to their Cloud Service Providers (CSPs). As businesses increasingly migrate their IT infrastructure to the cloud, the connection to cloud is critical to maximizing value from cloud investments. Cloudbeam enables a high performance, scalable, reliable, and secure […]

COVID-19 Update

Every day more states adhere to new stay-at-home orders, as remote work increases and as network usage grows, we wanted to take a moment to address Fatbeam’s operations. As a telecommunications organization, Fatbeam is considered an essential services company, and we are dedicated to keeping you all connected. Here is what we are doing: Fatbeam’s […]

Expanding Fiber Network Offers Immediate Access to Last-mile Connectivity

(The original article can be found here) March 26, 2020 Partnership enables simplified process for carrier and enterprise customers. Fatbeam announced today its intention to formally join a partner network in collaboration with Blackfoot. Fatbeam is a business-to-business provider of reliable fiber-based network solutions serving Arizona, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Nevada, Washington and Wyoming. The partner network […]

Sunnyside School District Case Study

Challenge 10 years ago, the Sunnyside School District was having difficulty connecting Outlook Elementary, a satellite school 10 miles away from the nearest building in the district. Their network connection was a fracture T1, with a total bandwidth of about 3 megabits for the entire school. This made supporting Outlook extremely challenging because they couldn’t […]