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Connected Nation,Sunbay Software, USA Inc. Partner to Solve Rural Broadband Connectivity

WASHINGTON, DC and LOS ANGELES, CA – Management of Sunbay Software, USA, a developer of mobility infrastructure software for telecom network operators, and Connected Nation announced today that the two organizations have formed a partnership to promote their common vision of rural broadband availability throughout the United States.

“With $4 billion now available in broadband stimulus funds, we fully support Connected Nation’s programs to assist states in increasing their broadband availability. Connected Nation is committed to maximizing the American quality of life and national competitiveness through broadband adoption,” said Jay Elliot, Sunbay Software’s chairman of the board. “This is a problem that we at Sunbay Software recognize as a national priority and we believe our product, Netsnapper, provides a significant connectivity solution for the rural operators.”
As a part of this partnership, Elliot, along with Juan M. Arimany, Sunbay Software’s managing director, will join Connected Nation’s National Advisory Council.

This council advises, participates in and promotes the activities of Connected Nation in order to foster American broadband availability and usage. Other members of the council include representatives from several of America’s leading broadband suppliers and public policy organizations, including AT&T, the American Academy of Nursing, Comcast Corporation, Communications Workers of America (CWA), CTIA—The Wireless Association, Cisco Systems, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Microsoft Corporation, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), the National Consumers League, NIC, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), The Children’s Partnership, Verizon Communications and USTelecom.

“We are pleased to have Sunbay Software become part of Connected Nation’s National Advisory Council, and we look forward to benefiting from Jay and Juan’s participation and insight,” said Brian Mefford, Connected Nation’s chief executive officer. “With billions being invested in broadband through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, this is a pivotal time to impact the broadband landscape of our country. We look forward to doing our utmost to maximize the deployment, use and understanding of this critical national infrastructure.”

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