CAMARILLO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GeoLinks, the fastest growing telecommunications company in California, today announced that James Childs has been named Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Spectrum Strategy. In this newly created role, Mr. Childs will manage spectrum acquisition, licensing, radio development and licensing, regulatory, M&A and business development. He will report to Ryan Adams, GeoLinks’ President and COO.
“James brings deep experience and strong relationships across the wireless broadband industry, which will be increasingly important as we execute on our growth strategy,” said Mr. Adams. “James will be instrumental in our efforts to introduce the proprietary AIR Gigaray radio platform to other broadband operators in both the wired and wireless domain, and he will be a critical senior management team member determining our successful deployment strategy as we roll out new network infrastructure in markets throughout the United States. He will also develop and manage GeoLinks relationships with other ISPs and private network owners. We are delighted to welcome James to the company.”
“I am honored to join the executive team of GeoLinks, a company I have admired and interacted with over the past seven years. GeoLinks has an incredibly dynamic approach to building hybrid networks and is well positioned to grow across the U.S. over the next decade given its dark fiber partnerships along with recently acquired LMDS spectrum. I look forward to growing the GeoLinks brand and developing strategic partnerships with other ISPs,” said Mr. Childs.
In 1998, Mr. Childs started Light Link Broadband, the first wireless Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the Western USA. He and his team built the network from scratch and grew the subscriber base to over 30,000 businesses, MDU properties and residences using early 2.4GHz and 900MHz edge broadband access systems. He later co-founded Velowave, a fixed wireless ISP serving Southern Florida and sold that company with over 25,000 customers to Sling Broadband in 2008. Mr. Childs has held senior management roles with Alianza (pioneering VoIP over WISP Networks), MSTAR, a FTTH ISP in the State of Utah and Broadcast International. From 2014 to 2021 Mr. Childs was VP of Corporate Strategy for Cambridge Broadband Networks, building mmW 12-40GHz licensed PtMP networks with over 50 carriers and ISP’s in the USA.
Mr. Childs is a 2018 MIT Sloan School of Management Executive Education passive participant in IoT, 5G innovation and implementation strategy, and received a BSc in Applied Analysis from Utah Valley University. He remains an Executive Advisor to Komodo Systems and Principal of mmWave.Tech / Fixed Wireless Partners, a consultancy composed of fixed wireless access pioneers.
GeoLinks is one of the nation’s leading telecommunications companies, nationally recognized for its innovative Internet and Hosted Voice solutions. Headquartered in Southern California and ranked on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America three-years running, GeoLinks delivers Enterprise-Grade Internet, Digital Voice, SD-WAN, Cloud On-ramping, Layer 2 Transport, and both Public and Private Turnkey Network Construction expertly tailored for businesses and Anchor Institutions nationwide. More information on the company can be found at www.GeoLinks.com.