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Top Speed Data Communications Press Releases

 

May 31, 2012

Top Speed Data Communications among Top 500 Businesses in the North Bay

 

NORTHBAY biz magazine annouced that Top Speed Data Communications earned the designation as one of the Top 500 Buinesses in the North Bay.  NORTHBAY biz magazine, whose footprint includes Napa, Marin and Sonoma Counties, compiles and published the list.  The 22nd annual list is based on the annual revenue of the Top 500 companies in the North Bay.   Top Speed Data Communications ranked 497 out of 500.   

 

Top Speed Data Communication is an independent telecom broker for data, voice, and wireless networks with over 400 years of collective telecommunication experience.  Located in Petaluma, California, Top Speed Data Communications provides businesses with custom-tailored communication services with a focus on reducing telecom expenses.

May 23, 2012 - Best Of Award

Top Speed Data Communications earns Gold Medal designation

 

Top Speed Data Communications has been named Gold Medal winner in the category of Office Services in this year’s North Bay biz magazine reader’s poll.   This is the fifth consecutive year Top Speed Data Communications has been awarded a Gold Metal designation.

The reader’s poll included more than 1,000 companies who received votes in the North Bay.    The unique nature of the poll is that the reader’s decide who should be selected to receive the highest awards in 39 different categories. 

With over 400 years of combined experience in the telecommunications industry, Top Speed Data Communications has saved hundreds of companies worldwide thousands of dollars annually to their bottom line; all this while improving network design and bandwidth for voice, data and wireless services. 

By partnering with the nation’s top telecom carriers, equipment suppliers, and service providers, Top Speed Data Communications eliminates the time-consuming search for telecommunications information and acts as an advocate to all of the major carrier and service providers throughout the design, implementation and billing process. Top Speed Data Communications provides businesses with custom-tailored communication services with a focus on cost savings.

Top Speed Data Communications has received many of the industry’s most coveted awards recognizing service and performance excellence.

 

April 9, 2011

Top Speed Data Communications Lends Support to the Community

Members of the Top Speed Data Communications team stepped up to help Rebulid Petaluma by volunteering at the home of one of Petaluma's esteemed citizens, Ron and Judy Walters.  Approximately 70 volunteers converged on the Post Street home and work on the home for the day.  Projects included: cleaning, painting, gardening, replacing broken sewer line, resetting a brick driveway, installing a new kitchen island countertop and plumbing, electrical and gas repairs. 

April 1, 2011

Top Speed Data Communications joined together to support the 20th annual Petaluma People Service Center (PPSC) Rock n' Bowl by putting together a bowling team - Up Your Alley.  Along with other prominent businesses, Top Speed Data Communications helped raise more than $28,000 for PPSC.  PPSC provides a variety of social and economic programs in the community to include: counseling for at-risk youth, rental assistance for low-income families, employment and training for adults and yhouth, Meals on Wheels, and Adult Day Care for Seniors.

February 2, 2011

Top Speed Data Communications Named 2011 AT&T Solution Provider Champion

Top Speed Data Communications has been named a 2011 AT&T Solution Provider Champion.  This annual AT&T award is given to Solutions Providers that achieve specific revenue standards, maintain training competencies and demonstrate specific levels of expertise in providing customers with high quality solutions and service.  Top Speed Data Communications has repeatedly been awarded this designation.

"The AT&T Business Solution Provider Champions have proven to excel in a complex and fast paced competitive marketplace, bringing first class customer solutions and service to the table.  They bring a unique flavor and experience to our extended sales force showing our customers how to maximize technology to drive more productivity and cost savings for their communications investment, " said Kevin Leonard, AT&T's Vice President of Alternative Delivery Channels. 

By parterning with the nation's top telecom carriers, equipment suppliers, and service providers, Top Speed Data Communications eliminated the time-consuming search for telecommunications information and acts as an advocate to all the major carriers and service providers throught the design, implementation and billing process. Top Speed Data Communications provides businesses with custom tailored communication services with a focus on cost savings.

Top Speed Data Communications has received many of the industry's most coveted awards recognizing service and performance excellence.

December 20, 2010

Executive's at Top Speed Data Communications appointed to national advisory councils

Anthy O'Brien, President of Top Speed Data Communications, and Glenn Illian, Senior Vice President - Technology, have been selected to serve on several advisory councils.

Anthy serves as a member of AT&T's and ACC's National Advisory Councils.   Glenn is a member of the New Edge Networks, Integra, ACC, and TelePacific National Advisory Councils.  Anthy's and Glenn's role are to provide guidance and insight to the carriers, from the agent perspective. 

Working with over 30 carriers, Top Speed Data Communications' mission is to save the client money through listening to their telecom requirements, performing a complimentary telecom audit of voice, data, and wireless services and creating a comprehensive carrier proposal. Collectively, Anthy and Glenn have over 65 years in the telecommunications industry.

December 9, 2010

O'Brien speaks at upcoming LaunchPad event

Anthy O'Brien, President of Top Speed Data Communications, will be one of 15 respected business leaders who will be speaking at LaunchPad.  LaunchPad is two intensive days of entrepreneurial skill building, critical thinking and hands-on work designed for start-up entrepreneurs.  The two-day event, hosted by 10X Group, in partnership with the Small Business Development Center at Santa Rosa Junior College, will be held on January 28 & 29th at Mark West Lodge.

O'Brien will be joined by Wendy Vinson, President & COO E-Myth Worldwide, and Ramin Ramhormozi, Founder & CEO ShoppingStrand, Inc., on the North Bay CEO Panel.

LauncePad partners include the Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster, Dominician University's Green MBA program and the City of Santa Rosa.  For more information, speakers profiles, detailed agendas and registration for LauncePad, visit www.the10Xgroup.com

 

October 11, 2010

O'Brien selected as member of AT&T's National Advisory Council

Anthy O'Brien, President of Top Speed Data Communications, has been selected as a member of AT&T's National Advisory Council.  The council is made up of 18 Master Agents, who sell AT&T products and services nationally and internationally.  Their role is to provide guidance and insight to AT&T, from the agent perspective.  A meeting of the National Advisory Council will take place from October 14th - October 15th in New Jersery.

Top Speed Data Communications' mission is to listen to the telecom requirements of customers, perform a complimentary audit of their voice, data, and wireless services, create a comprehensive proposal designed to meet their specific needs and often save the client money. With over 35 years in the telecommunications industry, Anthy derives her success by persistently demonstrating results in today's complex service-driven technology dependent marketplace.

Top Speed Data Communications has received many of the industry's most coveted awards recognizing service and performance excellence.

 

October 6, 2010

Anthy O'Brien selected to lead Petaluma Economic Development Group

Anthy O'Brien, President of Top Speed Data Communications, has been selected to chair the Petaluma Chamber of Commerce's newly formed Economic Development Group. 

The committee has been charged with developing program ideas to help stimulate the local economy through business attraction and retension, and programs to help existing businesses prosper. 

May 1,2010

Roni Brown joins Top Speed Data Communications

Roni Brown joined Top Speed Data Communications in the spring of 2010 as Marketing Manager and Executive Assistant to President, Anthy O'Brien.  Roni is a long-time Sonoma County resident and worked for more than 20 years  for Exchange Bank, most recently as their Vice President & Marketing Director.  In her new role, Roni is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring the company's marketing strategies as well as administrative support.

April 19, 2010

Top Speed Data Communications Welcomes Neil Clark

  

Neil Clark joined the Top Speed Data Communications team bringing 30 years of sales and leadership experience with Unisys, Pacific Telephone, AT&T, SBC and SureWest.  Neil has led sales teams and directed national accounts in the banking, retail, and medical industries, in addition to the State of California account.  He has in-depth experience with wireless, co-location, VoIP, SIP, call centers, and converged voice/data/MPLS networks.  Neil appreciates the flexibility that Top Speed Data Communications brings in offering a choice of solutions for a client, not simply representing single carrier products.  Neil serves the Sacramento region as Network Design Consultant.

 Neil has a bachelor’s degree in Finance from CSU - Fresno, an MBA from National University.

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April 19, 2010

Top Speed Data Communications Welcomes Jim Picker

 

 

 Jim Picker joined Top Speed Data Communications after twenty-nine years in technical design and sales management with Pacific Bell, SBC, and AT&T, as an Agent Consultant serving Southern California.  Jim has worked in a wide variety of communication and IT services including wireless, hosting, storage, consulting, voice, data, outsourcing, equipment and consulting.  He has extensive experience in providing business customers with communications solutions to help them achieve their business goals.  He is certified by the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals.

Jim is a graduate of UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in economics.

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April 15, 2010

              Top Speed Data Communications earns

            Sprint Partner President’s Club designation

Top Speed Data Communications has been awarded the Sprint Partner President’s Club designation for wireless sales.  This title is given to those Sprint agents who significantly increased the number of customers to the Sprint network in 2009. 

 

Only four agents in the nation earned this designation, one being Top Speed Data Communications.  In addition to Sprint,  Top Speed Data Communication works with more than 30 carriers offering customers complimentary “network tune-ups” and reviews, network design solutions and project management, saving internal labor hours as well as dollars to the bottom-line.

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Top Speed Data searches for the perfect additions to their team

January 30, 2008

Sonoma County – Petaluma, CA: As executives at Top Speed Data grow the company and prepare for the future, they continue to search for the perfect additions to their team. In their first effort at recruitment, Anthy O’Brien and Glenn Illian hosted an informational dinner meeting on January 29, 2008 to prospective employees,  agents and referral sources.  The event was educational and fun.

The reason that Top Speed Data doesn’t have employee turn over was evident by the atmosphere at this event.  Everyone left the meeting feeling optimistic about the opportunity to become part of the Top Speed Data team.

Top Speed Data is an experienced, growing company full of opportunity for those individuals dedicated to learning the telecom industry and servicing businesses.

Want to know more about the Top Speed Data team?  Call Anthy O’Brien at 707.283.2710 ext 727.

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Top Speed Data Communications Expands and Moves into Larger Space

October 15, 2007

Sonoma County – Petaluma, CA: Top Speed Data Communications has moved to new and larger offices in the same business complex of their original offices at 411 B Street in Petaluma. As a top agent for many of the nation’s largest telecom providers, Top Speed Data continues to grow and expects 2007 to be a “banner” year.

An independent carrier broker for data and voice networks, Top Speed Data provides businesses with customer-tailored communications services. Top Speed Data, working with over 20 different carriers, offers customers complimentary “network tune-ups” and reviews, network design solutions and project management, saving internal labor hours as well as dollars to the bottom line. Leading Sonoma County employers use Top Speed Data as their customer advocate to gain the best advice, back-end support, accurate and lower pricing and carrier control.

 

 

Top Speed Data Communications Receives Prestigious Top Award from AT&T

January 19, 2007

Sonoma County – Petaluma, CA: Last night at an awards event at Black Hawk Country Club in the East Bay, Top Speed Data Communications was awarded the AT&T Circle of Excellence Award for innovation in customer network design, sales and customer service. Top Speed Data, a top producer for SBC/AT&T for many years, was named the number one AT&T agent in Northern California for 2006.

An independent carrier broker for data and voice networks, Top Speed Data provides businesses with customer-tailored communications services. Top Speed Data, working with over 20 different carriers, offers customers complimentary “network tune-ups” and reviews, network design solutions and project management, saving internal labor hours as well as dollars to the bottom line. Leading Sonoma County employers use Top Speed Data as their customer advocate to gain the best advice, back-end support, accurate and lower pricing and carrier control.

 

 

Small business of the year: Top Speed Data

March 15, 2006
By DANE GOLDEN
ARGUS-COURIER STAFF

Top Speed Data president Anthy O'Brien has a simple reason why she gives so much back to the community.

"I'm hooked," she said. "I love it."

The company is being honored as Small Business of the Year at the Petaluma Community Recognition Awards dinner at the Sheraton Sonoma County-Petaluma on March 24. This is the fourth year for the awards, which are given by the Petaluma Chamber of Commerce and the Argus-Courier.

Local organizations that have benefited from the organization's volunteer efforts and donations include Petaluma People Services Center, the Casa Grande High School mentoring program, Leukemia Foundation, Hospice of Petaluma, National Kidney Foundation, Petaluma Youth Soccer, United Anglers of Casa Grande, American Lung Association and Canine Companions.

O'Brien said that the satisfaction and rewards of giving back to the community more than compensate for the efforts of volunteering.

"You start out thinking you're going to be doing all this good stuff, and in the end you find that you get so much back you think, 'Oh, maybe it was about me,'" she said.

One recent rewarding experience was organizing the first Hospice Walk for Hospice of Petaluma last fall, where volunteers handed out information door to door. O'Brien said it was a lot of work organizing the effort, but, "In the end you start walking yourself, and it's really great. People are so happy to get the information, and you hear stories about how Hospice helped them."

But it's not just O'Brien or co-founder and vice president of sales Glenn Illian who volunteer in the community. Most employees do so as well.

"Everyone who works here sort of has the same beliefs, and it's wonderful," said O'Brien. "We do two things, almost all of use volunteer for something, and we all try to go to the gym to keep our sanity."

Top Speed is a hands-on independent telephone company broker that helps businesses find the best voice, data and wireless packages from the various carriers, whether Sprint, AT&T or even smaller providers. O'Brien and Illian have been running it since 2002.

For O'Brien, she also got a lot from the leukemia Foundation's Team in Training. She participated in a century ride, or 100-mile bike ride in Lake Tahoe, raising $6 thousand. Preparation for the ride took five months.

"It was an experience of a lifetime," she said. "It changed my life. Just the whole feeling of what you were doing for medical research and for the people that really needed you and the group of volunteers are just fabulous."

How does she do all the volunteer work and still have enough energy to run a successful business?

"I think the more you do, the more energized you get," O'Brien said. "If everyone in this town knew what you got out of what you get for giving, everyone would give something."

 

 

Top Speed Data to Host Wireless Business Applications Seminar with Key Experts from Palm, Xora, TopGlobal USA, Sprint and AirClic

Attendees Will Get Real World Focus On Latest Developments

Petaluma, CA---April 10, 2006—Top Speed Data Communications®, a leading designer of network solutions and telecommunications project management, today announced that it will host a Wireless Business Applications Seminar on Tuesday, April 25, at the Novato Oaks Inn from 9 am to 11:30 am.

General discussion will cover network wireless backup and shared hotspot as well as HIPAA compliance, Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, video surveillance and GPS.

Discussion leaders from such leading companies as Palm and Xora will provide information and “hands on” guidance for professionals in the Health Care, Finance, Insurance and Retail industries. Among the topics to be demonstrated are:

  • Patient Keeper
  • Mobile Pharma
  • Electronic medical records
  • Wireless ATMs
  • Mobile loan offices
  • Mobile claims adjusting
  • Wireless kiosk
  • Wireless point-of-sale

“Cellular and wireless applications are appearing more quickly than most businesses can follow these days,” said Anthy O’Brien, president of Top Speed Data. “Our goal is to help decision-makers understand what is available and how it is applies to their businesses.”

While the seminar is free, pre-registration is required. Attendees can reserve a place by calling 707-283-2710 (ext 727) or by registering at HYPERLINK "http://www.topspeeddata.com/seminar" www.topspeeddata.com/seminar. A Treo 650 will be given away as a door prize.

Top Speed Data, located in Petaluma, is an independent carrier broker that provides tailored communications services to clients. “Our job is to free clients from the details of organizing the technology bandwidth and network sides of their businesses,” O’Brien said. “We find the services and carriers best suited to each to client and then act as the advocate throughout the design and implementation process.”

The Wireless Business Applications seminar is an extension of Top Speed’s informed client orientation. By exposing customers to current and new technologies and helping them understand how they can be applied, Top Speed helps companies maximize their cost savings and employ the best technology for their individual needs.

About Top Speed Data Communications

Top Speed Data Communications is an award-winning, independent carrier broker, providing tailored telecommunications services to business customers. By serving as the customer's advocate to carriers, their complimentary network "tune-ups" consistently save considerable internal labor hours and dollars to the bottom line. Top Speed Data partners with the nation’s largest telecommunications carriers and equipment suppliers to design custom voice and data networks, delivering network solutions, project management and quality assurance to customers. Top Speed Data takes the pain out of dealing with the phone companies.

 

 

Article published - Mar 6, 2006

TELECOM & BIOTECHNOLOGY: Telecom services broker Top Speed growing
With 20 percent growth Petaluma company courts banks, retailers

By Loralee Stevens, STAFF REPORTER

PETALUMA – Top Speed Data Communications is gathering momentum as carriers rush to offer advanced voice and data services to business customers.

The independent network and services broker in Petaluma is having a banner year according to co-founder and President Anthy O’Brien.

Ms. O’Brien and her partner Glenn Illian, veterans of Pacific Bell and AT&T respectively, built a data circuit design and ordering service for businesses. But the company has evolved into a master agency, brokering wired and wireless services to a national network of outside subagents as well as its own customers.

Top Speed has enjoyed a steady 20 percent annual growth rate for the past several years. The eight-employee company had $2 million in revenues last year, a number that’s expected to jump as several large retail chain and banking customers come online.

"We’re really expanding in the areas of banking and finance, insurance, restaurant chains and retail,” said Ms. O’Brien. She just signed one of the nation’s largest drug chains, whose policy prevents her from naming it, and a sizable Bay Area staffing firm.

Local customers include Bank of Marin, the Redwood Credit Union and Lanahan & Reilley in Sonoma County and the Doctor’s Company in Napa.

Top Speed’s revenues come from its carrier partners.

It’s authorized to broker the services of the ACC, AT&T, Sprint, Global Crossing and about 25 other major incumbent and competitive carriers. The company also partners with local wireless access provider Vista Broadband.

Carrier consolidation has worked in Top Speed’s favor.

"When SBC acquired AT&T, they closed down their regional sales teams to go after the big, global customers,” said Top Speed account executive Allan Jaffe. "Suddenly long-term, loyal SBC customers were calling us up.

"When Verizon merged with MCI it caused mass confusion, which also sent customers our way. And when Nextel and Sprint got together they created some great new products for us to market," he said.

Top Speed isn’t the only broker, but it has differentiated itself by working directly with customers or with its 20 subagents and by evaluating a company's needs.

"Sometimes we see right away where they can lower costs or improve quality, sometimes not. But most master agents like Top Speed work with the customer only through subagents. Those agents are one step removed from the customer,” said Ms. O’Brien.

Carriers often require brokers to undergo 40 to 50 hours of training in a new service offering.

“They love us because we jump right in.”

An AT&T channel-partner spokesman said Top Speed has a deeper knowledge of the telecommunications industry than most agents.

“They go after full network monitoring. ... Many of our channel partners just understand the lower end of services," he said.

AT&T is expanding its channel program following the merger with SBC, he said.

Top Speed has expertise in voice over Internet protocol and wireless local area networks, which are increasingly popular among businesses with multiple locations. The company is also providing advanced point of sale services, video surveillance and Wi-Fi.

"Converged networks are a big growth trend. Businesses want to send voice, video and data over a single pipe to 40 locations. One of our new customers has 400 sites,” said Ms. O’Brien.

Top Speed has about 500 customers, most of them its own, despite its small staff. The company recently partnered with Quest, a Sacramento reseller of Cisco equipment, and Calence, another reseller in Phoenix.