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Wilcon is the premier West Coast provider of best-in-class fiber optic and data center infrastructure solutions helping to enable the digital future of our customers.

As one of the largest fiber optic networks in Southern California, Wilcon offers vast reach and diverse routes connecting major data centers, enterprise locations and wireless communications sites, as well as the most dense fiber and interconnection infrastructure in downtown Los Angeles.

Wilcon delivers in Southern California dark fiber and ultra-broadband optical services for businesses, wireless carriers and other communications service providers that ensure optimal performance for their mission-critical data traffic and applications.

Wilcon also owns and operates leading data center and carrier-neutral colocation facilities in downtown Los Angeles, including its key hub at the One Wilshire.

Founded in 1998, the company continues to experience record growth and profitability and has been recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing privately held companies.

To learn more about Wilcon, download our Overview brochure and Southern California Fiber Network map.

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    Jon Deluca
    President & CEO

    Mr. DeLuca is the President and CEO of Wilcon Holdings, LLC, a communications infrastructure business based in Los Angeles. He joined Wilcon in December, 2011 to lead the company’s expansion in the fiber optic network and data center sectors.

    Previously, he served as President and CEO of FiberNet Telecom Group and was a member of its board of directors from 2005 to 2009. Before this, Mr. DeLuca was Senior Vice President – Finance and CFO of FiberNet from 1999 to 2004. The company owned and operated metro optical networks, colocation facilities and data centers in New York and New Jersey. It provided integrated communications services to domestic and global carriers, Internet companies and other network-intensive businesses.

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    Candelario Andalon
    Controller

    Mr. Andalon is the Controller of Wilcon and oversees all accounting and finance matters. Before joining Wilcon, Mr. Andalon held various senior financial leadership roles at technology and service companies located in the Los Angeles area. Most recently, he was the Corporate Controller for Ixia, an international technology, where he directed that accounting function for over 6 years. He also worked at E&Y, leaving the firm as an audit manager.

     

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    Richard Coyle
    Senior Vice President
    Network Operations

    Mr. Coyle’s background spans over twenty years. His focus is on improving the operational, financial and market position of businesses. Coyle is responsible for optimizing and growing the existing network in order to deliver customer solutions and driving growth. In his previous role as Senior Vice President of Operations for Zayo Group, Mr. Coyle focused on developing processes and procedures to ensure a consistent operating model across all markets that Zayo has purchased in the last three years. In this regard, his leadership included growing some segments through selective investments, and divesting/rationalizing various segments of the business.  Mr. Coyle is also a community-involved leader and dedicates time to charitable causes.

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    David Daigle
    Senior Vice President
    Corporate Development

    Mr. Daigle has over 20 years of leadership experience in the telecommunications industry. Previously, he formed and ran Broadband Asset Strategies, Inc. from 2003 to 2008. He also served as Director of Fiber Acquisition at Cogent Communications from 2000 to 2003 and Founder & VP of Business Development at Pathnet Telecom from 1993 to 1997. He also was the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Freedom Telecommunications, Inc. since 2007. In addition, he has held various positions at other communications companies, including Motorola and Sprint.

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    Mark Messana
    Senior Vice President
    Data Center Operations

    Mr. Messana is the Senior Vice President of Infrastructure and Operations at Wilcon.  Previously he was the Managing Member of IX2 Center, LLC and IX2 Wilshire, LLC since 2003.  He also has served as the Executive Vice President of Global Gateway, a developer of carrier hotels and data centers in Asia and the western United States.  Prior to that, he spent seven years as Project Manager for the One Wilshire Building in Los Angeles leasing, managing and developing One Wilshire into one of the world’s most connected telecom buildings.

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    Glenn Nieves
    Vice President
    General Counsel, Government Affairs and Secretary

    Mr. Nieves oversees all of Wilcon’s legal, regulatory, compliance and government affairs matters. Before joining Wilcon, Mr. Nieves was in private practice with the law firms Reed Smith LLP and Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP. He is admitted to practice law in California. Mr. Nieves received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law.

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    Reginald Scales
    Senior Vice President
    Sales and Marketing

    Mr. Scales is responsible for managing sales, marketing and strategic carrier accounts in Southern California. He joined Wilcon in November 2013 and has more than 20 years of sales, management and strategic experience in the communications industry.

    Prior to joining Wilcon, Mr. Scales was the President of the Western U.S. for Paetec Communications.  He was responsible for managing Sales, Service and Engineering in eight western states.

    Mr. Scales is actively involved in business and community service organizations such as United Way, Association of College and University Telecom Administrators and HITEC Organization.

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    Eric Bender
    Senior Vice President
    Business Development

    Mr. Bender is the Senior Vice President of Business Development of Wilcon.  He cofounded Wilshire Connection in 1998 and previously served as its President.  Mr. Bender also was the Vice President of Operations of Global Gateway, a developer of carrier hotels and data centers in Asia and the western United States.  He has also served as the Vice President of Asset Management at Downtown Properties/Mas Asset Management Corp., a  $1.3 billion real estate portfolio.

   

Wilcon’s Channel Partner program enables sales teams and individuals to leverage our leading infrastructure and industry experience to grow their revenues.

We rely on our strong network of channel partners to help deliver our best-in-class ultra-bandwidth fiber optic and data center infrastructure solutions in the dynamic and lucrative Southern California market.

Valued partners like you provide important links to end customers. We work with you to deliver customized infrastructure solutions at highly competitive rates.

Partners earn commissions on the monthly recurring revenue for signed Wilcon services with their accounts.

For more information on becoming a Channel Partner, contact us at channelpartners@wilcon.com.

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ITW’14
05.11.2014 - 05.14.2014
Hyatt Regency, Chicago
Meeting Room 4235

Nanog 61
06.02.2014 - 06.04.2014
Bellevue, Washington

HostingCon 2014
06.16.2014 - 06.18.2014
Miami, Florida

03.27.2014

Copper retirement, cable wholesale, international expansion and small cells took center stage at COMPTEL Spring 2014 - Sean Buckley

Wilcon, a Southern California-based provider, told FierceTelecom said it is seeing interest in small cell backhaul. "We're also seeing a lot of growth in small cells and DAS as wireless operators are focused on increasing their capacity to macrosites, but there's a lot of talk about filling in between macrosites with small cells," said Jon DeLuca, CEO of Wilcon...

 

03.24.2014

Wilcon Completes Southern California Integration -

Wilcon has announced it has successfully completed its integration of Wilshire Connection, a downtown Los Angeles fiber optic network operator, IX2, a data center company located at the One Wilshire Building, and Freedom Dark Fiber Networks, a high-capacity, regional dark fiber provider in Southern California. Effective immediately, all companies will operate under the Wilcon name.

 

03.20.2014

Wilcon completes integration of three core businesses - News

Fibre optic and data centre infrastructure provider, Wilcon has successfully completed its integration of Wilshire Connection, a downtown Los Angeles fibre optic network operator, IX2, a data centre company located at the One Wilshire Building, and Freedom Dark Fibre Networks, a high-capacity, regional dark fibre provider in Southern California.

 

03.20.2014

Thursday Bytes: Wilcon, CenturyLink, Global Capacity, ADVA, i2i - Rob Powell

In southern California, Wilcon says the integration of Wilshire Connection, IX2, and Freedom Dark Fiber Networks is now complete. The combination creates a regional infrastructure powerhouse that seems likely to be more aggressive than its predecessors were, and I expect we’ll be hearing a lot more from them in the coming quarters.

 

03.20.2014

Wilcon Completes Fiber Optic Network to Los Angeles Center Studios - Nick Dager

Wilcon CEO Jon DeLuca said, “We can deliver a comprehensive dark fiber solution and a full suite of lit services, up to 10 gig circuits, to provide transport capabilities from Los Angeles Center Studios to all major locations throughout Southern California.”

 

03.19.2014

Wilcon Announces Integration of Freedom, IX2, and Wilshire Connection - Paula Bernier

"Wilcon announced its launch as a company at COMPTEL three years ago. This week, it was back at the competitive service provider gathering announcing the completion of its integration of its three acquisitions – Freedom Telecommunications, IX2, and Wilshire Connection."

 

03.19.2014

Wilcon Rebrands Firms Acquired in Recent Roll-Up - Justin Yang

"Fiber optic provider Wilcon has taken the next step in its roll-up of local telecom companies, consolidating and rebranding recently acquired firms IX2 and Freedom Telecommunications under its corporate umbrella."

 

02.10.2014

Wilcon appoints Coyle as SVP of Network Operations -

“US provider of fibre optic and data centre infrastructure, Wilcon has appointed Richard Coyle as senior vice president of Network Operations. Coyle brings more than twenty years of telecommunications experience to his new position, and previously worked at Zayo Fiber Solutions as the senior vice president of Operations. Based at the company’s headquarters in Los Angeles, Coyle will be responsible

 

01.13.2014

Metro Bytes: Wilcon, PEG Bandwidth, tw telecom, XO - Rob Powell

“In southern California, Wilcon has followed up its merger with Freedom Dark Fiber by hooking up the sort of customer we tend to associate with the region but rarely hear much about in the world of fiber. They’ve built fiber to Los Angeles Center Studios”

 

01.09.2014

Wilcon builds fiber-optic network for Los Angeles Center Studios -

“Wilcon, a West Coast provider of fiber-optic network and data center infrastructure, has completed a new fiber-optic build to Los Angeles Center Studios, an independent movie studio. The ultra-broadband network infrastructure can deliver high-capacity data services and scalable bandwidth for Los Angeles Center Studios’ growing base of media and entertainment tenants.”

 

01.09.2014

Studio in LA reels in fibre optic revamp -

“Wilcon has completed a major new fiber optic network build to Los Angeles Center Studios, LA’s independent movie studio.”

 

01.09.2014

Wilcon wraps up dark fiber build for Los Angeles Center Studios - Sean Buckley

“Wilcon, a Southern California-based competitive provider, has put the final touches on a new fiber optical network for Los Angeles Center Studios. The new network will be used to deliver high-capacity data services for its growing base of media and entertainment tenants.”

 

01.08.2014

Let’s Make a Movie. Faster! - Rory J. Thompson

“…Wilcon, the premier West Coast provider of best-in-class fiber optic network and data center infrastructure, announced that it has just completed a major new fiber optic network build to Los Angeles Center Studios, one of LA’s foremost independent movie studios.”

 

08.14.2013

Wilcon to acquire Freedom Dark Fiber Networks - Kavit Majithia

“…west coast fibre and data centre infrastructure provider has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Freedom Dark Fiber Networks…”

 

08.13.2013

Southland businesses get new option for high-speed Internet - Paresh Dave

“Neither could have easily replicated the other’s infrastructure, and no competitors match those routes…”

 

08.13.2013

Wilcon to Acquire Freedom Dark Fiber Networks - DEBORAH CROWE

“With demand for bandwidth expected to grow 29 percent annually, this acquisition increases our addressable market exponentially…”

 

08.13.2013

Wilcon Acquires Freedom Dark Fiber Networks -

“The combined company will constitute one of the largest fiber optic networks in southern California…”