We are very pleased to announce that Richard Macrae has joined our team! Richard is a highly intelligent individual with a Bachelors Degree in Information Technology and experience in IT operations, IT service delivery and systems analysis. Richard will play a key role in the development of Eclipse Communications, and work in a variety of capacities such as Managed Services, IT consulting and installation of our wireless internet services. He will also be responsible for researching and co-developing our various services as we scale our operations up.
Eclipse Communications is a locally owned and operated company based in Benzonia, MI. We are dedicated to developing infrastructure throughout Benzie County, but also in providing opportunities to local members of our community. As a locally owned and operated company, it is our belief that Benzie County’s growth and success is based on developing not only our local business and infrastructure, but also each other by providing opportunities and empowerment to each other. Richard is a Benzie County native, and we are excited to see the impact he has on our community.
We would like to announce that Eclipse Communications has joined with TKS Security under a Technology and Integration Partnership! As a locally owned company, we are excited to partner with another local company who shares our core values and principles towards technology. Although we provide many services and take pride in being able to deliver on all our commitments, it is important to us that if we find we are not able to provide the solution that our client is looking for that we can point them in the right direction and make a solid recommendation.
As an MSP (Managed Services Provider) we are routinely asked to advise on, repair or upgrade security systems and access control systems. We recognize that our service offerings are limited within the scope of these systems, this new partnership allows us to work alongside TKS Security, and together ensure our mutual client receives a cost effective and customized solution to their needs. This partnership will also enhance our company’s ability to connect you with highly experienced professionals with whom we have already vetted, worked with, and trust.
This partnership has been a long time coming, our respective companies knew of each other’s services and reputation for several years with the owners of each company knowing each other since 2007. Together, we look forward to new challenges and new opportunities as we seek to deliver the highest level of service possible.
About TKS Security: TKS Security provides commercial and residential access control, monitoring, security and alarms services and is based in Traverse City, MI. Please visit their website! https://www.gotks.com/
About Eclipse Communications: Eclipse Communications is a WISP (Wireless Internet Service provider), MSP (Managed Services Provider) and IT Consulting company based in Benzonia, MI. Visit our site! http://www.eclipse-communications.com/
We are pleased to announce the upcoming expansion of our wireless internet services to Benzonia Township as well as the deployment of another high performance fiber connection in Benzie County! Eclipse Communications, being a locally owned and operated company, is committed to delivering powerful new options to our communities, long ago disregarded and forgotten by the large Internet service providers or avoided as ‘too-difficult’ by less-capable companies.
Much of the initial preparation for this expansion was completed in late 2017, at about the time that our 2017 capstone projects had completed, ensuring the foundation was in place and that expansion could therefore start immediately. The new fiber connection will be brought into Benzonia, this process requires a range of tasks from permitting and easement work to the installation of conduit and support infrastructure ending in the splicing and lighting of the new fiber connection. This aspect of the project will take some time and during this timeframe we will be installing our transport/distribution equipment as well as developing propagation studies of the surrounding area. The tower will be ready to go before the fiber work is complete, allowing us to immediately install or pre-install connections which is important due to the large amount of interest we receive.
Our dedication to expansion and development has been extremely well received by local businesses, local government officials and business development organizations. We greatly appreciate this support and are channeling it towards a very aggressive expansion schedule. There are many talented and dedicated people working to the best of their ability to smooth the path forward and arm us with the support we need to reach our highest level of potential as quickly as possible.
We are very pleased to announce that Hayden Northrup has joined Eclipse Communications! Hayden is nearly finished with his Associates Degree in Computer Technology-Infrastructure and is currently a student at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, MI. Hayden is a young aspiring IT Technician and we are very pleased to offer him an internship to gain unique experience and knowledge through our wide array of service offerings as well as meeting and working with several talented individuals and companies. We were excited to learn upon meeting Hayden that he is an Eagle Scout with Troop 30, with his Eagle Project involving his mentoring of Cub Scouts as Den Chief.
Our new internship program is unique, providing constant hands-on experience in systems and network infrastructure, managed IT services, applied technology and business-IT relations. We believe that our position as a local WISP and IT consulting company will provide great opportunities to individuals seeking to enter the field of Information Technology. Eclipse Communications is dedicated to providing opportunities to our local community, and seeks to continue developing our presence in the community as Northwest Michigan’s leader in communications infrastructure and services.
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We are delighted to announce the expansion of our high speed broadband services from our new communications tower online in Honor, MI. The activation of this new tower required the completion of many prerequisites, from small tasks to larger multi-month projects – such as pulling permits, existing network upgrades, installation of secondary towers and provisioning a new fiber backbone. This new tower expands our ability to provide high performance internet connections by increasing our coverage area as well as allowing us to expand more easily in the future. As a locally owned internet service provider, we are dedicated to not only bringing our high performance connections out to areas that do not have adequate internet service options, but also in providing a new option to local residents who are disappointed with their current provider and looking for options.
The completion of this new tower signifies our commitment to Benzie County residents, businesses and stakeholders that we are working towards increasing our investment into infrastructure and communications services. We feel that the best outcomes for Benzie County are constructed and made available by individuals and businesses working together. As a community-partner we feel that it is in our County’s best interest to develop from within our own ability to address the lack of access to services and technology versus bringing in external or distant contractors whose interests lie elsewhere. Additionally, our expansions to the network will be geared towards reaching out to people instead of racing towards the population centers as is common for the large companies.
Though we are pleased to announce the completion of our plans, we are not implying that the work is done and Benzie County is good to go, far from it. There is much more work to do, we knew this from the very onset of our planing and are happy to report that there is much more on the way. Additional expansions are already planned and additional towers acquired and in waiting, as we speak the groundwork is being laid to continue expanding our broadband availability rapidly in early 2018.
We have already developed strategic plans for future expansions; from towers already acquired to survey work for construction, as we speak the groundwork is being laid to continue expanding rapidly in early 2018.
Interested in learning more or letting us know you are in need? Feel free to contact us or send a message, we will respond to you.
We are very pleased to announce that our long-awaited fiber backbone in Benzie County, MI is now complete! As a locally owned WISP (Wireless Internet Service Provider) in Benzie County, our services focus on providing Internet access to the people in Benzie County who are lacking access to high performance broadband options. Very large areas of Benzie County are un-served (meaning no acceptable broadband options) or under-served (meaning there is one option) in terms of high performance connectivity – satellite and cellular are not considering high performance broadband. This fiber connection will serve as the backbone of our service platform, granting the performance and capacity needed to expand our services deeper into Benzie County.
Our services exceed cable internet offerings in performance, stability, consistency, up-time, customer support and flexibility with no contracts and no data limits and set prices. Though performance is important, our connections are installed by credentialed and experienced technicians, and our customer support is is vastly superior to that which people receive for cable or DSL connections. As a member of our community, our investment into communications and technology in Benzie County is iron-clad.
We will be releasing new service offerings, and providing performance options that are not available through any other provider in our region. We have big plans for 2018, our expansions will be swift and numerous as we seek to continue developing communications infrastructure in Benzie County, and responding to the needs of our community. Additional fiber connections are in the works as well as large integration projects with our partners in Benzie County.
Eclipse Communications would like to welcome Chris Urbasic to the team! Chris is a dynamic individual with a B.S. in Computer Science and ten years of IT experience in commercial and enterprise operating environments. Chris will play an important role in developing and expanding our service offerings in Benzie County and the surrounding region. As a local member of our community in Benzie County, we are excited to see the impact his knowledge and experience will have as we continue to build infrastructure in Benzie County and provide top-tier IT consulting services to our community. Chris enjoys brewing beer (which he is quite good at) as well as spending time outdoors with friends and family.
As a leader in IT consulting in Benzie County and the surrounding region, we have continually set goals in a strategic partnership sense with our stakeholders and community members. This means we constantly strive to empower our communities and local businesses with local access to experienced, knowledge and credentialed IT professionals.
This means that we take a personal approach to learning about your problems, instead of treating you with a ‘common-company’ mentality – we see a unique company with unique requirements. We seek to build relationships and provide your company with IT support that grows with your business by understanding what your needs are, and developing cost-effective solutions that address your needs directly instead of upselling solutions to you.
Please contact us, we will listen and advise you, and together develop a plan for your company.
We are very excited to announce a set of expansions which will greatly increase our coverage area in Benzie County, providing our reputable high performance wireless connections to those in ‘underserved’ and ‘unserved’ areas. As a local member of the community, Eclipse Communications is dedicated to developing our infrastructure and bringing technology to those forsaken by the larger national companies.
Our connections are wirelessly delivered, but they are not the same as a cellular or satellite connection, they are vastly superior and offer many great features such as: No contracts, No data limits, No penalties for usage, and full support for streaming and online gaming. Not only are our connections amazing, they are professionally installed by people who take pride in their work, with the highest level of attention paid to the visual appeal of the installation.
In addition to coverage area, we are very pleased to have a new fiber backbone installed to handle the data transport requirements of our community. Benzie County is set for new and exciting developments in access to technology, and we are beyond elated to be able to set the stage and open up access to the technological world.
We are happy to present our new website, developed by Aaron Carpenter and his colleagues from Legendary Lion in Traverse City, Michigan! The professionalism and work-product of Aaron and his team is top notch and we recommend you consider them for your web development or SEO needs. We look forward to working with Legendary Lion in the future on future projects for our website as well as the requirements of other companies contracting with us.
We felt that a re-designed website would allow Eclipse Communications to better collaborate with our partners, clients and associates on that which we are most passionate about: providing IT solutions designed with your best business interests in mind. So we designed the website to convey the expectations we feel you have as a prospective client, focusing on the core offerings of the company in the different markets while instilling our service descriptions with experience and expertise.