Skycasters Receives 2012 Crain’s Leading EDGE Award for Value Creation in Northeast Ohio

Akron, OH – May 22, 2012 For the fifth year in a row, Skycasters is among middle-market businesses awarded with the prestigious 2012 Crain’s Leading EDGE Award on May 16. The award was given to 101 companies who create value through growth and job creation in Northeast Ohio. Commenting on the award winners, D. Kirk Neiswander, President of the Entrepreneurs EDGE said that, “These companies embody a sense of purpose that extends well beyond their shareholders to all of their key stakeholders, including the community in which they reside and each and every employee.”

Skycasters has created innovative solutions to solve customer needs. Satellite dishes can be tedious to adjust by hand, but the Nomad Az/EL Cap was engineered to make alignment simple and easy. This technology will become extremely useful in the natural gas drilling industry, when drillers are frequently on the move and need to set up an Internet connection quickly. The MST (mobile satellite trailer) was developed to provide portable, push-button satellite Internet access for first responders and emergency management agencies in less than 10 minutes. Skycasters even engineered a way to provide reliable VPNs and VoIP over satellite, which was once thought to be impossible.

“Skycasters embodies this award because we strive to lead the industry with turn-key and custom solutions to customer’s issues,” Skycasters President Mike Kister commented. “We are honored to have received this award and to be considered a model for propelling innovation in Northeast Ohio.”

Skycasters will continue to grow the company by leading the industry in innovation and customer service.

About Skycasters, LLC:

As a leader in broadband satellite Internet solutions, Skycasters brings broadband satellite Internet access, VPNs, portable satellite Internet, and corporate data services to all types of public and private entities, including disaster relief organizations, public safety agencies, and rural businesses.

Skycasters, LLC
1520 S. Arlington St.
Akron, OH 44306


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