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Vista Broadband Partners with KZST To Live Stream the Annual Secret Santa Program
December 4, 2013

For the 7th consecutive year, Vista Broadband Networks, Inc. has partnered with KZST's Annual Secret Santa Program. Vista Broadband will provide a live web stream of the Secret Santa event, hosted at Santa Rosa Plaza, which can be viewed from Thursday, December 19th at 6am until Friday, December 20th at 9am. The 2013 live web stream can be viewed anywhere by clicking the following link: 2013 KZST Secret Santa

About KZST/Sonoma County's Secret Santa Program
Sonoma County’s Secret Santa program is a partnership of KZST Radio Station and The Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, PLUS over 100 business sponsors located throughout the county, including Vista Broadband Networks. The program help ensure that Sonoma County citizens who would not otherwise have a holiday gift, are able to smile and have hope during the holiday season. For more information, please visit: http://www.kzst.com/santa/secretsanta.php

Vista Broadband Introduces New Anti-SPAM Service
October 7, 2013

Vista Broadband has introduced a new robust anti-SPAM server for its email services! This will provide a much more pleasant email experience with less SPAM cluttering your inbox! Customers on Vista’s email service will need to subscribe to our new anti-spam services and instructions on how to subscribe can be found on our website at Vista Broadband Customer Support under Email. We urge our customers to take advantage of this great new service as soon as possible. For our customers with hosted domains, our technical support team will only migrate your domain to the new service once a time has been scheduled with your designated technical support contact on the account. Please call us to schedule your migration today! (707) 527-9475.

Vista Broadband Begins Offering Pet Insurance to Employees
September 27, 2013

Vista Broadband Networks, Inc. has joined the ranks of one in three Fortune 500 companies and has decided to offer their employees Pet Insurance. The cost of veterinary care can be quite prohibitive and this excellent coverage will allow Vista’s employees, that choose to participate, an opportunity to defer the costs of pet healthcare. Since the official Pet Insurance policy was instated at Vista Broadband on August 6, 2013, it has already come in handy for one lucky employee. Donna Cochran, Vista’s office manager, purchased her Pet Insurance policy the day the policy was instated and it wasn’t a moment too soon. Fourteen days after purchasing her policy one of her dogs, Bentley, tore his ACL and required a very costly surgery. Had Mrs. Cochran not had Pet Insurance, thanks to Vista Broadband, the surgery would have cost her nearly $5,000 but instead cost her a minimal deductible amount. “Because I consider my pets my children, there was no doubt that I would choose to have the surgery required to repair Bentley’s torn ACL, regardless of cost. However, with the insurance, my out-of-pocket expense was only a $250.00 deductible. Needless to say, this was much easier on my budget than the full cost of the surgery. I am so grateful to be employed at Vista Broadband. Besides working with a team that I love, I also have an excellent benefit package that includes pet insurance for my two dogs.” In a time that companies are looking to save money by cutting or reducing benefits offered to their employees, Vista Broadband truly is an exception to the rule and considers the welfare of their employees and their families (pets included!), to be a top priority.

Vista Broadband Sponsors the 2013 Sonoma County Fair
July 15, 2013

Are you ready? The Sonoma County Fair is coming to town again! Vista Broadband has teamed up with the Sonoma County Fairgrounds to sponsor the 2013 festivities and we could not be more excited! Whether you go for the rides, races, flower show, animals, or the showcase booths at Grace Pavilion; there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Sonoma County Fair! Vista will be providing its premium high-speed wireless Internet for fair staff to use at key ticket scanning locations as well as bandwidth for KZST’s live broadcast. Look for us on banners and ad displays!

About Sonoma County Fair
The Sonoma County Fair is among our region’s most time-honored and cherished traditions. Throughout the last 75 years, the Sonoma County Fair has grown to become one of the most popular in the state, famous for its top quality horse racing, stunning flower show, and constant innovations in family entertainment. They continue in their unswerving commitment to showcase and provide education on the wealth of our agricultural community while celebrating the talents of our community. The Fair will run from July 25th – August 11th, 2013 (Closed Mondays). To find out more about the 2013 Sonoma County Fair please visit Sonoma County Fair .

Vista Broadband Helps Save the Petaluma Fireworks
July 1, 2013

As a locally owned and operated company, we are proud to be a part of the community and events that make this such a great place to live! We are proud to announce that Vista has partnered with Sonoma Media Group in their work to preserve the Petaluma 4th of July fireworks show. We are looking forward to PTown4th and to seeing you all there!

About PTown 4th
A new locally owned radio station group has come forward to guarantee Petaluma a fireworks display at the Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds this Fourth of July. Newly created Sonoma Media Group, acquiring five local radio stations: Froggy 92.9, 97.7 The River, Hot 101.7, Mix 104.9, and News Talk 1350 KSRO is funding the fireworks display. The Petaluma Fireworks was in jeopardy of cancellation this year because the city had been unable to fit the traditional display into the Fairgrounds site, or identify an alternate location. With new development around the Fairgrounds, the space available for the required fall-out safety zone was at issue.The festivities at the Fairgrounds, to be called PTown4th, will start at about 3PM with family games provided by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department. Live music will start at about 6 with the fireworks sometime after 9. Food vendors will be open at 4 and beer vendors at 5.

All five radio stations will broadcast live from the event, and will customize music programming to go with the fireworks. To find out more about the PTown4th check out their website at PTown4th.

Vista Broadband Completes Network Capacity Upgrades in Santa Rosa
June 7, 2013

Vista Broadband has improved the speeds offered over its dedicated microwave Internet service for customers in the Santa Rosa area! We are pleased to announce that our standard business class microwave now features a guaranteed 40Mbps/40Mbps service with low latency transport through its Highly Diverse infrastructure of FCC Licensed Microwave and Optical Fiber. With its improved speed offering, Vista’s business microwave offers a cost effective and quickly scalable solution to replace old expensive T1 and fiber services. Businesses can now benefit from excellent speeds, latency, and monthly cost while positioning to grow into higher bandwidth requirements quickly and seamlessly.

Being a champion means being a WIMP!
April 4, 2013

Web & Interactive Media Professional (WIMP) is hosting an event at the Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster on April 6th 2013 from 12:00pm - 6:00pm. The event, dubbed "Wimp Gives", is produced by Sonoma County’s most reputable group of Internet Industry professionals. It offers opportunities to WIMP members to join a team of fellow website building pros and partners them with local non-profits with a mission of building them a new website from the ground up in just one day! Additionally, the event also hopes to provide higher visibility to some of the up and coming and lesser known non-profits in the area.

Vista Broadband, in its ongoing support of the Sonoma County Business Cluster, is proud to be a sponsor of WIMP Gives and will be providing free high speed Internet access and WiFi coverage during the event. As part of the WIMP Gives event, each website will be judged and the winner will be awarded free web hosting at Vista Broadband for life!

Want to find out more about WIMP or how to join? http://www.beawimp.org/
Learn more about WIMP Gives http://gives.beawimp.org/

Vista Broadband Completes Network Capacity Upgrades in Dry Creek & Marin County
March 18, 2013

Vista Broadband has completed increasing its network capacity at our main infrastructure sites in Healdsburg. In addition to expanding our capacity in Healdsburg we have also fortified/upgraded the main path and backups throughout Dry Creek Valley. In addition to the upgrades done in Healdsburg, Vista has also upgraded our network capacity in Marin County.

Vista Broadband Completes Long Run UPS Rollouts
January 15, 2013

Vista Broadband recently completed rolling out long run uninterruptible power supplies (UPS’) at infrastructure points all over Vista's own industry unique, cross media meshed, redundant microwave and fiber core backbone.

Vista Broadband Partners with KZST for Annual Secret Santa Program
December 19, 2012

It’s that time of year again! Vista Broadband Networks, Inc. has once again joined KZST’s Annual Secret Santa Program for the 6th year in a row. Vista will provide live web stream of the Secret Santa event which takes place at the Santa Rosa Plaza. This year’s live web stream will be viewable at
http://www.kzst.com/santa/secretsanta.php

About KZST/Sonoma County's Secret Santa Program
Sonoma County’s Secret Santa program is a partnership of KZST Radio Station and The Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, PLUS over 100 business sponsors located throughout the county, including Vista Broadband Networks. The program help ensure that Sonoma County citizens who would not otherwise have a holiday gift, are able to smile and have hope during the holiday season.

Vista Broadband Upgrades Network Capacity in Kenwood, Sonoma, and Napa
June 7, 2012

Vista Broadband has recently completed network upgrades in Kenwood, Sonoma, and Napa. This latest upgrade has increased Vista’s capacity, bringing new and existing customers unprecedented speeds and scalability. This option is not available to DSL, T1, DS3, or Cable Internet customers. Vista’s guaranteed speeds allow businesses of all sizes to be able to run their office(s) without missing a beat.

Vista Broadband & CMC Provide Live Web Stream of State of the County Address
January 12, 2012

Vista Broadband Networks, Inc. and our partner, Community Media Center of the North Bay, have collaborated once again to provide a live web stream of the annual State of the County Address. This year’s live web stream will be viewable from anywhere on January 13, 2012. http://cmctv.vistabroadband.com .
About CMCNB
The Community Media Center of the North Bay is a non-profit organization that provides production tools, training, and services, as well as community cable channel access to North Bay residents, non-profit organizations, educators, and local government departments. CMCNB channels offer non-commercial programming by, for, and about the people of the North Bay. To find out more about CMCNB check out their website at www.communitymedia.org.

Vista Broadband Partners with KZST for Annual Secret Santa Program
December 20, 2011

For the 5th year, Vista Broadband Networks, Inc. has joined KZST’s Annual Secret Santa Program, providing a live web stream of the event which takes place at the Santa Rosa Plaza in downtown Santa Rosa. This year’s live web stream will be viewable from anywhere around the globe on KZST’s website.
http://www.kzst.com/santa/secretsanta.php

Vista Broadband Expands Further North in Napa Valley
July 11, 2011

Vista Broadband has expanded their network once again! We are excited to announce new coverage and faster speeds in the northern parts of Napa Valley including Yountville, Rutherford, & St. Helena. Customers in the Northern Napa Valley can now take advantage of all Vista has to offer including: speeds from 1Mbps to 10Gbps, Fiber Optic backbone & connections, VistaHD Solutions (Highly Diverse), Remote Data Backup Services, VPN & VoIP ready connections, Disaster Preparedness, Domain, Email, & Web Hosting, Collocation Solutions, Mobile/Remote Event Services, and more!

Vista Broadband Expands into San Joaquin County
July 8, 2011

Vista Broadband has further expanded its network! Vista Broadband is excited to now offer coverage in the San Joaquin County, including Manteca, Ripon, and Lodi. This new expansion has increased our coverage area and allows us to serve a broadband starved area with Vista’s unprecedented speeds and scalability not previously offered with DSL, T1, DS3, or Cable Internet delivery solutions.

Vista Broadband Networks & CMC Provide Live Web Stream of 2011 Rose Parade
May 21, 2011

Vista Broadband Networks, Inc. and The Community Media Center of the North Bay have teamed for the third year in a row to provide a live web stream of the annual Luther Burbank Rose Parade. This year’s live web stream will be viewable around the world starting at 10am on Saturday, May 21, 2011 located at http://cmctv.vistabroadband.com .

This year’s theme “Rose Town Hoedown" marks the 117th anniversary of the annual Luther Burbank Rose Parade in Courthouse Square in downtown Santa Rosa. For more information on the parade line up and for an additional link to the Vista-CMC web-stream, check out their website at www.roseparadefestival.com.

About CMCNB
The Community Media Center of the North Bay is a non-profit organization that provides production tools, training, and services, as well as community cable channel access to North Bay residents, non-profit organizations, educators, and local government departments. CMCNB channels offer non-commercial programming by, for, and about the people of the North Bay. To find out more about CMCNB check out their website at www.communitymedia.org.

Vista Broadband Networks’ Highly Diverse Fiber Optic Business Solution
January 5, 2010

Vista Broadband Networks, Inc., Northern California’s largest pure, fixed wireless and fiber Internet Service Provider (ISP) for business, is proud to introduce VistaHD, a Highly Diverse economical business Internet service package that creates true diverse transport media and multiple geographically diverse paths from your facility through their infrastructure and into the Internet backbone at speeds and reliability second to none. This is accomplished with an award winning tested architecture strategically utilizing, two very powerful technologies: Vista’s own designed and constructed high speed microwave wireless and physical fiber optic connections. “Our own infrastructure powerfully offers VistaHD solutions that have been designed specifically for businesses that rely on Internet access for critical operations. Companies can no longer afford to stay bound to the limitations of a single conventional media Internet connection. This now gives a business the ability to meet the heavy, no outage demands of today’s applications, while preparing it to seamlessly scale into the future, and that is exactly what VistaHD brings to any organization" adds Vista Solution Specialist Anthony Adams. Customers using VistaHD services have expressed their extreme satisfaction with Vista’s service since they not only offer their business blazing fast speeds, but also demonstrate no outages – all with excellent 24/7 proactive technical services as well. “Vista’s staff is very knowledgeable, professional, prompt, courteous and, above all, respectful to their clients. If there are questions or concerns they are addressed quickly and in an orderly fashion. This has always been the case for our account even back when we only subscribed to a handful of services" says Ascentia Wine Estates IT Director Art Ochoa. All of the VistaHD solutions can be installed in days (sometimes hours) and include a fully configured and serviced high-end Cisco router that provides true “end to end" managed services to your business as part of the service. Using this most advanced, yet simple and elegant design to assure seamless and automatic switchover from one media to the other for both inbound and outbound traffic allows for many customers to qualify for Vista’s industry leading 100% uptime Service Level Agreement guarantee. VistaHD service configuration will not only provide for uninterrupted onsite access to the Internet, it will also provide your onsite computers to be always available from the outside Internet world, seamlessly and smoothly while using classic, proven static DNS entries for the IPs or with direct access to each static IP address.

Vista Broadband & CMC Provide Live Web-cast of 2009 Hand-Car Regatta
September 11, 2009

The 2009 Great West End & Railroad Square Hand-Car Regatta & Exposition of Mechanical and Artistic Wonders will be available to view via live web-cast courtesy of the Community Media Center of Santa Rosa and Vista Broadband Networks. Although, this is the second year of this annual event, this is the first year that the event will be web-casted live. This groundbreaking live web-cast will allow curious observers, art enthusiasts, music fans, and race aficionados from across the world to bear witness to this unique event.

The 2009 Hand-Car Regatta & Exposition includes a variety of activities including Hand-Built Railcar Races, Arts, Performances, Live Music, Crafts, Fine Foods, Costumes & more! This exciting celebration can be viewed via live web-cast at the Community Media Center of Santa Rosa website www.communitymedia.org from 11am to 6pm on Sunday September 27th, 2009. This event is free to the public and takes place at Railroad Square in Santa Rosa, CA between 4th / 5th Streets & Wilson Street. For an additional link to the live web-cast and for more information about the event, check out the Hand-Car Regatta’s website at www.handcarregatta.com.

Vista Broadband Networks and CMC have recently web-cast several local events including the 2009 Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival and the 2009 Santa Rosa High School Graduation. With the combination of CMC’s production equipment and expertise, and Vista Broadband Networks vast high speed business quality networks’ the two organizations have teamed up once again to donate their services for this year’s web-cast of the Hand-Car Regatta.

About CMC
The Community Media Center of Santa Rosa is a non-profit organization that provides tools, training, and community cable channel access to Sonoma County residents, non-profit organizations, educators, and local government departments. CMC channels offer non-commercial programming by, for, and about the people of Sonoma County.

Vista Broadband Continues To Sponsor Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster
August 24, 2009

Vista Broadband has long been a sponsor of the Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster (SMBC). Vista provides a full package of services to both SMBC and all of its tenants, including internet access service, remote telecommuting, web presence, and other valuable options. According to Scott Mindemann, Chairman, Co-Founder and CEO of Vista Broadband, "Our long-standing relationship with the Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster is important to us, because we believe in the entrepreneurial spirit that powers this community. We are very excited to be offering our Vista HD service that contributes both our ultrafast fiber-optic and our nimble microwave infrastructures to the success of these new businesses." Vista Broadband is honored to partner with SMBC and enable current technology entrepreneurs to be successful now and in the future.
About SMBC
The Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster (SMBC) is a non-profit business incubator specializing in sustainable resources and socially-relevant technologies. Its function is to assist entrepreneurs and startup companies in achieving success through provision of: mentoring and coaching, a supportive service network, an intellectual and entrepreneurial environment, educational and networking events, contact to investment capital, and an affordable full-featured physical infrastructure.

Vista Broadband Expands into Sonoma Valley
July 31, 2009

Vista Broadband has expanded their network! Vista Broadband is excited to now offer coverage in the city of Sonoma and the surrounding area including Yountville and Rutherford. This latest expansion has increased our capacity and coverage area, giving new and existing customers unprecedented speeds and scalability compared to DSL, T1, DS3, or Cable Internet delivery solutions. MultiMegabit - up to Gigabit Internet access speeds are now available in this area to be delivered to businesses at a cost effective, competitive fee. With Vista's new gigabit capacity speeds available in the Sonoma Valley, Sonoma customers can now get their data communication needs met and surpassed with Vista Broadband's high quality team. Vista Broadband uses next generation technology to deliver the fastest, most reliable Internet access solutions to your business. A full service ISP, Vista Broadband, offers an array of products and services including: speeds from 1Mbps to 1Gbps, Fiber Optic backbone & connections, VistaHD Solutions (Highly Diverse), Remote Data Backup Services, VPN & VoIP ready connections, Disaster Preparedness, Domain, Email, & Web Hosting, Collocation Solutions, Mobile/Remote Event Services, and more!

Vista Broadband Announces New VistaHD Solution
July 16, 2009

Vista has recently released a new line of Internet access products that break past the limitations of traditional copper and fiber in what they have branded as the Highly Diverse (HD) solution offering called VistaHD. By offering flexible and diverse solutions that utilize microwave wireless, fiber-optic and T1 circuits in custom tailored solutions designed specifically for the business customer, VistaHD delivers a new class of Internet service that ranges from symmetrical speeds of 1Mbps on up to 10Gbps, all over multiple low latency paths within their privately owned and operating infrastructure. Wireless "air" equivalents also bring powerful and scalable products such as Vista AirFiber and VistaSuperT (T1) that break past the limitations of their traditional counterparts in both geographical reach and scalability. Companies once out of reach of business class high-speed Internet solutions can now benefit from the long reach of VistaHD and custom tailor their service to meet current bandwidth requirements, while positioning themselves to scale seamlessly to meet future demands as well.

Vista Broadband Completes Fortification of Napa Network
February 16, 2009

Vista has completed a re-vamp and fortification of their Napa Valley network. This latest expansion has increased Vista's capacity, giving new and existing customers unprecedented speeds and scalability compared to DSL, T1, DS3, or Cable Internet delivery solutions. MultiMegabit - up to Gigabit Internet access speeds are now available to be delivered to businesses at a cost effective, competitive fee. "The technology and coverage area we now have in Napa is something that our customers wanted, and we delivered to give them what they wanted; a fast reliable connection delivered through our own multifaceted infrastructure to achieve an uninterrupted high speed service for today's demanding business end user" says founder and CEO Scott Mindemann. Vista's new large capacity presence in Napa is now fully operational and backed by Vista's own industry unique, cross media meshed, redundant microwave and fiber core backbone. Vista's novel architecture provides seamless rerouting of traffic to avoid any nature instigated or manmade interruption such that all customers always receive uninterrupted service. Vista, now serving Sonoma, Marin & Napa counties is a pioneering leader in fixed wireless and fiber optic broadband delivery. Vista is dedicated to providing secure, reliable, and cost effective solutions that are easily scaled to meet customer's changing needs. According to Napa Chamber's CEO, Kate King, "With the Napa chamber's office equipped with Vista Broadband, it makes it easy to highly recommend their new high capacity business class service to any current or new members". With Vista's new gigabit capacity speeds available in the Napa Valley, Napa customers can now get their data communication needs met and surpassed with Vista Broadband's high quality team. With just a phone call Vista's Rapid Deployment Team can be en route to meet and install your high speed Internet.

Vista Begins Deployment of its Remote Camera Solutions
March 6, 2007

Vista has just began deployment of its next generation remote camera solutions with a turn-key project for the for the County of Sonoma. We have 3 county traffic cameras running so far, with more on the way.

Vista Deploys WiFi Hot Spot at Petaluma Yacht Club
June 3, 2006

Vista, in cooperation with the Petaluma Yacht Club, has just deployed its first WiFi Hot Spot. The harbor and much of downtown are now lit with Vista Broadband.

Vista Expands Coverage Area in Napa Valley
April 2, 2006

Vista Broadband has just completed several infrastructure builds, expanding our coverage area to include all of Napa Valley. Sonoma isn't far behind.