Medford, Oregon – September 11, 2014 – InfoStructure is honored to accept this year’s, “Business Excellence, Small – Sized Business” award.
The Medford Chamber’s Excellence in Business Awards and Annual Meeting features those honored by the Chamber of Medford/Jackson County for exhibitions of leadership, community support, individual and community based excellence as well as those aspiring new members that have dedicated thier time, goods and energy to enhancing our community and the valley we live in.
Photo by Gerry Katz.
Our Company and History
Growing and Helping Businesses Thrive Since 1994
Based in southern Oregon, InfoStructure is a new generation telecommunications provider. The company began as an Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the college town of Ashland, Oregon in 1994. In 2003, the company was acquired by Prime Time Ventures, LLC, which is owned by Jeff Rhoden, Scott Hansen and Chad Cota. Jeff and Scott are operating partners and together have over thirty years of operational experience in telecommunications. Chad Cota, former NFL football star for the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts, is a silent partner.
By the time Prime Time Ventures, LLC acquired InfoStructure, Jeff and Scott already had been operating in telecommunications since 1995 as owners/founders of GCW Communication Consultants, LLC, which originally provided management and consulting in long distance communications, local dial tone, cellular and operator services. This experience enabled them to evolve InfoStructure into a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) and eventually provide a wide range of telecommunications services to thousands of businesses and homes throughout Oregon. Today InfoStructure has grown into a flourishing telecom and internet service provider and in July of 2013 completed the acquisition of Rio Networks – another Oregon born facilities based CLEC with network architecture and on-net voice and data service offerings throughout the state. This acquisition effectively tripled InfoStructure’s revenue base and doubled its employees. Serving thousands of customers throughout Oregon as well as across the US, InfoStructure has grown steadily and profitably, even through the economic turmoil of recent years, to become the reputable telecommunications enterprise that it is known as today. With offices in Talent, OR and Roseburg, OR, it is privately held, self-funded and profitable.
Our Commitment to Service
As a full service provider of mission critical voice and data services, InfoStructure is committed to helping your business keep ahead of the rigorous demands of a challenging economy and your competition. Leveraging the power of the Internet Protocol and partnering with nationally acclaimed carriers, InfoStructure has developed a suite of unified IP services to meet your productivity needs, ranging from SIP trunking and MPLS to hosted VoIP and web conferencing - all of which are seamlessly integrated on our network. InfoStructure also provides traditional phone line services, such as local telephone and long distance. Whether implementing the latest IP solution or a legacy phone service, InfoStructure is committed to a level of customer satisfaction that is attainable only by delivering the highest quality of service at the most affordable price.
The strategy of InfoStructure can be encapsulated in one word – scalability. Unlike the traditional CLEC model that is encumbered by high capital requirements and lengthy return on investment, the InfoStructure model is one by which the company is experiencing high revenue growth relative to capital expenditure. By leveraging strong relationships with master agents, ISP’s, rural LEC’s, small urban carriers, and industry associations, customer growth is largely from marketing high value, cost effective products through dynamic and fast paced indirect sales channels. In addition, an internally developed portal for channel partners, a proposal generation platform, and order entry system streamline customer implementation and enable us to keep up with the fast pace of new service provisioning. – less