SOURCE: American Broadband

American Broadband

January 04, 2010 16:58 ET

American Broadband Announces New Sales Director

Expands ABi's Presence on the West Coast

LEMONT FURNACE, PA--(Marketwire - January 4, 2010) - American Broadband, Inc. ("ABi"), a leading national private network service provider, today announced the addition of Fred Shamon to its sales staff. Fred joins ABi from Global Crossing in San Francisco where he served as a Global Account Executive providing Internet services and solutions to Global 100 and Fortune 500 companies. His areas of expertise include Dedicated Internet Access, Managed Internet Security, Virtual Private Networks, VoIP, and Integrated Services. Fred will be responsible for providing ABi's solutions to clients on the West Coast.

Commenting on Fred's extensive telecom experience spanning nearly two decades, Thomas K. Grundman, ABi's President and CEO, explains, "We are very pleased to have Fred join the ABi team. He will report to Richard Ellsworth, ABi's Chief Operations Officer and will be based in San Francisco. ABi is building its existing national capabilities with the most experienced telecom and network professionals available and will continue to hire top talent to support ABi's growth. Fred understands the needs of 'last mile' Ethernet and broadband connectivity solutions and related applications for companies of all sizes. His experience at Global will allow him to make an immediate impact on ABi's business. Not only do we add someone with significant expertise and contacts, but we expand the number of organizations we touch on a regular basis. With the addition of Fred Shamon in the Bay area, we have positioned ourselves to be more responsive to the needs of West Coast clients. It's a win-win for both ABi and our clients."

About the Company: ABi, founded in 2001, delivers high-capacity managed network solutions for customers in the financial, retail, healthcare, education, and logistic industries. ABi provides these services in partnership with strategic partners, and incumbent service providers, such as cable television operators, power companies and other utility providers. This translates to access to substantial excess network capacity, which ABi leverages to provide networking solutions for its customers. ABi partners with the country's leading cable system operators to leverage their substantial investment in fiber and cable networks to reach non-traditional cable target markets with custom tailored solutions. Please visit for more information.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Valerie Randolph
    American Broadband, Inc.
    Phone 724-430-6355
    Fax 724-437-1026

    1321 Connellsville Road
    Lemont Furnace, PA 15456
    Phone 724-437-1042
    Fax 724-437-1026