NEWPORT HARBOR, Calif., LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., and TEMECULA, Calif., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Telephone & Energy (SCT&E) announced today it has expanded its footprint in the Newport Harbor. SCT&E currently owns the largest privately held Wi-Fi network in the State of California. "Now, over 9,000 boat owners and businesses in Newport Harbor can surf the web," says CEO Greg Michaels, "With telecommunications improving daily and the ability to pull data via hand held devices such as the Apple iPhone, Samsung Smartphone and Motorola Droid, to name a few, searching for an open Wi-Fi network has never been easier."
Previously, web browsers and Wi-Fi users in Newport Harbor were forced to disembark their vessels if they wanted real-time access on the water.
About Southern California Telephone & Energy (SCT&E):
Southern California Telephone Company, dba Southern California Telephone & Energy, is a spin-off of Wholesale Airtime, Inc. established in 1994 by Founder and CEO Greg Michaels. In simple terms, SCT&E is a vertically integrated Telephone and Energy Company, offering discounted Legacy Voice, Data, Wi-Fi, VOIP, SIP, Cable Telephone, and Telephone Systems. The company also provides renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions, thus blending the world of electronic mediums. Additionally, SCT&E is involved in international energy generation and oil and gas projects.
Subsequent to the 1996 deregulation of the telecom industry in the United States, SCT&E took advantage of the opportunity to become a privately held, facility-based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) and utility under the CPUC. In addition to its CLEC status, SCT&E is also a Certified Long Distance Carrier (IXC), and a Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP). SCT&E has one of the largest fixed wireless, or WiMax, networks in California. The company has multiple locations, with its corporate office located in Temecula, California. SCT&E owns and operates a redundant telecommunications network with switches and facilities on both coasts of the United States.
In 2011, SCT&E became an Electric Service Provider (ESP) and was granted FERC Authority allowing the company to buy and sell energy nationwide in the USA. Its Energy Division affords consumers the ability to invest in renewable energy systems to include PV Solar and its patent-pending Virtual Power Plant®.
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