Pavlov Media, one of the nation’s largest private providers of broadband services to multifamily real estate owners, announced today it has acquired the operating assets of Clarus Broadband headquartered in Austin, Texas. Clarus is a broadband provider serving home and business customers in the Austin area.

Mark Scifres, Chairman and CEO of Pavlov Media said “This latest addition to the Pavlov Media family expands upon our full fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) products and services in Texas which includes design, installation, operation and monetization of both private and municipal fiber-optic infrastructure.”

Glenn Meyer, Board Member and President of Pavlov Media’s MDU services group, also added “The addition of the Clarus team will help us continue to build depth in the multiple markets within Texas that we serve as well as leverage our existing municipal fiber networks into the additional communities served by the Clarus team. Dave has built a great team and we are grateful they will be joining Pavlov Media.”

David Daugherty, Chairman at Clarus, stated “Our business was expanding at such a rapid rate that it required us to find a fiber construction partner and an operations platform that could meet the high standards our owners have for designing, installing and maintaining the fiber-optic networks within their developments. Pavlov Media is the perfect organization for us to merge our operations into.”

Pavlov Media, one of the nation’s largest private providers of broadband services to student housing and multi-family real estate owners, today announced the acquisition of IPTV software provider Singularity.

Bloomington, Minn.-based Singularity provides an IPTV platform for operators in both the United States and abroad. The acquisition will enhance Pavlov Media’s continued efforts to deliver content to customers in the most efficient and meaningful way.

In today’s all digital world, the need for content continues to evolve.

“This acquisition is a step forward in providing consumers cutting edge exceptional media experiences,” said Pavlov Media CEO Mark Scifres. “Pavlov Media has constructed a high capacity national broadband network and the ability to create and deliver content that extends beyond traditional cable television service. The acquisition of Singularity now provides us a platform from which we can create and deliver an enhanced content package for our multi-family clients and for our single-family home subscribers.”

The move creates a partnership that aligns with Pavlov Media’s three-decade long commitment in delivering exceptional value and performance for property owners and customers.

“We have been growing rapidly and had been searching for the right partner to leverage this growth,” said Matt Ailts, CEO of Singularity. “Pavlov Media fit our requirements both from a commitment to quality of service and to the provision of resources to allow our team to take advantage of the many available opportunities in the market.”

Glenn Meyer, president of MDU services at Pavlov Media said, “We believe the Singularity platform will be well received by our student housing owners and their residents. This enables residents to stream content in high definition throughout their entire apartment community which enhances their broadband experience. With this acquisition, we now have the ability to create and broadcast unique content for our multi-family property owner clients.”

Pavlov Media is pleased to announce the addition of a new data center in Orlando, Fla. The new site expands 100 Gbps speeds from Orlando to Atlanta, Ga.

This expansion is just one of many Pavlov Media locations nationwide providing 100 Gigabit (100,000 Megabit per second) capability.

In the last few years, Pavlov Media added 100 Gbps capacity from Chicago to Champaign, Ill.; from Philadelphia to New York City; from Los Angeles to Phoenix; from Chicago, Ill. to Indianapolis; and from Indianapolis to Atlanta.

“We are excited to expand the options for high-speed and cost-effective global connectivity to Orlando and the surrounding area,” said Mark Scifres, CEO and Founder of Pavlov Media. “The combination of the high capacity data center ecosystem at Orlando and our growing national footprint offers additional choices for customers and reflects our commitment to providing simply exceptional connections to users around the country,” Scifres added.

The data center and 100 Gbps linkage to Pavlov Media’s national backbone allows much faster transport of content for end-users. Much of this content is peered—meaning Pavlov Media is directly connected via fiber to content providers.

With the recent World Health Organization report of 133,000 cases of the Coronavirus worldwide, and the Center for Disease Control’s report of 3,487 in the United States, Pavlov Media is pleased to help area students and teachers as education moves to online experiences.

Bandwidth to schools served by Pavlov Media is immediately increased to 10 Gigabit to help teachers, staff and students meet new demands in online education.

In addition, Pavlov Media currently provides 10 Gigabit of bandwidth to the University of Illinois but is increasing that immediately to 40 Gigabit at no extra cost to help faculty and students. The increase in bandwidth will be in place for the next six months.

“We are doing what we can onsite and offsite to provide protection from this virus,” said Pavlov Media CEO Mark Scifres. “We will continue to educate and update our customers and our team as new information unfolds.”

Average eLearning consumption per student should be no lower than 1 Megabit per second with ideal bandwidth starting at 3 Megabits per second. Below are recommended bandwidths for common eLearning applications.

Video Streaming: 3 to 12 Megabits per second
Google Cloud: 1 to 2 Megabits per second
Skype: 300k to 1.2 Megabits per second
Cameras: Depends on quality but anywhere from 4 to 12 Megabits per second

For more information, call 866-558-1993.

Pavlov Media, one of the nation’s largest private providers of broadband services to multifamily real estate owners, has announced additional 100 Gigabit (100,000 Megabit per second) speeds from Chicago to Champaign, Ill., from Philadelphia to New York City, and from Los Angeles to Phoenix.

Pavlov Media had previously announced an extended fiber backbone upgrade at 100 Gigabit speeds from Chicago, Ill. to Indianapolis and from Indianapolis to Atlanta.

“This expansion is another step in our rollout of 100 Gigabit Internet across our national backbone,” said Mark Scifres, CEO of Pavlov Media. “We will continue to deliver exceptional value and performance for our property owners and customers.”

In today’s all digital world, the need for content continues to evolve. Pavlov Media develops peering relationships and partners with leading content providers to bring fiercely fast Internet with reduced lag times directly to its customers.

“Our network is designed to enable content providers and consumers cutting edge exceptional experiences,” Scifres said.

Dear Simplified Computer Customer,

We are thrilled to announce we have been acquired by Pavlov Media, a leading provider of Internet services that, like us, is Champaign founded and based.

What does this mean for you?

On a day-to-day basis it’s business as usual, only now we have new resources and capabilities to continue driving value for you.

What does this mean for us?

Our entire staff is now part of the Pavlov Media family! Our head office remains in the same location in Champaign. None of our staff changes. I am staying right where I am and you can reach me and our staff in the same way as before. Nothing in that regard has changed.

901 South Neil Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820
Email: sales@simplifiedcomputers.com
217-352-5000

Business Hours:
Monday thru Friday – 9am to 6pm
Saturday – 10am to 4pm
Sunday – CLOSED

Our story continues…

Simplified has joined forces with a local company as passionate about small business success as us. That’s what takes us into the next chapter in our storybook. Stay tuned to see where our growth and innovation takes us from here.

Thank you!

Pavlov Media, one of the nation’s largest private providers of broadband services to multifamily real estate owners, today announced it has acquired Simplified Technologies (Simplified) headquartered in Champaign, Illinois. Simplified is a provider of IT support services to commercial businesses in the Midwest.

“This latest addition to the Pavlov Media family coupled with our rapidly expanding fiber footprint throughout the Midwest will allow us to accelerate our growing B2B business unit with the addition of the Simplified team of professionals,” said Mark Scifres, Chairman and CEO of Pavlov Media. “We will continue to seek similar acquisition opportunities in other key geographic markets,” added Scifres.

Glenn Meyer, Board Member and President of Pavlov Media’s MDU services group, also added “We had been searching for the right group to partner with to help us with our rapidly growing B2B business and the Simplified team has a proven track record of successfully serving this market. We will be able to leverage our national fiber backbone as an additional resource that Simplified can offer to their existing customer base. We’re very pleased that Dan Moisson and the entire team at Simplified has chosen to join forces with us.”

“We have been growing rapidly and knew that Pavlov Media also had been experiencing exponential growth so the combination of our two businesses makes sense,” Dan Moisson, Founder and CEO of Simplified said. “That Pavlov Media’s commitment to long term customer relationships and to retaining our entire team matched up to our business philosophy and made for an easy and timely transaction.”

Simplified Computers will continue to operate from its 901 South Neil Street location in Champaign, Illinois and will add the ability to offer Pavlov Media fiber optic network services soon.

Pavlov Media, one of the nation’s largest private providers of broadband services to multifamily real estate owners, today announced it has acquired Velocity Online (Velocity) headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida. Velocity is a broadband provider serving multifamily real estate owners in multiple states as well as Tallahassee area businesses.

Mark Scifres, founder and CEO of Pavlov Media, said “This latest addition to the Pavlov Media family coupled with our acquisition of Electrend, Inc. in Atlanta last year gives us the ability to leverage municipal fiber networks in the Southeast and the necessary people to build strong local connections with our customers in these markets. We will continue to seek similar acquisition opportunities in other key geographic markets.”

Glenn Meyer, Board Member and President of Pavlov Media’s MDU services group, also added “The addition to the Pavlov Media team of the owners and leadership group of Velocity, Rodger Lewis and George Varn, was crucial to both companies agreeing to do this deal. Rodger and George have built an excellent business both in the student housing broadband market nationally, as well as a strong commercial market presence locally in Tallahassee that we will be able leverage onto our national backbone. We’re very pleased that Rodger, George and the entire team at Velocity has chosen to join forces with us”.

Rodger Lewis, Founder and CEO of Velocity, stated that “We have been growing rapidly and had been searching for the right partner to leverage this growth and Pavlov Media fit our requirements both from a commitment to the same quality of service philosophy we have and the resources to allow our team to take advantage of the numerous market opportunities we have before us.” George Varn, Velocity’s Co-Owner and Director of Business development also added “The combination of Pavlov Media’s range of services with those that we have developed here at Velocity creates a complete suite of product offerings that our existing customers can economically utilize to operate their businesses more efficiently, all with the added benefit of local support.”

Along with delivering exceptional Internet services comes the need for faster machines to supply it.  This includes a fleet of vehicles as well as specialized fiber installation plows.

Here at Pavlov Media we love technology, especially technology that allows us to bring fiber to your doorstep.

We couldn’t resist giving you a peak at one of our new tools and assure you we are constantly looking for new ways to provide “Simply Exceptional Connections.”