Hylan (Holmdel, NJ), a provider of specialized communications engineering and construction services, announced on Oct. 28 its partnership with the "New Yorkers for 5G" coalition, which promotes itself as "a statewide coalition of diverse voices united in the belief that a robust and high-speed wireless network is paramount to keeping the state competitive and delivering residents, organizations and businesses the fast, reliable connectivity they need and deserve."
As noted by Hylan, "New Yorkers for 5G was formed to educate residents, businesses, and decision makers about the need to provide online access in every corner of the state while laying the groundwork for next-generation connectivity -- 5G."
Per a statement by the organizations:
The pandemic has laid bare the realities of the digital divide and made clear that connectivity is a right, not a privilege. From remote learning and working to telehealth visits and virtual social gatherings, New Yorkers need dependable and secure online access.
"Hylan is thrilled to become a member of New Yorkers for 5G at such a pivotal time," said Robert Bianco, vice president of business development at Hylan. "High-speed online access is more important than ever before, and it is crucial that today's connectivity investments lay the foundation for even greater advances tomorrow."
A leader in smart city projects and initiatives throughout the U.S., Hylan is the parent to four companies that include Hylan West, Down Under Construction, Western Utility and Hylan Datacom & Electrical, covering 17 markets.
Founded 60 years ago in New York City, Hylan companies provide an array of comprehensive services, which include communications and electrical infrastructure design, DAS and small cell installations, engineering, construction and maintenance services. The company is led by CEO Joe Cecin and Robert DiLeo, chairman of the board for Hylan.
Partnering with private companies and government agencies and collaborating with top carriers to upgrade wireless infrastructure and existing deployments, Hylan Datacom & Electrical has installed more than 10,000 small cell nodes in the tristate area. "These important installations are key to densifying networks in preparation for 5G," observes John DiLeo, Hylan Datacom & Electrical president.
"We welcome Hylan to our coalition, as the company is a significant addition to the growing number of organizations and individuals embracing next-generation connectivity in New York," comments New Yorkers for 5G spokeswoman Caitlin Brookner. "We are working collectively to strengthen the state's economy and create a brighter future for millions of families, communities and businesses. We hope more companies will follow Hylan's lead and join the effort."
The partners note that, when fully deployed, "5G will impact every aspect of modern life, bringing innovations and download speeds that will transform the way New Yorkers work, travel, learn, access critical services and more."