Highwinds Acquires BandCon

Highwinds Acquires BandCon


The BandCon Content Delivery System Complements Highwinds’ Content Delivery and Network Services Business


WINTER PARK, Fla. – July 8, 2010 Highwinds, a leader in content delivery, network and IP services, today announced that it has acquired Internet infrastructure service provider BandCon, based in Costa Mesa, Calif.  The BandCon Content Delivery System is a natural fit with Highwinds’ multiplatform IP service offerings, including its content delivery network (CDN).  The acquisition validates Highwinds’ success as a profitable and rapidly growing global provider of content delivery and network services.


“We are pleased to be able to leverage our balance sheet strength and financial success to make an acquisition of this magnitude,” said Steve Miller, chairman and CEO of Highwinds.  “Over the past decade, BandCon has earned a great deal of industry respect.  I continue to be impressed by the BandCon team, their experience and their dedication to customer service.”


The BandCon Content Delivery System is a set of Internet infrastructure and delivery products which complements Highwinds’ content delivery, network and IP services portfolio.  As a result of this acquisition, BandCon and Highwinds customers now have access to an international network with 2 terabits per second of edge capacity and more than 70 POPs (points of presence) worldwide.  The combined company now offers a full range of services including:


  • Content Delivery Services
  • Hosted IP Services and Software
  • IP Transit and Transport Services
  • Content Storage and Protection Services
  • Colocation and Peering Solutions


“The acquisition of BandCon is highly accretive and significantly boosts the scale of Highwinds’ content delivery, network and IP services business,” said Steve Liddell, recently appointed president of Highwinds Content Delivery and Network Services.


Both companies are privately held and thus the terms of the deal will not be disclosed.  BandCon founder and CEO Ari Benowitz will stay on as chief revenue officer of Highwinds and report to Steve Liddell.


About Highwinds Network Group, Inc.

Highwinds is a content delivery, network and IP services business that offers a comprehensive suite of solutions, including colocation, CDN, IP transit, transport, peering, content storage and IP software.  The company delivers content and rich media over its high-performance RollingThunder® network to millions of global users every day.  Highwinds’ CDN customers gain unprecedented command and control with its StrikeTracker® console and open APIs.  Highwinds is headquartered in Winter Park, Fla., and maintains data centers around the world.  For more information, visit www.highwinds.com.

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