Nicky Smith

For the past 30+ years, computers, advanced technology and solving problems with this new technology have been his business. In 1978, he graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC with the first graduating class in the 16 North Carolina Universities with an Information Systems degree from the College of Business. For the last 14 years Nicky has served as the visionary leader and CEO of CAROLINANET.COM, a web hosting and server colocation data center and since 2004 the CEO of Carolina Digital Phone offering hosted telephone services and SIP Trunking. Read more at his LinkedIN page Launches Wireless Internet Backup Solution to ensure 24×7 Continuity

Leading Hosted Telecommunications Provider Launches Wireless Internet Backup Solution to Ensure 24×7 Continuity, a pioneering hosted telecommunications firm that serves businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions nationwide, has launched a state-of-the-art wireless backup solution that provides customers with 24×7 continuity in the event of an unexpected disruption to their primary internet connection. The new wireless internet backup solution… Read more → – Yealink Education Reseller Certification Program

With a focus on Government and Education sales Yealink as recognized under their Education Reseller Certified Program. This will give direct resources, additional training to support the unique requirement for Educational sales. Yealink is committed to the the Education market as offers Certified Education Partners the tools to successfully deploy Yealink products in K-12 and Higher Education schools,… Read more → Solves a “Number Porting Fiasco” at Kentucky’s Oneida Baptist Institute, a leading provider of USAC Category 1 eligible hosted telecommunications to K-12 schools in the Southeast U.S., announced that it has completed a successful large-scale number port migration project for Oneida Baptist Institute, an internationally-renowned boarding and day school for students in grades 6-12 founded in 1899, and located in Oneida, KY. Oneida Baptist Institute’s Director of Development John… Read more → Welcomes Gary Tomlin as New VP of Sales

Leading Hosted Telecommunications Firm Welcomes Experienced Technology Solutions Leader Gary Tomlin as New VP of Sales, a leading hosted telecommunications firm that serves businesses and educational organizations nationwide, announced today that it has welcomed experienced technology solutions leader Gary Tomlin as its Vice President of Sales. Mr. Tomlin has over 30 years of experience as a technical specialist,… Read more →

Pioneering Hosted Telecommunications Firm Carolina Digital Rebrands as to Better Represent Nationwide Reach & Reflect Company Growth

Greensboro, North Carolina /PRWEB/ January 23, 2017 Press Release As it approaches its 20-year anniversary, Carolina Digital Phone, a pioneer of innovative hosted phone solutions for businesses and educational organizations, announced that it has rebranded as The new name represents the company’s nationwide reach and service coverage area, and further captures and conveys key messages that are essential to… Read more → Expands with Major Investment in Class 4 & 5 Softswitches, a leading lower-cost VoIP phone system solution provider for business, schools and government, announced today that it has greatly expanded its call control intelligence capacity due to a major investment in Class 4 and Class 5 softswitches. The investment in NetSapiens’ SNAPsolution supports automatic call switching from both end user SIP-based devices (e.g. IADs, enterprise gateways and ATAs), and… Read more →

Carolina Digital Awarded Montgomery Community College Contract for New VoIP Phone System

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA (PRWEB) DECEMBER 17, 2016 Hosted telecommunications firm Carolina Digital announced that it has been awarded a contract by Montgomery Community College to install a state-of-the-art hosted VoIP phone system at the school’s campus in Troy, North Carolina. Carolina Digital was selected by Montgomery Community College’s leadership team per a competitive and formal bidding process that lasted several… Read more →

Commitments for Funding Years 2016

June 24, 2016 – Funding Year 2016. USAC will not be releasing an Funding Year (FY) 2016 wave this week. This wave is delayed due to a technical challenge with Funding Commitment Decision Letters (FCDLs) impacting a small number of applicants and service providers. We anticipate that we will run another wave next week. If you are impacted by the FCDL… Read more →

VoIP Solutions Provider Carolina Digital "Saves Spring Break" at Arapahoe Charter School

VoIP Solutions Provider Carolina Digital “Saves Spring Break” at Arapahoe Charter School

Like many IT specialists in the education field, Arapahoe Charter School‘s (ACS) network administrator Mark Prescott planned to spend the recent Spring Break taking care of some routine maintenance tasks, and enjoying a well-deserved breather after a busy semester. However, when his school’s on-site private branch exchange (PBX) suddenly went down, he was forced into action and made a quick-thinking… Read more →

Preparing for the Revised Billed Entity Applicant Reimbursement (BEAR) Payment Process

Preparing for the Revised Billed Entity Applicant Reimbursement (BEAR) Payment Process

Starting July 1, 2016, applicants who choose the BEAR payment method from USAC must complete and certify a revised FCC Form 472, Billed Entity Applicant Reimbursement (BEAR) Form to request direct reimbursement of their discount amounts. To prepare for this new payment process, applicants must complete an FCC Form 498, Service Provider and Billed Entity Identification Number and Contact Information… Read more →

FCC Publishes Internet Access Cost Comparison

FCC Publishes Internet Access Cost Comparison

In a November 16, 2015 blog post, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published median price data for 1GB transport and Internet access circuits on a state by state basis. With the stated intent of starting a “public dialog on the pricing data,” the Commission stated that they intend to publish a series of blogs regarding publicly available pricing data from Funding… Read more →