Northland Communications Provides Dedicated Internet for The Tech Garden

Posted on August 31, 2023

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CenterState CEO is pleased to share that Northland Communications is the exclusive connectivity provider of dedicated internet for The Tech Garden and is the naming sponsor of The Tech Garden’s plaza-level theater. Now known as the Northland Communications Theater, it is the first newly named space within the soon to be expanded The Tech Garden and is a critical feature for engaging tenants and other external stakeholders. The theater space has been a hub for networking, learning and entrepreneurial activity for the regional startup community for more than 15 years.

Also part of the new partnership with the company, Northland is providing 1 GB of symmetrical, dedicated internet connectivity to the facility and its tenants for the next 10 years, free of charge. This allows members and guests to access the internet from their wireless device when within range of an access point.

“Northland Communication's partnership represents the company's ongoing commitment to supporting the region's entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Rob Simpson, president of CenterState CEO. “We are incredibly grateful for Northland’s proactive support to ensuring The Tech Garden is equipped to meet the needs of growing businesses, and for the value they have placed on helping to advance innovation in our region.”

“Being a good neighbor and an engaged community member is integral to Northland's core values. We believe that by investing in initiatives like The Tech Garden, we're investing in the growth and betterment of our communities,” said Jim McCarthy, president of Northland Communications. “The naming of the theater space is a symbol of our commitment to collaborative efforts that lead to meaningful outcomes. We're excited about the expansion of The Tech Garden and its potential to become an even more vibrant hub for innovation. By offering a platform for startups and entrepreneurs to thrive, we're not only shaping the future but also contributing to the prosperity of the regions we serve. Partnering with CenterState CEO has allowed us to strengthen the technological ecosystem, support local talent, and create a positive impact that resonates with the community.”

Get Involved - The expanded Tech Garden has a number of philanthropic and sponsorship opportunities for the business community and individual supporters to be part of the future of innovation in Central New York. From naming opportunities within the space to programmatic support, we can find a level of engagement that works for you. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Kelly Fumarola at

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