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Contact any carrier directly and their representative will readily communicate a canned company story, including their list of Fortune 500 clients, and how their products are the best in the world. Wouldn’t you rather have an industry veteran listen to your needs and offer an unbiased perspective?

At Subsidium we offer customers ability to gain honest insight into every major telecommunications service provider and understand the strengths and weaknesses of each. At Subsidium Technologies we believe there is no need for sales pitch, we simply draw upon decades of industry experience and present which carriers and technologies are right for your business.


Carriers account executives are driven by quota pressure to bring in new business leaving little time to support customers beyond the initial sale. Despite their best intentions, the relationship with a customer is concentrated around contract signatures, because that’s how they are compensated. Ever feel abandoned when you needed help…that won’t happen at Subsidium Technologies.

Subsidium Technologies is compensated by a small percentage of our customers’ monthly billings over the life of the contract. It is in our best interest to do everything we can to keep our customers happy and successful…just ask them.


Getting telecommunications proposals and quotes can be a time consuming and frustrating process. At Subsidium Technologies, we will be your single point of contact and do the work for you. We draw on over two decades of experience and forty different service providers to provide the solution that best fits your business needs and budget. Whether those needs are met by a single or multiple carriers ,Subsidium Technologies will serve as your single point of contact to deliver the right solution for your business.


We are continuously educating ourselves on the technological advances of each carrier being mindful of their strengths and weaknesses, so we can provide measurable comparisons to our customers. This affords our customers with the ability to make informed decisions about the technologies that can drive value to their bottom line. Conversely, our guidance will shield customers from adopting technologies that are not market proven and could potentially cripple their business.


Difficult economic times combined with an array of mergers & acquisitions only add to the high turnover rate of carrier account managers, making it almost certain they won’t last the term of your telecommunications contract. How many times do you want to explain your business and its telecommunications needs to your service providers?

Our loyal staff have been with us for almost a decade ensuring our customers have a team who understands their business, people, and communication services.


Carrier sales representatives would have customers believe that as direct employees they can secure the best pricing. In contracting, direct sales representatives are taught and paid to maximize the term and volume commitments of your contracts in order to maximize revenue and preclude customers from displacing any services over the term.

Our expert consultants have years of industry experience – we know what the carriers know – the difference is that we work for you. We can always secure the same pricing from carriers, but more often than not we deliver better pricing. Additionally, we negotiate favorable terms and volume commitments.


Today’s carriers provide very little customer care for services that are vital to your business. In a measure to cut cost and do more with less, carriers have outsourced many core processes essential to ordering, provisioning, and support. How much time do you have to chase carriers for billing and service problems?

We treat every customer’s need as if it were our own. Our team holds itself to a high standard managing every issue we are tasked with until we achieve the desired result.



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Managing Partner

John Bova is co-founder and managing partner of Subsidium Technologies, Inc. He is a seasoned executive with over 22 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.

Prior to founding Subsidium Technologies, John served as a successful account executive with Cable & Wireless USA. While at this leading global telecommunications enterprise, he provided customers throughout the New York City area with a wide range of voice services. John ranked in the top tier of national salespeople throughout his tenure at the firm, and was a three-time recipient of Cable & Wireless USA’s “Salesman of the Month” award.

John went on to experience additional success at international telecommunications firm Metromedia/LDDS, where he worked with his New York City-based clients to develop the best voice service solutions for their needs and budgets. He was again recognized for his customer focus, talent and drive at this organization.

Despite his standout track record of success at two worldwide telecommunications firms, John knew he could better service clients as a business owner. He saw this vision through, establishing Select Telecom Group, to provide telecommunications services and solutions to small and mid-sized businesses throughout New York’s Capital Region. John now harnesses his deep, diverse experience in the telecommunications industry and his unending desire to provide clients with the best voice service solutions available to chart a path to success for Subsidium Technologies, Inc. His compassion and strong belief in Karma translates into a corporate culture with uncompromising ethical standards and a team that always acts in the best interests of the people they serve.

John resides in Broadalbin, New York with his fiancée, Pam, and their two German Shepherds, Cato and Coby.



Managing Partner

Ed Degenhart is co-founder and managing partner responsible for developing and overseeing Subsidium’s market strategy, sales, service delivery, and customer retention.

Prior to founding Subsidium, Ed served as a successful account executive with Fortune 500 technology and telecommunications firm Qwest/CenturyLink. He partnered with customers at this telecommunications industry leader to match the right network service solution with the right customer.

Prior to his time at Qwest/Century Link, Ed served as account executive at IKON Technology Services. Throughout his time at this international information technology services enterprise, he worked with customers to interface their unique business blueprint with IKON’s expertise and innovative solutions. This resulted in highly customized approaches to clients’ technology challenges – something Ed is well-known for securing on behalf of Subsidium customers year after year.

Ed’s analytic approach to problem solving, combined with his sincere commitment to building long-term customer relationships, translates into comprehensive solutions executed by a company that truly cares about its customers’ satisfaction. This is the Subsidium Technologies advantage.

Ed sits on the advisory councils for CenturyLink and Level3 Communications – one of only six Tier 1 Internet providers in the world. He is a graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh with a B.S. in Accounting. Ed resides in Malta, New York with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children.



Director, Executive Operations

Jenny Izzo was Subsidium Technologies’ first employee and has seen the enterprise grow from the ground up. Now, more than ten years after her first day on the job, she oversees Subsidium’s back office staff, retention management efforts, and order/problem resolution processes.

As business development manager, Jenny puts 17 years of telecommunications industry experience to work for Subsidium on a daily basis. This experience comes from the years she spent as dial tone specialist and system design representative at Avaya Interconnect, a leading global provider of next-generation business collaboration and communications solutions.

Jenny also draws upon the skills she learned supporting sales professionals and marketing departments focused on helping organizations integrate technology into a viable business model. She spent years working with a list of diverse business clients to design and implement data services and local and long distance telecommunications solutions.

Jenny resides in Stillwater, New York.



Senior Voice Account Manager

Leah Bonafede oversees complex network design, engineering, project management, and implementation and support tasks for Subsidium Technologies, Inc. She draws upon her 10 years of experience in the areas of technical support and project and account management to secure superior results for clients.

From billing issue and trouble ticket resolution to carrier escalation and voice service migration, Leah is the primary point of contact for Subsidium customers looking for immediate assistance with a wide range of issues. Leah’s dedication, creativity, and logical approach to problem solving translate into effective and efficient customer service. She is a time-tested professional with a history of blazing the most direct path to results.

Leah lives in Troy, New York.



Vice President, Public Sector Operations

Michael Muhlebeck oversees complex network design, engineering, project management, and implementation and support tasks for Subsidium Technologies. In this capacity, he applies his 17 years of experience in the telecommunications industry to drive superior results for clients.

Michael built his project management, network engineering, and data support skills from the ground up during his 11 years at Logical Net Corporation, a network-based connectivity and data center services provider based in New York’s Capital District. He also boasts 7 years of experience working directly for Subsidium Technologies as data account manager and design engineer – the position he held before moving on to become director of data services.

Michael has spent more than a decade and a half expanding and refining his skills in the areas of network planning, dedicated internet access, and session initiation protocol/voice over internet protocol service, among many others. His wealth of telecommunications experience and dedication to professional development continue to produce exceptional outcomes for Subsidium clients.

Michael lives in Canajoharie, New York.



Senior Data Account Manager

John Knight incorporates his years of industry expertise in voice, data, video and network design in his role as senior account manager of data services. He brings more than 16 years of telecommunications experience to Subsidium Technologies, having previously held positions in sales engineering, solutions engineering and network design.

Knight attended Hudson Valley Community College and studied civil engineering. He went on to spend four years as a combat engineer for the Army before joining Windstream Communications, where he built and designed networks for customers. He is a great addition to the Subsidium Team.

John lives in Burnt Hills, New York with his wife Jennifer and three sons.



Voice Account Manager

Elizabeth Martin is a welcome addition to our voice services team. Elizabeth is responsible for managing customer voice orders and service/billing issues. Elizabeth has 8 years of experience in the telecom industry and is highly driven to produce results for our customers. Elizabeth is always willing to take on a challenge and lend a hand. Elizabeth’s dedication is a perfect fit here at Subsidium. Elizabeth resides in Saratoga with her two beautiful children and her two doggies.


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Subsidium Technologies Hosts Annual Track Day

Subsidium Technologies’ Annual Track Day is here once again. The event, held on July 24 at the Alabama Luxury Suite at the Saratoga Race Track, boasted an outstanding program for Subsidium clients and suppliers alike.

The event was kicked off by Andrew Pryfogle from Intelisys who gave a keynote address on the interconnected cloud. He was followed by presentations from some of the leading technology suppliers in the world on topics related to the cloud. An informational panel capped off the program, providing clients valuable insight into the cloud, solutions that will guide the path forward, and ultimately help them save time and money.

That was not all the day had to offer. After the informational session, Subsidium hosted attendees to lunch and beverages and a day at the races at the iconic Saratoga Race Track in Saratoga Springs, NY.

The event was illustrative of Subsidium’s ongoing commitment to client service and sharing with its partners the latest trends and most important information surrounding the technology industry.

Subsidium Technologies would like to thank the following vendors for generously donating their time and talent to the 2015 Subsidium Technologies Track Day: CenturyLink, Curvature, LiveOps, Masergy, Matrix, and Navisite. Subsidium looks forward to hosting another successful Track Day in 2016.

How should you tackle SDN? Look to WAN

The rapidly changing Software Defined Networking (SDN) movement is arguably the best indicator of the disruptive forces occurring now in infrastructure innovation.

However, until recently, much of the focus on SDN has centered on the data center. But that may not necessarily be best, according to Michael Elmore, IT Senior Director of the Enterprise Network Engineering Infrastructure Group at Cigna. Elmore, who also serves on the board of the Open Network Users Group, argues in a recent interview with Network World, that the wide area network (WAN) could be a better use case for handling SDN:

Consider this quote from a Wall Street firm at the recent Open Networking User Group meeting in New York: “Although much of Wall Street has focused on the ‘sexy’ datacenter aspect of SDN, interest in software-defined WAN has increased meaningfully and we believe SD-WAN could experience more rapid adoption than datacenter overlay technologies. SD-WAN can dramatically reduce the cost of WAN deployments by enabling cheaper bit rates in both CAPEX and OPEX (i.e., less cost for the same bandwidth or more bandwidth for the same cost as compared to MPLS) and less over-provisioning for the same SLAs.”

What’s more, the WAN tends to be more discreet in terms of organizational teams and the technology stack itself, meaning organizations can move faster to embrace SD-WANs. So, if you’re interested in building a WAN that is better, faster and cheaper, there are some key issues to consider.

Elmore’s interview provides valuable insight into the value WAN can offer to companies. More importantly, he proves that as mission-critical business applications, like voice and storage, increasingly move to the cloud, a “high-performing” IP WAN is critical to business.

Still, challenges exist. CIOs around the world may see value in the WAN solution, but have trouble navigating the myriad solutions and justifying the associated costs. In far too many cases, CIOs still don’t have the right resources to find the ideal WAN solution.

Each day, Subsidium Technologies sees such issues in the C-suite and actively works with CIOs to mitigate the costs and find the right solutions for their unique businesses. Elmore’s argument that WAN is a crucial component in SDN is increasingly apparent in today’s IT environment and illustrates why the Subsidium team works so hard for its partners to identify the right solutions, at the right price, to maximize productivity and business gains.

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Subsidium Technologies win Intelisys’ Overall Top Growth Award


September 29, 2014

Clifton Park, N.Y. – Subsidium Technologies, Inc., one of the nation’s leading agencies providing best in class communication network solutions for businesses across a variety of sectors, has earned an Intelisys award for Overall Top Growth in 2014. Each year, Intelisys, a leading technology services distributor, honors a sales partner based upon consecutive annual increases in billings.

IntelePeer is a leading provider of on-demand, cloud-based unified communications (UC). The council is comprised of a select group of world-class industry telecom industry veterans and channel partners from around the country. The new committee offers members a direct line of communication into the company and insight to further improve IntelePeer’s programs aiding partners.

“This accomplishment is about much more than Subsidium’s unprecedented growth,” said Rick Ribas, VP of partner sales & development for Intelisys. “It proves that when a company is dedicated to customer service, quality of solutions and long-term relationships, there are no limits. We’re thrilled for the Subsidium Technologies team.”

The industry’s top performing sales partners compete each year for this coveted award. Subsidium Technologies has been an Intelisys partner since its founding in 2002 by John Bova, CEO, and Ed Degenhart, COO. “It’s an honor to be recognized as a leader in the Cloud, carrier and cable world by Intelisys,” said Degenhart. “We’re truly humbled and more committed than ever to serve our customers and continue growing.”

Subsidium Technologies also recently won Intelisys’ Platinum Award for achieving $1 million in recurring monthly billings. The recognition included fully paid tickets for two to anywhere in the world and Intelisys has declared June 25 as “Subsidium Day” at Intelisys every year going forward.

About Subsidium Technologies Subsidium Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Clifton Park, N.Y., is one of the nation’s leading telecommunications agencies focused on helping clients purchase, design, implement, and manage reliable and affordable communications networks. As a single resource for all major network service providers, Subsidium takes customers through selection, design, project-managed implementation, and unparalleled support. Subsidium, through a portfolio of over 40 service providers, delivers best in class solutions tailored to meet the needs of businesses across a variety of sectors. Please visit www.subsidiumtech.com for more information.




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Phone: 877.827.4348

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