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28 • ROCK products • September 2017 NETWORK-CONNECTION SOLUTION A lleyton Resource Co., a subsidiary of Summit Materials, is an integrated aggregates and ready-mix concrete company based in Houston. Alleyton operates five sand and gravel sites and has seven ready-mix concrete plants in the west Houston metropolitan area. They had a remote site to which they were having trouble getting an ade- quate wired connection, so they were exploring using 4G as a primary inter- net connection. Given that this site only had a few people who would be using the network, it was a good fit. The greatest challenge was a limited cellu- lar signal at the site, bringing reliability into question. Boundless Telecom had a solution for this site that could be rapidly deployed. The company also had experience working in remote areas and making the best out of what 4G/LTE signal is available at remote sites, at a fraction of the costs compared to other options. By utilizing a rapid-deployment pro- cess, where a configured Cradlepoint router was supplied to the site along with boosters and antennas, the company was able to get this site up and operating in only a few days. In addition, Alleyton was able to utilize the Boundless Telecom promotional Try/Buy offering that allows clients to test drive its 4G solution before pur- chasing. According to the company, "It's Boundless Telecom's way of put- ting our money where our mouth is, because after hundreds of successful deployments, we know that this solu- tion works as advertised." According to Sundeepan Sen of Alley- ton, Boundless Telecom worked well for them. "Very professional and always available at a moment's notice to help us with any issues that arise," he said. "Their team is exceptional and knowl- edgeable in their field, and always provides exceptional customer service." Calling Again Alleyton called on Boundless Telecom again to fix the network downtime issues for one of its remote sites that was having frequent connectivity issues. Boundless Telecom deployed 4G as a wireless back-up to its primary connec- tion that promotes failover and failback in the event of an outage. After seeing the improvements and reliability in the network for the first site, Alleyton chose to use Boundless Telecom's Cloud Finding a Network- Connection Solution Boundless Telecom Finds a Way to Supply Alleyton Resource Co. With 4G/LTE Service for Remote Site Network Availability. By Mark S. Kuhar What Makes Boundless Telecom Different? • Its support team provides fast responses to its customers' problems and questions. They do the full install, and offer 24/7 NOC monitoring. • Only one simple monthly bill. • Guaranteed network up-time rates of 99.99 percent or more. • No finger-pointing if there's an outage; they just fix it so you can get back to work.

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