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With more than 75 years of combined technology experience the management team of eighty8 networks has a track record of forming and building technology companies that cater to demanding business and carrier clients. Combined experience in telecommunications, fiber construction, wireless, data center, cloud and cyber security space provides the foundation for a future-proof next-gen technology platform. Our network offerings combined with valued added managed services and white glove customer approach make for a frictionless high touch customer experience.

the dream team

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keith muller
co-founder and chief executive Officer
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john "JP" panzica
co-founder, president/cio
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keith lopez
chief operating officer
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anthony hidalgo
channel chief

our partners

eighty8networks uses a a best of breed approach to technology suppliers and partners. Whether building a one site SDWAN or a complex enterprise network for a financial client we make sure to engineer your solution with the right technology.

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our reach

Whether you are a business looking to expand your reach into wireless broadband, or a service provider interested in reselling our solutions, we can craft a solution for your business. eighty8networks has an impressive international reach and wide-ranging portfolio of wireless providers offering layered plans and options. Learn more about our solutions.

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Keith Muller

Keith Muller, Chairman of the Board of Directors and a strategic advisor for eighty8networks, concurrently serving as CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Interactive Telecom Solutions (ITS), a nationally recognized telecom consultancy specializing in carrier sourcing and network optimization. He is an Operating Partner of Tiger Infrastructure Partners, a middle-market private equity firm, and is also a member of the Board of Directors of Crosslake Fibre, a subsea fiber company backed by Tiger. Additionally, Keith is an investor in and Board Advisor for South Reach Networks, a Turning Rock Partners company.

Previously, Keith was the founder of Hudson Fiber Network (HFN), where he was a member of the Board and COO responsible for all operations including marketing, network design and construction (OPS). Tiger Infrastructure Partners was an investor in HFN and eventually managed the sale of the company to Extenet Systems in 2018. Keith has over twenty-five years of diverse experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to ITS and HFN, he was managing director at Metropolitan Fiber Systems (MFS). Keith resides in Bergen County, NJ.

John “JP” Panzica

John “JP” Panzica is a Co-Founder and Partner of eighty8networks, concurrently serving as the Founder and CEO of Accelerate Partners a national technology advisory firm that specializes in digital transformation, cloud, cybersecurity and telecommunications. Prior to founding Accelerate Partners, JP spent the last 30 years as a successful technology executive, building high performance teams and growing company revenues to record levels. Prior to Accelerate, JP was the Chief Revenue Officer of Thrive, a private equity back managed services provider. During his tenure he led and built the organization through a period of tremendous growth. In addition, JP was a Senior Vice President at vXchnge, where he helped the company evangelize the cloud, enabling the company’s eco-system segment. Before vXchange acquired FiberMedia, JP was the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing responsible for the re-launch of the company’s sales and marketing efforts. At Switch and Data, JP was the Founder and Vice President of the company’s Financial Services Practice, where he built a business catering to high frequency trading, low latency market data and proximity trading. JP built a rock solid network and reputation in his time as a General Manager of the Global Financial Markets for Reliance Globalcom, formerly Yipes, where his product FinancialConnect won the prestigious Banker Award for Best New Innovative Product

Keith Lopez

Keith Lopez is a partner and the Chief Operating Officer at eighty8networks who works with the CEO, Executives, and Board of Directors to help strategically grow and maintain the company’s vision.  After working in the telecommunications industry for over 25 years and with multiple startups, Keith knows what truly drives success. It is communicating, partnering, and establishing trust with colleagues, subordinates, and especially clients. Keith is also the Vice President of Finance and Operations of Interactive Telecom Solutions (ITS), a Master Telecom Agency specializing in carrier sourcing and network optimization.

Keith previously had a leadership role and was a shareholder at Hudson Fiber Network (HFN) from 2009–2017.  Keith had many responsibilities over his tenure with HFN, including finance, accounting, billing, commissions, as well as operations, customer service, and provisioning.  Before ITS and HFN, Keith worked at McGraw Communications/BCMOne, his first introduction to a startup company, and helped grow and propel the company at its infant stage.  Keith also worked as a Financial Analyst/Staff Manager at Verizon during his early career, which launched him into the telecommunications industry.  

Keith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Economics from the City College of New York and an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Wagner College.

Anthony Hidalgo

With over 20 years of experience in the evolving landscape of telecommunications, Anthony Hidalgo paved a new path for innovation and cutting-edge solutions during his upward mobility through a spectrum of roles in sales, operations, and product development. He masterfully carried out responsibilities in operations planning, implementation, growth, and providing support for an influx of new technology during his journey to become President and Founder of Hidalgo Communications.

Anthony co-founded iNYC in 1998 and then went on to hold key sales and operations positions with industry titans such as Transbeam and Intercom until 2004, when he transitioned to Executive Vice President of Simlab.net.

Anthony facilitated the start-up, negotiation, and completion of Simlab’s sale to Network Billing Systems (NBS) in 2008, where he served as Vice President of Product Development until 2010.

Anthony also held the coveted role of Chief Operating Officer of IPNetZone prior to and throughout his tenure with Hidalgo Communications.

Anthony was presented with the Business Achievement Award by New York City’s Mayor, Bloomberg, for co-founding a non-profit organization dedicated to the reform and distribution of financial assistance to small business owners devastated by the September 11th catastrophe.

Anthony is currently a member of New Yorkers for Mental Health Alternatives’ advisory board.