It All Started With a Tree …
Continuity Centers started from a rather unusual genesis: it was because of a tree. Way back when, just before the internet existed, two teenage boys – Greg and Henry – became fascinated with some of the first PC-based games. Wanting to be able to play in tandem from their homes – just a few blocks from one another – they set up a 10Mbps laser Ethernet system to beam the IPX packets between their home based computer networks.However, as spring waned on, their signal became strangely intermittent, especially on windy days.
With their experience and knowledge of the 7 layers of the OSI Model, they started troubleshooting at the physical layer, which quickly uncovered the issue: a budding maple tree was interrupting their laser signal with each gust of wind. To resolve these network outages, the pair, armed with a bow saw and walkie-talkies, cut a “window” in the tree, leaving a perfect wedge-shaped hole to allow the laser beam to pass through without issue.
Their “nothing can stand (or grow) in our way” attitude intensified their devotion to technology and what they could make technology do for them – and in the future, for their clients.