Armed with a belief that the technology of tomorrow cannot be built on the strategies of the past, our founders set out to change an industry and make it easier for people to connect with the world.
CREATE A REVOLUTIONARY PLATFORM TO BETTER ENABLE CONNECTIVITY
Original founders Rod Hanson and Jonathan Restivo, wireless industry veterans, first began working together in 2013, often hitting the road for business development and later sharing visions for the future of connectivity.
Over coffee in the midst of a global pandemic, the idea for Cityside Networks was born with the belief that we could all be doing this better. Building smarter, faster, together. Industry vet Scott Gegan joined the company a few months later to direct construction strategies for this next era of connectivity deployment and management.
Through the forward-thinking pursuit of innovation, strong internal and external relationships, and commitment to proper everyday blocking and tackling techniques, the Cityside team is empowered to create an ecosystem that fosters fiber-based network developments and the incredible future-enabling use cases this infrastructure platform can inspire.
Our Journey So Far
OUR FOUNDERS FIRST MEET
Rod Hanson and Jonathan Restivo first work together when JR joined the company Rod had recently sold.
FIRST BRAINSTORMING SESSION
Over coffee in Mission Viejo, JR and Rod meet with the first inklings of an idea for a new venture, and continue weekly brainstorming meetings over the coming months to hash out a business plan.