Velocity Network works to provide high-speed Internet access throughout Erie County: Giving you the business – Erie News Now


An Erie-based company works every day to make sure internet and phone service is working as it should.

Brad and Matt Wiertel monitor these servers from an area inside Velocity Net (VNET).

“We provide high-speed WIFI and security services to our users,” Brad said.

Velocity Net is staffed around the clock with 80 employees who monitor and maintain the services.

“It ranges from computers to servers to networks to voice services and our flagship product is our Internet service,” Brad said. “This provides fiber optic connectivity to many businesses, education, and non-profit organizations in the Erie County area.”

Brad is the COO of Velocity Net while his brother, Matt works as the Director of Sales and Business Development and they said the scope of the business does not end there.

Brad said, “In terms of IT and IT and networking services areas, we cover a wide range of clients from New York and California to Texas.”

VNET was started in 1990 under a different name by owner Joel Deuterman who started building computers in his Erie apartment.

“Over 30 years of serving the Erie community with technology computers,” said Matt. “Moving to Networking and Moving to Internet Service which was launched in 1996 with Velocity.Net”


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