Aaron Seelye
Aaron Seelye
Co-Founder at Eltopia
Seattle, United States
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Company Website: Eltopia

Eltopia believes in finding solutions that are responsible, renewable and made with great craftsmanship. Eltopia’s core business is communications with a focus on agriculture and a passion for innovation. Products include cellular plans for robots (machine-to-machine), commercial phone services, rural Internet and prototyping. Eltopia is also innovating to help save the honeybees, optimize irrigation and monitor weather.

Eltopia's History

Eltopia.com started 2002 in Eltopia, Washington providing internet services to farmers in Franklin County. The company Eltopia Communications was started in 2005 and is now the largest wholesale dial-up provider of services in the Northwest and includes Earthlink, NetZero and virtually all regional Internet Service Providers.

In the fall of 2010, the management of the companies decided that focusing on the lucrative telecommunications market. Eltopia sold the rural internet services business to focus resources on machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, precision agriculture, and developing voice services for wholesale consumers of telephony products. Those include conference calling companies, calling card companies, answering services, call centers, and retail services such as Vonage.

Today, the company is expanding to become a player in the Internet of Things. In 2014 Eltopia acquired a mobile communications company. This acquisition is expected to receive final FCC approval in early February. Eltopia Mobile will provide M2M data services to external clients as well as supporting data transmission in the company’s precision agriculture products. The company is also making its own vertical entry into the M2M space with Eltopia Ag and Eltopia’s bee technologies.