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The Calyx Institute

A privacy-focused telecom provider that will reform the industry by making a business case that there is a market for privacy

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Telecommunications
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 1
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Company Summary

1st stage: Calyx will bundle privacy services including virtual private network (VPN) encrypted file storage and encrypted email storage with a fast last mile solution using a resale agreement with a nation-wide WiMax network. 2nd stage will add encrypted VoIP phone service in a Vonage / Virtualpbx model. The 3rd stage will bring encrypted mobile phone service using the WiMax network and an MVNO agreement.


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    Nicholas Merrill
    Executive Director

    Nicholas Merrill founded Calyx Internet Access Corporation in 1995. Calyx was one of the first commercial Internet service providers operating in New York City. Within a few years, Calyx opened a sister company in Amsterdam. Calyx pursued relationships with and worked with many non-profit organizations on a pro bono basis and also had a number of blue chip for-profit businesses in its client roster including Ikea, Snapple, Mitsubishi and Amtrak.