SNS Mission

Sugarloaf Network Systems and it’s business partners are committed to bringing high speed Internet access to rural areas and areas that are otherwise underserved by major corporate Internet service providers.  Our wireless networks are built utilizing commercial equipment, operating at frequencies of 900 Mhz, 2.4 Ghz, and 5 Ghz. Our Internet infrastructures operate in a manner similar to the rural electric co-operatives of the 1920s and 1930s. 

Sugarloaf Network Systems offers clients a complete line of network, web, and training services tailored to small and medium sized businesses, home offices, and individuals. We take special care to fully understand the needs of our customers, prior to beginning our work, in order to consistently exceed our customer’s expectations. Sugarloaf offers customers a full line of networking software and hardware from major manufacturers to compliment every project we undertake.


Jim Snider is President and co-founder of Sugarloaf Network Systems. Mr. Snider has over 23 years experience in the area of operating systems software and network support and has worked extensively with Windows, TCP/IP, and Unix. He developed data base applications for Intel from 1977 to 1979 and managed the field technical support organizations for Cray Research and Silicon Graphics in the US, Canada, Europe, and Latin America from 1980 to 2001. Prior to forming Sugarloaf Network Systems Mr. Snider owned and operated Multi-Media Computing Solutions, a video editing software development company.

High Speed Internet for everyone.

Mr. Snider is a charter member of several Washington, DC area technology initiatives including the Montgomery County Public Schools Global Access Technology Committee and the Bethesda Chevy Chase High School Technology Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Texas a Austin, and completed graduate training in statistics and computer science. Mr. Snider’s hobbies include music, kayaking, hiking, and attending his children’s sporting events, and he often does volunteer work with non-profit organizations and the elderly. He is married with 3 children, and lives with 1 cat and 1 dog. Mr. Snider may be contacted at [email protected]