BNSI began operations in 1994 as Emergent Strategies Incorporated, an Information Technology management consulting and executive education firm. In 1995, the firm launched its Internet Service Provider operation – ESInet – concentrating on the corporate market. In April 1998, Emergent Strategies changed its name to Broadband Network Services Incorporated to reflect its new scope of operations as a provider of broadband Internet access, web site hosting, managed servers, datacenter co-location and Internet-based applications.

In January 2008, BNSI acquired the computer network consulting company, Macrosoft Systems, Inc. The combination of BNSI’s experience with Internet-based services and Macrosoft’s ability to manage customer’s IT infrastructure established a unique enterprise, ready to meet the needs of Central Virginia, small businesses.

In January 2017, BNSI agreed to merge the IT Services portion of our business with Arcane Technologies, Inc.  Like BNSI, Arcane is a family-owned business with a focus on delivering exceptional service to the Charlottesville community.