We need more speed, Scotty
The city of Detroit is at a pivotal turning point in its history. Much of our infrastructure is in need of an overhaul and we have a once in a generation opportunity to imagine what a Detroit of the future could look like. That’s why we created Rocket Fiber. Rather than settle on a strategy of playing catch up with other cities, we decided to bring residents and business owners ultra-fast gigabit Internet that is up to 100 times faster than the average residential broadband connection. This speed will give Detroit world class connectivity and the opportunity to position itself as a competitive city of the future.
Why Speed Matters
When Henry Ford first began to build the car here in Detroit he was famously quoted for pointing out that if he would have asked people what they wanted they would have said they needed faster horses. Well some internet companies will tell you that you don’t need a gigabit of Internet. You’re just fine with the speeds increasing slowly year after year. Who could need internet that fast, anyway? We don’t want to tell you what you do or don’t need. Instead, we want to put you in the driver seat so you have a choice.
We believe that Rocket Fiber can be Detroit’s assembly line of the 21st Century. Gigabit Internet is one part eliminating buffering, and two parts what innovators and entrepreneurs can create with gigabit speed. Imagine computers that will be able to move massive data sets across great distances as if they are sharing the same hard drive or crystal clear HD virtual doctor visits to patients who won’t even have to leave their homes. Home entertainment will soar to new heights with live 4K programming and rich virtual reality media that you can stream directly to your home. Imagine the Internet being removed from the equation completely.
We are working very hard to bring Rocket Fiber to both businesses and residents in the Central Business District by the end of 2015. After that, we’ll be looking looking to expand the network as soon as we can. To help us do that, we are asking you to let us know where you would like to see Rocket Fiber, so that we can plan our future rollout areas. Tell your neighbors, friends, landlords, and employer that you would like to have seriously fast Rocket Fiber. On behalf of the entire Rocket Fiber team, we look forward to the opportunity to serve you with seriously fast Internet and a client care team that will stop at nothing to give you the experience you deserve.