Rocket Fiber Rocks the Motor City
One of our favorite parts of being a Detroit-based company is being out at events in the community, getting to meet new people. We just had the honor to “rock” two huge music festivals this summer: Mo Pop Festival and the Detroit Jazz Fest.
Mo Pop Festival
This was our third year at MoPop and each year gets even better! We brought our mobile showroom and talked to hundreds of people enjoying the music, food and great weather.
This year, we engineered a solution to provide Wi-Fi for all of the vendors so their transactions could run smoothly.
“Each year as Mo Pop grows in size and technical scope, fast wireless internet has been critical in allowing us to add new festival experiences for fans and bands alike,” says festival co-producer Dan McGowan. “Rocket Fiber delivered a stunningly fast connection and an incredibly knowledgeable support staff. The company is a tremendous resource for the city of Detroit.”
We worked with both the Mo Pop promoter staff and Rock ‘n’ Roll Networks, a Black Diamond Data company, to create the perfect Wi-Fi solution for the festival.
“Providing IT services for huge concerts, special events and cities, our company deals with a lot of bandwidth providers all over the US, and Rocket Fiber definitely rocked the house for us here in Detroit,” says A.J. Fardella, the site network engineer of Rock ‘n’ Roll Networks.
Our second festival this summer was the Detroit Jazz Festival. This was our first year working with the Jazz Festival and we would definitely like to be there next year.
The Festival created a livestream service that debuted this year, Jazz Fest LIVE!, powered by our super reliable, high-speed internet.
“Thanks to Rocket Fiber, we had a strong, reliable broadband Wi-Fi connection for all four days of our Festival and were able to wow attendees and jazz fans across the nation with our livestream service,” says Chris Collins, president and artistic director of the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation. We are so excited for the future and to play a part in the growth of the festival.
These festivals presented us with ways to leverage the fastest internet in Detroit and gave us the opportunity to meet new technological challenges. As we grow as a company, our involvement and relationships in the city will also continue to grow as we strive to do more amazing things with each step.