Rainbow Broadband Names Tom Martinson Chief Technology Officer

Accomplished System and Network Operation Expert Joins Fixed Wireless Carrier Class Network Made Specifically for New York City

NEW YORK (May 26, 2015) - Rainbow Broadband, a leading provider of broadband to New York City businesses and events, announced that it has named Tom Martinson to the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Tom Martinson brings 15+ years of proven expertise in System and Network Operation experience to the position. Prior to joining Rainbow, Martinson was an in-demand networking engineering consultant providing engineering and operational support for service provider networks. In addition, he served as Principal Systems Engineer for Active Broadband Networks, Vice President of IT/ISP Services for Broadstripe, and Director of Advanced Services Engineering at Bresnan Communication. He holds several advanced industry certifications.   

“Rainbow Broadband is a forward-thinking company that is consistently developing the most advanced technology for its customers,” Tom Martinson says. “They have a very strong executive team, which has led them to be the leading fixed wireless carrier class network in New York City. Our shared vision of making high-speed Internet easily available to NYC buildings and businesses makes us a perfect match.”

“We have always been committed to building and maintaining the fastest, most reliable fixed wireless network available in New York City,” says Russ Hamm, President of Rainbow Broadband. “Tom Martinson has a deep understanding of Rainbow Broadband’s network, as well as the desire to keep innovating and expanding its capabilities. We’re extremely happy to have him join us as CTO.”

In business for a decade, Rainbow Broadband now stands as one of New York City's largest and most experienced fixed wireless providers. Its reach includes 300+ buildings in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Long Island City, connecting 500+ customers to a collective 12 Gigbs of capacity. Many of the fastest growing companies in social media, digital, finance and beyond count on Rainbow Broadband daily, including BuzzFeed, Vice, Kickstarter, Vayner Media, Samsung, Adobe, Twitter, and many more.   

With its proven expertise in connecting New York City events to customized connectivity solutions, Rainbow Broadband has supported global brands including Google, Microsoft, HP, Samsung, Twitter, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and many more. Rainbow Broadband frequently creates networks that support thousands of people in 48 hours or less.