FinDEVr Event Moves Fintech Forward with Rainbow Broadband

Financial technology (a.k.a. fintech) is on a fast track, with new tools, technologies, APIs, platforms and more rolling out in record time. One of the best ways to keep pace is by attending FinDEVr, the annual event dedicated to technologists in the financial, banking and payments sectors.

Held on March 21-22 at Chelsea’s Metropolitan Pavilion, FinDEVr 2017 New York captivated hundreds of attendees with its single-track agenda centered on 15-minute presentations. Ample bandwidth was provided by Rainbow Broadband, which supplied Gigabit services to power multiple WiFi networks, plus a dedicated hard line for stage use. With its finance technology focus and a plugged-in crowd constantly sharing on social media, total reliability of the Internet connection throughout FinDEVr was essential. Rainbow Broadband came through with zero service interruptions, and symmetrical bandwidth enabled extremely fast upload times. As it always does with sizable gatherings, Rainbow Broadband supplied event organizers with hourly usage statistics and updates live from their onsite technician.

“FinDEVr is helping to spark rapid progress in fintech,” says Russ Hamm, President of Rainbow Broadband. “Developer’s conferences, in particular, generate high levels of upload and download activity, which we were ready to support. Rainbow Broadband’s expertise in connecting both events and financial businesses across NYC made us feel right at home with FinDEVr.”

In over 10 years of proven expertise as NYC’s leading high-speed Internet provider, Rainbow Broadband has supplied New York City event planners with customized connectivity solutions. Top brands the company has supported include Google, Microsoft, HP, Samsung, Twitter, Women in the World, Global Citizen, Roker Media, and many more. 

Rainbow Broadband frequently creates networks that support thousands of people in 48 hours or less. With the ability to customize services to each event’s unique specifications, Rainbow Broadband provides multiple Wi-Fi networks and passwords, separate VLANs, and hard lines with specific bandwidth profiles for live streaming.

First-Ever NBA Basketball Analytics Hackathon Goes Gigabit with Rainbow Broadband

It’s not every day that geeks can get their game on, but the first-ever NBA Basketball Analytics Hackathon made it possible.

With its deep experience connecting NYC events, Rainbow Broadband provided Gigabit services to the Hackathon, which happened September 24th on Manhattan’s West Side.  As math wizards of every stripe – student statisticians, developers and engineers – converged at venue Terminal 23, a reliable high-speed Internet link was essential to building basketball analytics tools and developing solutions to challenging problems in the field of basketball analytics.

Using its high-speed network made specifically for NYC, Rainbow Broadband is on call to provide plenty of bandwidth to events, even at logistically challenging locations. Able to quickly set up dependable Internet connections, Rainbow Broadband established Wi-Fi networks that gave the motivated hackers fast access to the data needed to win the NBA’s inaugural competition. Multiple hard lines were also established, while symmetrical bandwidth enabled extremely fast upload times.

The NBA Hackathon was judged by NBA league office personnel, NBA team representatives and academics. After a day of furious coding, “Team Hero Ball” emerged from a packed room of entrants to be named the winner.

“Hackathons are data-intensive events,” says Russ Hamm, President of Rainbow Broadband. “In addition to large teams of computer programmers, they can also involve squads of graphics and UI designers, as well as project managers, all collaborating across networks in real time. As Hackathons grow in popularity across NYC, Rainbow Broadband is uniquely equipped to ensure that they function uninterrupted and achieve maximum productivity.”  

In over 10 years of proven expertise supplying New York City events with customized connectivity solutions, Rainbow Broadband has supported top brands including Google, Microsoft, HP, Samsung, Twitter, Fashion Week, Women in the World, Global Citizen, and many more.

Rainbow Broadband frequently creates networks that support thousands of people in 48 hours or less. Rainbow Broadband can customize services to each event’s unique specifications, providing multiple Wi-Fi networks and passwords, separate VLANs, and hard lines with specific bandwidth profiles for live streaming.

2016 CE Week Builds Buzz with High Speed Internet from Rainbow Broadband

For companies looking to launch their Q3 and Q4 consumer electronics offerings right, New York City’s CE Week is the premier event.

On June 21-23, 2016 CE Week captivated 3,000+ qualified market influencers, including press, trade affiliates, buyers, bloggers, investors, educators, and more. Held at Chelsea’s Metropolitan Pavilion, the show puts maximum demand on bandwidth from nonstop live streaming video and social media sharing.

2016 CE Week’s need for high speed internet was satisfied by Rainbow Broadband, whose network was made specifically to meet the needs of NYC businesses and events. Rainbow Broadband used their network expertise to supply a fast 500 Mbps symmetrical connection to the show, powering 13 WiFi access points and 12 hard lines.

As a result, attendees and staff could seamlessly stream even HD video and audio at top speed using their portable devices, tablets, and computers.

In 11+ years of proven expertise supplying New York City events with customized connectivity solutions, Rainbow Broadband has supported international brands including Google, Microsoft, HP, Samsung, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, The Global Citizen Festival, Women in the World, and many more.

Rainbow Broadband frequently creates networks that support thousands of people in 48 hours or less. Rainbow Broadband can customize services to each event’s unique specifications, providing multiple WIFI networks and passwords, separate VLANs, and hard lines with specific bandwidth profiles for live streaming.