Facebook, Netflix, and Interaction 17 in One Week: Rainbow Broadband Seamlessly Supports a Full Slate of Intensive Events

New York City is arguably the media capital of the world. That title is backed up by the nonstop schedule of events hosted here by the globe’s biggest brands and thought leaders.   

Facebook, Netflix and the annual design gathering Interaction 17 all hosted major gatherings throughout Manhattan during overlapping days in mid-February. Rainbow Broadband was the high-speed Internet provider of choice for each occasion, selected by NYC event planners for its expertise with providing reliable Gigabit services to multiple events. Using its high-speed network made specifically for NYC, Rainbow Broadband is on call to provide ample bandwidth to events, even at logistically challenging locations.

The demands of each February event were data-intensive, but Rainbow Broadband’s deep team – bolstered by over a decade of experience – allowed it to support each client’s needs seamlessly. Whether streaming HD video live to and from dozens of devices, linking teams of developers to the cloud, or allowing 1,000+ top design leaders to collaborate with ease across newly established Wi-Fi networks, Rainbow Broadband helped make each event unfold problem-free.   

The latest and greatest offerings from Netflix, including announcements about hit shows “House of Cards,” “Travelers,” “Love,” and “Project MC2,” were on display on February 8th at a special premiere held at the Hudson Mercantile in Manhattan. Rainbow Broadband connected Netflix and its guests to reliable high-speed Internet throughout the day. Able to quickly set up dependable Internet connections, Rainbow Broadband established Wi-Fi networks that gave fans and media plenty of speed for live streaming posting to social media. Multiple hard lines were also established, and symmetrical bandwidth enabled extremely fast upload times.

Early February also saw Facebook being hosted by the expansive event facility Metropolitan West. In addition to the standard IPV4 protocol, Rainbow Broadband configured the Wi-Fi and hard line networks to support IPV6, a leading-edge request requiring the specialized expertise of Rainbow’s technical team.      

A weeklong convergence of 1,000+ design leaders, professionals and students, Interaction 17 is the annual gathering of the Interaction Design Association. Taking place at Chelsea’s Metropolitan Pavilion from February 3-8, Rainbow Broadband’s Gigabit services allowed ideas to flow smoothly across Wi-Fi networks and hard lines customized specifically for the occasion.   

“Rainbow Broadband routinely supports New York City events in a way that no one else can, deploying our experienced teams citywide,” says Russ Hamm, President of Rainbow Broadband. “Bringing bandwidth to the likes of Facebook, Netflix and Interaction 17 simultaneously are all in a week’s work for us: That’s why NYC event planners have complete confidence in us for their high-speed Internet requirements.”

In over 10 years of proven expertise as an NYC 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.

“Game of Thrones: Behind the Scenes” Event Connects with Rainbow Broadband

The “Game of Thrones” universe just conquered the streets of New York City. Astor Place in the East Village morphed into an interactive “Game of Thrones” village for two days in November, as HBO celebrated the DVD release of their flagship show’s sixth season.

Gigabit Internet services from Rainbow Broadband helped make the event happen, as fans were immersed in “Thrones” highlight moments via virtual reality (VR), green screens, and props and costumes from the show. GOT-themed structures surrounded the famous downtown rotating Cube landmark, including a Dothraki hut, odes to Hodor, VR “battle training” in Castle Black, and photo opportunities on an authentic Iron Throne.

With its expertise in connecting NYC events, Rainbow Broadband is the reliable choice to provide plenty of bandwidth, even at logistically challenging locations and for data-intensive VR applications. Using its high-speed network made specifically for NYC to power the event, dubbed Game of Thrones: Season 6 – Behind the Scenes, Rainbow linked the production to Gigabit services and established Wi-Fi networks that gave attendees fast Internet access for immediate social media sharing.

In over 10 years of proven expertise as an NYC 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, 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.

Looker “Join” Conference Delivers Innovative Data with Rainbow Broadband

Data was the star of the show at Join, the first multi-day conference put on by data and analytics platform Looker. Promising to “Disrupt with Data,” the sold-out two-day event was held on Manhattan’s West Side.   

Dependable high-speed Internet was essential for Join, and Rainbow Broadband was the venue’s choice to ensure the data flowed seamlessly at all times. With its expertise in connecting NYC events, Rainbow is the reliable resource to provide plenty of bandwidth, even at logistically challenging locations.

Rainbow Broadband used its high-speed network made specifically for NYC to power Join, providing Gigabit services and establishing Wi-Fi networks that allowed attendees fast Internet access for immediate social media sharing. A large roster of industry experts benefited from the Wi-Fi and hard lines to lead an intensive agenda of hands-on learning, panels and workshops that lead the way in data gathering and analysis.

“Data analytics tools keep growing in power, functionality and scope,” says Russ Hamm, President of Rainbow Broadband. “These evolving capabilities come with increased bandwidth demands, at events like Looker’s ‘Join’ and every day at businesses throughout NYC.” 

In over 10 years of proven expertise as an NYC high-speed Internet provider, Rainbow Broadband has supplied New York City events with customized connectivity solutions. Top brands the company has supported include Google, Microsoft, HP, Samsung, Twitter, 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.

Rainbow Broadband CTO Tom Martinson to Speak at DE-CIX Summit in New York City October 13

Rainbow Broadband CTO Tom Martinson will deliver a presentation on “Connecting New York City's Tech Savvy Businesses” at the DE-CIX Summit in New York City on October 13, discussing the need for reliable, high-speed Internet when operating a successful, high-tech business in New York.

More details below:

WHAT: DE-CIX Summit 2016

WHEN: Thursday, October 13, 9am-2pm ET (Tom’s presentation at 11am)

WHERE: CBRE Midtown Manhattan, 200 Park Ave. (21st Floor), New York, NY 10166 (Directions)

AGENDA: http://customersummit.net/summit-new-york/agenda/

REGISTRATION: http://customersummit.net/summit-new-york/register/

DE-CIX (Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange) provides premium Internet exchange (IX) services and operates several carrier and data center-neutral Internet exchanges internationally. This year’s Summit follows the event’s 20th anniversary in 2015, and will focus on the latest developments throughout a variety of presentations, discussions, and networking.