DALLAS and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Jan. 16, 2012 – Airband Communications, the largest fixed-wireless voice and data provider for businesses in the U.S., announced today it has been named the exclusive wireless Internet provider for the 41st Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction at WestWorld in Scottsdale from Jan. 15-22, 2012. For the third consecutive year, Airband will provide highly scalable Internet access via its fixed-wireless network to enable live interaction for Barrett-Jackson’s bidders and global fan base.
Due to the increasing demand for Internet-enabled communications at Barrett-Jackson auction events, Airband is adding 10 MB of bandwidth at this year’s show, for a total of 80 MB. In addition, Barrett-Jackson is leveraging the increased bandwidth to support unlimited, free Wi-Fi access in its social media area so that attendees can use their phones and mobile devices to interact and share their auction experience via the web and social media outlets, such as Twitter and Facebook. As one of the world’s most widely attended automobile auction events offering one-of-a-kind collector cars, Barrett-Jackson requires 100 percent uptime and reliable Internet access to help manage its social media channels, automotive catalog, online bidding, and live video streaming.
Fixed-wireless Internet access offers an affordable and scalable alternative to traditional wireline options, and Airband’s highly flexible data services allow businesses, such as hospitality venues and convention centers, to quickly adjust bandwidth without having to install new technology or change existing infrastructures. In addition, Airband’s network gives large events, like Barrett-Jackson auctions, and conference centers the added flexibility to make bandwidth changes easily and quickly, based upon the amount of data usage and event attendance.
“With more than $24 million in gross sales at our most recent auction, Barrett-Jackson recognizes the value of Internet-enabled communications. Uninterrupted service is a necessity for all of our events, and we pride ourselves on delivering an exemplary online experience for automobile enthusiasts,” said Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson. “Airband is a trusted partner of Barrett-Jackson because we can count on their reliable network infrastructure to give buyers and fans real-time access to our live auction events.”
“Airband is proud to once again support Barrett-Jackson’s objective of creating a unique and exciting online environment for collector car aficionados,” said Matt Clark, general manager of Airband’s western regions. “Because Airband bypasses the local phone and cable infrastructures, we’re able to guarantee 100 percent uptime, while at the same time delivering services at a cost performance level unmatched in the industry.”
Airband serves 17 markets across the U.S. including Atlanta; Austin; Baltimore; Dallas; Des Moines; Fort Lauderdale; Fort Worth: Houston; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Miami; Orange County, Calif.; Philadelphia; Phoenix; San Antonio; San Diego and Washington, D.C.
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™” in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Las Vegas, Nev. and Orange County, Calif. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance offering for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694.
Airband Communications, Inc. is the largest fixed-wireless voice and data provider for businesses in the U.S. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of high-speed Internet access, point-to-point data services, Voice over IP, security and other managed solutions – delivered over one of the industry’s most scalable last-mile networks. Airband bypasses the local phone and cable companies to provide faster provisioning intervals, immediate scalability and complete redundancy for its customers. Thousands of businesses nationwide already count on Airband for their broadband service. For more information, please visit www.airband.com.
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