Telecommunications giant Sprint and Detroit internet service provider Rocket Fiber today announced a carrier agreement to provide Detroit area businesses with access to more flexible and diverse connectivity options.
The collaboration is the first in a series of initiatives aimed at making enterprise connectivity more widely available across southeast Michigan. Available soon, the newly established network relationship will provide end-to-end, high-speed connectivity utilizing Sprint’s global wireline network and Rocket Fiber’s fiber-dense regional footprint.
Aimed at driving progress for the city of Detroit and surrounding suburbs, the two companies will provide complementary fiber network architecture and service levels. The network interface is expected to extend the network experience to which both Sprint and Rocket Fiber customers have become familiar.
“We are excited to work with Rocket Fiber as another addition to our access agnostic strategy in the CertaintySM Network Design Model,” says Mike Fitz, vice president of Sprint’s Global Wireline business. “The complementary nature of our two wireline networks reinforces our commitment to 100 percent network availability. Together with Rocket Fiber in Detroit, customers can rely on Sprint’s wireline network for their mission-critical applications.”
Sprint customers will be able to access Rocket Fiber infrastructure to ensure their networks are adaptable and optimized as business needs change, without compromising security or performance. Meanwhile, Rocket Fiber customers will have seamless access to Sprint’s Tier 1 network backbone. The extension of both company’s network capabilities delivers value and reliability for Detroit area businesses looking for high-speed internet and connectivity, the companies say.
Since its launch in 2014, Rocket Fiber says it has paved the way on facilitating and implementing advanced fiber technologies in Detroit and surrounding suburbs.
“Rocket Fiber has always prided itself on being Detroit’s premium connectivity provider,” says Marc Hudson, co-founder and CEO of Rocket Fiber. “We are excited about what the relationship with Sprint will bring to Detroit, starting with internet access. The hand-in-glove fit between our networks allows us to not only diversify and strengthen the region’s network infrastructure, but also bring our services to a wide range of consumers outside of the state leveraging Sprint’s best in class national fiber backbone.”