Believe Broadband, BridgeWave Communications, and the 2018 Preakness Stakes

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Leading Maryland-based Internet service provider deploys BridgeWave 10Gbps wireless system to support high-speed Internet connectivity for 134,000 attendees at Pimlico Race Course for second leg of Triple Crown

BridgeWave Flex4G-10000 shown deployed in advance of Preakness Stakes racing day

The BridgeWave system performed flawlessly through the wet, heavy fog at the track that day, with fiber-equivalent performance and imperceptible latency of 0.2 milliseconds.

BridgeWave Communications, a leader in next-generation wireless backhaul systems, today announced that its Flex4G-10000 system, which delivers true fiber performance, was selected and deployed by Believe Broadband,a leading Maryland-based Internet service provider (ISP), to support high-speed Internet connectivity at Pimlico Race Course for over 134,000 racing enthusiasts on hand for the 2018 Preakness Stakes. Media and attendees were able to share their experiences over the Internet without delay – including HD video of the Preakness Stakes itself – which was won by Justify in an exciting finish.

“The Maryland Jockey Club, which owns Pimlico, has been a customer of ours for many years, and asked us to increase their network bandwidth to support the heavy Internet traffic expected at the Preakness,” said Paul Dowling, president, Believe Broadband. “The BridgeWave system performed flawlessly through the wet, heavy fog at the track that day, with fiber-equivalent performance and imperceptible latency of 0.2 milliseconds. Before choosing BridgeWave, we considered fiber from a local provider, but the price tag and time to run up the fiber couldn’t come close to the low cost and quick installation of the BridgeWave system. Also, the BridgeWave support team who helped us ensure perfect system alignment was fantastic. ”

“We are thrilled and honored that Believe Broadband made us part of such an exciting sporting event,” said Pamela Valentine, vice president of marketing, BridgeWave Communications. “As a prominent ISP serving a large commercial customer base in Maryland, their choice of our systems certainly endorses our technology, products, and commitment to customers. Our Flex4G-10000 operated as we expect and assure, with the fiber performance, reliability, and availability customers require. We look forward to working with Believe Broadband as they continue to expand their network and serve their growing customer base.”

BridgeWave systems provide a fast, easy, and inexpensive way to extend backhaul networks without the cost, time, and complexity of new or leased fiber. BridgeWave multi-Gigabit millimeter wave (80GHz) radio systems deliver fiber capacity, 256-bit AES encryption for highest data security, and the highest system gain to ensure maximum throughput at the longest distances. In addition to our flagship system, the Flex4G-10000, BridgeWave offers the Flex4G-LITE, delivering up to 3Gbps, and the entry-level Flex4G-1000, delivering up to 1Gbps.

About Believe Broadband
Believe Broadband is a full-service, carrier neutral, Internet service provider that specializes in providing wireless solutions for businesses in the Baltimore area. We offer high-speed wireless Internet access, hotspot solutions, point-to-point links, multi-tenant building wired and wireless solutions, and customer solutions to your bandwidth challenges. http://www.believebroadband.com

About BridgeWave Communications
BridgeWave Communications provides high-capacity microwave and millimeter wave backhaul and wireless connectivity solutions to operators, carriers, service providers, governments, and private enterprises. With over 35,000 systems deployed in more than 60 countries, the company’s innovative solutions have been entrusted by customers to enable highly reliable and secure, high-capacity, gigabit connectivity while reducing operating costs relative to fiber. Founded in 1999, BridgeWave is headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information, visit https://bridgewave.com/.

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