Sprint (NYSE: S) and Detroit gigabit internet service provider Rocket Fiber yesterday 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 cutting edge enterprise connectivity more widely available across Southeast Michigan.
The newly established network relationship will provide end-to-end, high-speed connectivity using Sprint’s global wireline network and Rocket Fiber’s dense footprint in the region.
The two companies will provide complementary fiber network architecture and service levels.
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 enjoy seamless access to Sprint’s high-performing 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.
“We are excited to work with Rocket Fiber as another addition to our access agnostic strategy in the CertaintySM Network Design Model. The complementary nature of our two wireline networks reinforces our commitment to 100 percent network availability,” said Mike Fitz, vice president of Sprint’s Global Wireline business. “Together with Rocket Fiber in Detroit, customers can rely on Sprint’s wireline network for their mission critical applications.”
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