Comic-Con: Don’t Let Your Event Broadband Be Your Buzz Kill

Skyriver Event Broadband for Comic-Con. Photographer Anjel-Britt ExpresionUnlimited

The count down has started for the largest annual event in San Diego; Comic-Con will bring approximately 130,000 badge holding geeks to the Gaslamp district for 2013.  Since its beginning over 40 years ago, Comic-Con has drawn a worldwide audience of fans who show their enthusiasm for their favorite characters by dressing up and waiting in line for hours to hear the panels of their favorite show, movie and online/video game. Each passing year marketers have creatively and aggressively competed with each other to make their event engaging and memorable. What most fans don’t know is that these moments could not be possible without the availability of robust broadband.

As Comic-Con continues to out-grow the San Diego Convention Center, venders have relied upon hotels and large venues to host parties and events to create a social buzz for their upcoming releases. Event goers expect to be engaged with game technology and Tweetable moments to share with their friends and followers.  The competition for fans at these Comic-Con events have pushed venders to find creative ways to outdo their competitors.  Marketers and event planners create themed venues and engagement plans hoping to leave an impression on key influencers and motivate them to immediately post on their social network sites.

It has been a natural integration at these venues to include the latest technology that allows video streaming, online gaming and social networking as a means of connecting with the tech friendly fans. As event planners begin to make the appropriate preparations, they are soon looking at what type of high speed Internet connection is needed in San Diego to ensure that there are no glitches.  When they factor in video streaming, online gaming and guest network connection, they quickly realize that they need significant bandwidth, 5 Mbps or more, that is very reliable. Given this is a time when many San Diego hotels and venues are booked to capacity, and are utilizing their bandwidth for their own guests, many event organizers and sponsors soon find themselves acquiring event bandwidth on their own.  Luckily for them, Skyriver is able to provide a temporary broadband Internet connection that quickly and easily installs.

In the past several years, Skyriver has delivered Event Bandwidth for numerous Comic-Con events and activities.   Optimized for media streaming and other real time apps, Skyriver temporary Internet connection provides guaranteed Internet speeds, up to GigE in a matter of days. Since Skyriver Event Bandwidth is free from trenching and construction, it’s readily available in areas where other broadband Internet providers cannot service. With industry leading 99.99% uptime, high packet delivery and ultra low latency and jitter, you can be confident that your event broadband can deliver everything you want and more for your event.

Do you have an event or meeting that requires temporary commercial-grade Internet service? Check out Skyriver Internet service areas.

Jenny Bourbiel

About Jenny Bourbiel

Jenny Bourbiel is Vice President of Marketing for Skyriver. She oversees marketing, public relations, product management and customer relationship programs for Skyriver. A new addition to the Skyriver portfolio of services is the company's innovative 5G class millimeter wave broadband service, Skyriver Magnitude (TM). As a lifetime marketer and technology enthusiast, she bonds smart customer insights and creative thinking to connect people with Skyriver broadband services in profound and lasting ways. Since joining the Skyriver team, her customer centric initiatives have strengthened new customer growth as well as customer loyalty. Jenny brings a wealth of marketing knowledge to Skyriver, in both executive and brand management roles with leading consumer and technology brands including Verizon Wireless, Hilton Hotels, DirecTV, WD-40, and AT&T Wireless. At AT&T Wireless, she managed the marketing strategy for next generation wireless services, including the launch of the American Idol partnership that fueled the popularity of texting in the U.S. Prior to joining Skyriver, Jenny was a Marketing Consultant, working with companies such as Cox Business, where her campaigns earned the CTAM Marketing Excellence Gold Award. Earlier, Jenny held the position of Marketing Vice President for Buzztime, an interactive online gaming company. Jenny’s passion for marketing extends to her community involvement. She has sat on various marketing committees, and was on the Board of Directors for the Arts Center Foundation. Jenny holds a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University with an emphasis in Marketing and a minor in Spanish.