One Ring Networks Powers Shaky Knees Music Festival Artists’ and Production Crews with Internet and Voice Services
Annual Atlanta outdoor musical festival partners with One Ring Networks, to provide scalable Internet connectivity needed for ticketing and production
ATLANTA – The Shaky Knees Music Festival, one of Atlanta’s largest annual outdoor music events, announces that it has teamed up with One Ring Networks to provide a reliable, wireless connection and high bandwidth for its May production. Shaky Knees selected One Ring Networks since the carrier has the fastest time-to-install in the industry and customized solutions, perfect for the entertainment industry.
The annual festival, now in its second year, anticipates a crowd of up to 20,000 attendees per day in the outdoor lower lot level of Atlantic Station. With service delivered by One Ring Networks’ privately owned network, Shaky Knees is able to provide the artists and production teams a reliable voice and Internet connection in the outdoor space, as well as the large bandwidth needed for ticket services at the gates – a feat that most carriers are not able to accomplish for a three-day long event of this magnitude.
The Shaky Knees festival has quickly become one of the South’s most anticipated events of the year, after the initial event drew larger than expected crowds and left music lovers reeling from the indie rock experience. With significant buzz stirring around this year’s lineup, which includes The National, Modest Mouse and The Alabama Shakes, Shaky Knees coordinators knew they would need a much larger space, as well as more bandwidth to support the growing event. Shaky Knees turned to One Ring Networks for a 20Mbps x 20 Mbps data circuit needed to support a number of music artists’ and production crew members, in addition to the devices monitoring ticketing and admission at the gates.
“Now in our second year, the Shaky Knees festival has grown 10-fold and we’re thrilled to rock out at Atlantic Station this year with nearly 20,000 of our closest friends,” said Tim Sweetwood, owner of Shaky Knees. “Our bandwidth order is definitely larger this time around, but this isn’t complicated, we knew who to go to. After last year’s success, we knew we would be using One Ring Networks again because they make the process so easy for us.”
“We’re very pleased to partner with Shaky Knees festival again this year, providing bigger bandwidth for its growing needs” said Kris Maher, vice president of One Ring Networks. “The second annual music festival is a perfect demonstration of the need for a scalable, flexible solution for entertainment events because you never know exactly how much data will be used, but there is no room for error – it’s live! Our network service will allow anyone involved in the Shaky Knees production to connect, communicate and handle ticket scanning for its thousands of attendees quickly and easily.”
One Ring Networks owns its own network, allowing the provider to better serve clients with unique needs. In addition to flexibility, the carrier’s service installation can be completed in days rather than months – which is a critical factor for event planners hosting large-scale events. Moreover, One Ring Networks understands the rare requirements for powering events and is able to provide WiFi connectivity seamlessly, as it has for past entertainment client events such as Music Midtown and the BET Awards.
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