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Sparkplug Communications

January 19, 2010 08:00 ET

Sparkplug Communications to Provide High-Speed Wireless Service for Barrett-Jackson, Creator of "The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions™"

Sparkplug Communications' Diverse and Flexible Wireless Broadband Service Is the Ideal Broadband Solution for Barrett-Jackson Auctions

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - January 19, 2010) - Sparkplug Communications, a leading provider of fixed wireless business broadband services, today announced that it will be delivering its high-speed broadband services for Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale Collector Car Auction, at WestWorld of Scottsdale on January 18-24, 2010.

Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces the "World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions™" in Scottsdale, AZ, Palm Beach, FL and Las Vegas, NV, and Orange County, CA.

Sparkplug Communications is providing a 70 Megabits temporary fixed wireless broadband connection for the Scottsdale event. The high-speed Internet service will be used to upload auction videos from the show floor to servers located at Barrett Jackson's headquarters, in Scottsdale, AZ. The video is captured from cameras continuously throughout the show to monitor and archive bidding activity. In addition, the service will be used to provide Internet access for some of the auction guests.

"It's absolutely critical that we offer our customers guaranteed Internet access and that all bidding activity be recorded and stored, in order to ensure the auction process runs smoothly," said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO, Barrett-Jackson. "We chose Sparkplug Communications because their network configuration gives us a reliable, high-speed connection that is 100% diverse from other networks -- which guarantees that we will always have connectivity to our headquarters for the entire show."

"Sparkplug Communications is one of the very few network operations in the Valley, whose network is truly diverse from the incumbent telecommunications providers. We can offer customers like Barrett-Jackson, mission critical Internet access as well as a disaster recovery solution because our network is physically separate from the wireline network," said Mike Ruley, CEO Sparkplug Communications. "We can also offer our customers flexible price points, quick installation in days and the ability to easily increase capacity as needed," he said.

Sparkplug Communications serves as a one-stop shop for business and enterprise customers, by offering a full suite of flexible and affordable wireless data, Internet, VPN and voice services, offering far greater scalability compared to traditional wired services.

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About Sparkplug Communications

Sparkplug Communications is a leading fixed wireless broadband service provider currently operating networks across five states, including the metropolitan markets of Chicago, Nashville, Des Moines, Phoenix and Las Vegas. The company offers a suite of high-speed data and voice services over its own network to business, education and government customers. All enjoy the benefits of fast, scalable and easy-to-deploy broadband services. Customers can choose from a complete range of symmetrical bandwidth service options with speeds up to 1 Gbps, at a fraction of the typical cost. The company also provides high capacity data services and transport to many of the nation's leading telecommunications providers. For more information, visit

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company was established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces the "World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions™" in Scottsdale, Palm Beach, Fla., Las Vegas, and Orange County, Cali. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance offering for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit or call (480) 421-6694.

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