October 09, 2009 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' Flexible Wireless Broadband Service Is the Ideal Broadband Solution for Barrett-Jackson Auctions and Businesses With Spikes in Bandwidth Demand

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - October 9, 2009) - 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 Las Vegas Collector Car Auction, at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on October 7-10, 2009.

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.

Sparkplug Communications is providing a 30 Megabits temporary fixed wireless broadband connection for the Las Vegas event, as well as Barrett Jackson's upcoming car auction in Scottsdale, AZ in January 2010. 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.

"It's absolutely critical that all bidding activity be recorded and stored in order to ensure the auction process runs perfectly," 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' services are extremely flexible for all types of businesses -- from short-duration events, like Barrett Jackson's classic car auctions, to companies experiencing long-term business growth. We can offer our customers flexible price points, quick installation in days and the ability to easily increase capacity, as needed," said Mike Ruley, CEO Sparkplug. "For Barrett Jackson, we were able to set up a temporary fixed wireless network that will offer the same performance and security advantages of traditional wired broadband services for the duration of their event," he said.

Sparkplug 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.

As a result of Sparkplug Communications' ability to offer its customers flexible and affordable broadband services, the company has experienced multiple recent customer successes including:

--  Deployment of high-speed wireless Internet access for Extreme Makeover
    Home Edition, for a home that was made-over in Las Vegas, NV
--  Sparkplug Communications provided bandwidth-intensive services to the
    TeraGrid Conference in Las Vegas, NV
--  Sparkplug Communications delivered a temporary Internet connection at
    the FBR Open Golf Tournament in Scottsdale, AZ

For more information about Sparkplug Communications services, please visit http://www.sparkplugcommunications.net.

About Sparkplug

Sparkplug 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 www.sparkplugcommunications.com.

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