DIA Success Story

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Customer Success Story

Blackfoot provides internet connection for live stream on National TV.

While social distancing at her rural Montana ranch, a celebrity judge for a prime time singing competition was in need of a reliable internet connection with sufficient bandwidth to live stream from her home on a national television network. As the area’s local internet provider, Blackfoot worked with her team to engineer and install a business-level connection for their needs.

Blackfoot turned up expedited Direct Internet Access (DIA) service within eight days of receiving the request. The property is 300 feet from Blackfoot’s existing network infrastructure. To connect them to our network, Blackfoot ran an Ethernet cable across their property for a direct connection.

After using the internet connection, her team was in need of more bandwidth. However, plowing new cable is time consuming and timing was tight. So, Blackfoot engineered a custom solution to achieve the needed speed with the existing infrastructure by adding repeaters to their connection. In the end, Blackfoot delivered a reliable and dedicated 20M/20M Ethernet connection.

For the team managing the celebrity’s live streams, Blackfoot’s connection stood out.

"I wanted to reach out to thank you and your team for helping us keep an eye on this connection for the last few weeks. Of the couple dozen video streams we were managing, this was consistently one of the top two or three in terms of stability.”
Daniel LeBlanc, Management Team

As a result of delivering reliable connectivity, Blackfoot received additional requests to accommodate live streams connections.

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