Gatewave, Radio Reading Service For The Blind, Chooses Rainbow

Gatewave, Radio Reading Service For The Blind, Chooses Rainbow
Broadband’s High-Speed Internet For Transition To Times Square
Fixed Wireless Carrier Class Network Made Specifically for NYC Chosen to Supply Audio Service For
Listeners Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
NEW YORK – November 17, 2015: Rainbow Broadband, a fixed wireless carrier class network made
specifically for New York City, is providing high-speed Internet to Gatewave, a not-for-profit around-theclock audio service for listeners who are blind, visually impaired or reading disabled.
Gatewave is relocating its playout automation system to Four Times Square (in a building owned by The
Durst Organization) this month and chose Rainbow Broadband, one of New York City's largest and most
experienced fixed wireless providers, to power the transition.
Gatewave airs six new hours of content each day for its blind, visually impaired and reading disabled
listeners, including verbatim readings of articles from magazines and newspapers. Programs are
recorded and edited in eight states before arriving via Rainbow’s broadband Internet to Gatewave’s new
server in Times Square. The programs are then heard over special radios in the New York City area, over
affiliated radio services in 10 other states, and over the Internet through and mobile apps.
Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, Rainbow Broadband stands as one of New York City's largest and
most experienced fixed wireless providers, with a reach of 300+ buildings in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and
Long Island City, connecting 500+ customers to a collective 12 Gigbs of capacity. Many of the fastest
growing companies in social media, digital, finance and beyond count on Rainbow Broadband daily,
including Twitter, BuzzFeed, Vice, Kickstarter, Samsung, Adobe, and many more.
“The system’s relocation from temporary out-of-state facilities to Times Square is an important step for
Gatewave, giving it unprecedented reliability and control over its signal,” says Gordon Rothman,
Executive Director of Gatewave. “We couldn’t have chosen a faster, more reliable and cooperative highspeed Internet provider than Rainbow Broadband.”
“As someone who worked in the audio and recording industries for decades, I know how important it is
to have a reliable high-speed Internet connection to make things run smoothly,” says Russ Hamm,
President of Rainbow Broadband. “Given the tremendously inspiring work they are doing for the visually
impaired, it’s an honor to help welcome Gatewave to Four Times Square by providing them with the
same high-speed broadband that we’ve connected so many other New York businesses with.”
About Rainbow Broadband Inc.:
Rainbow Broadband is a fixed wireless carrier class network, supplying innovative technology and
solutions to New York City businesses that require competitively-priced high-speed broadband, without
having to rely on the incumbent carriers’ infrastructure. Using a Hybrid Fiber Microwave system and its
own carrier class network made specifically for New York City, the company has developed a fast and
reliable broadband network that can deliver symmetrical bandwidth at speeds up to 10 Gbps, via
Ethernet, to businesses which previously had limited Internet access due to location or cost. Rainbow
Broadband is a full-service organization offering a suite of broadband and IT solutions for New York City
metropolitan area businesses.
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The Durst Organization, founded in 1915 by Joseph Durst, is the owner, manager and builder of 13
million square feet of premiere Manhattan office towers and 800 residential rental units with 1,150
under construction. The Durst Organization is recognized as a world leader in the development of highperformance and environmentally advanced commercial and residential buildings.