More Bandwidth at Fast Speeds for Less
"Our clients depend on us to deliver their projects fast and efficiently. Bell Sound is a small company. Towerstream’s bandwidth allows us to compete with big companies in our industry while keeping our overhead down. My engineers are happy with the speed and my owners are happy with the price!" Keefe Kaupanger-Swacker-IT Director
Bell Sound, owner operated and located in Hollywood, CA, provides audio and video post production services to high-end production companies and ad agencies worldwide. Founded in 1966 by Bill Bell, Bell Sound has long been known for being on the cutting edge of technology and is considered a dominant force in the post production industry. Services include: audio recording/editing/mixing, HD video editing/composing and surround mixing, HDCAM SR/D5 online editing, voice-over recording, ISDN, music recording/mixing, video sweetening, ADR, DVD authoring, and AV Internet encoding/decoding.
Bell Sound hosts in-house file and private web servers that frequently experience spikes in bandwidth. In addition, large data files are transferred to customers all over the world on a daily basis and having a reliable, fast Internet connection with symmetrical bandwidth is crucial to the success of their business. In order to stay more competitive and manage the company’s high work flow and data requirements, Bell Sound’s IT Director, Keefe Kaupanger-Swacker, determined that they needed to increase their bandwidth from a T1 to a bonded T3. Keefe then contacted their existing Internet provider to have the bonded T3 installed but found the cost was in the $1000’s and far exceeded their budget.
Keefe decided to look beyond the company’s current ISP provider to find a more innovative way to extend Bell’s service to their clients and have flexibility to increase business. As an early adopter of WiMAX technology, Towerstream had been on his radar for the past year. After speaking to an account executive, it was clear that Towerstream’s bandwidth capabilities, fast installation, and competitive pricing was just the broadband solution Bell Sound needed. Keefe took advantage of Towerstream’s 8Mbps promotion at $999 with free install. Since having the service installed, Bell Sound has not experienced any packet losses, and bandwidth speed has been consistent. Additionally, Keefe was able to work with Towerstream’s engineers so Bell Sound could implement IP addresses into their network and better
manage their application needs.