DETROIT – The Detroit Pistons has made Rocket Fiber its official internet and network services partner at the new Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Rocket Fiber will also hold the naming rights to the performance center’s state-of-the-art broadcast studio.  The Rocket Fiber Studio contains seven unique broadcast sets along with windows from ceiling to floor that give fans and the general public an opportunity to look directly at the playing court from street level.  A fully integrated control room allows for seamless broadcast and editing capabilities.

Rocket Fiber designed the PPC’s infrastructure and installed Wi-Fi 6 technology with speeds up to 10 Gps, said Marc Hudson, CEO and co-founder of Rocket Fiber.

Rocket Fiber network specifications include:

  • The fiber network was built on a dedicated Carrier Fiber Optic Ring to support high security, capacity and connection volume within the network of the facility
  • This dedicated Ring provides a secure connection for all business and basketball IT functions, data collection recording services and cloud access
  • The geographically diverse Cloud Pod Platform can assist with workload and migration assistance for future Pistons technology partners

The multi-gigabit speed internet will be available to Pistons’ staff, players, fans and guests throughout the facility.  Fans will be able to enjoy a streamlined, digital experience, and receive instantaneous access to player stats and highlights through scoreboards, television broadcasts and phone applications – allowing for unprecedented insight into the sport.

Hudson said the high speed Wi-Fi network will be used for podcasts and press interviews before and after the game. It is located about two miles north of Little Cesars Arena where the Pistons play. The Rocket Fiber network also will all the broadcast work at LCA, he said.

Hudson said Rocket Fiber has been working with the Pistons for the past two years as the Performance Center was designed and built.

He said the deal with the Pistons is among the top five projects Rocket Fiber has developed. Others include building the IT infrastructure for the Shinola Hotel, providing the bandwidth for the Cobo Center, a major fiber build for the Gross Point School District. and providing the Wi-Fi for the QLine on Woodward Ave. in Detroit.

Rocket Fiber’s footprint extends to Southfield and Troy, and also through McComb County, making Rocket Fiber a regional high-speed bandwidth provider.

Rocket Fiber’s portfolio of services includes managed network services, data and cloud, voice and dedicated internet, all of which are backed by award winning, white-glove client service and a state-of-the-art 24/7/365 Network Operations Center. Learn more at

Definitely in the top five. IT for Shinola Hotel. Bandwidth for Cobo. 10G. Do IT for Line. Wi-fi on cars. Major fiber build in Gross point school district.

Expanded our business services to Southfield, Troy and activate fiber through Mccomb county. Now regional network with metro ring. Serve customers downtown and in suburbs. Rocket Fiber.

Ann Arbor an interesting community. Love to expand there. Looked at AA one of mid term, rather than short term. Not too distant future.