Faster connectivity to help grow Reno tech & startup community
April 8, 2015, Reno, NV: Cities around the United States are clamoring for the attention of large service providers, like Google Fiber, to provide faster Internet speeds. A new partnership between Reno Collective and Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications (PST) proves that this level of connectivity is already possible here in Reno.
New fiber service at 100 North Arlington will provide Reno Collective with connectivity that was not possible at the location before with other providers. The connection will be activated just in time for the International Space Apps Challenge, taking place this weekend.
The International Space Apps Challenge is a two-day hackathon where teams of technologists, scientists, designers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, developers and students across the globe collaborate and engage with publicly available data to design innovative solutions for global challenges.
“As Reno Collective has grown into larger locations, we’ve always been looking for ways to scale up our technology and we kept hitting a ceiling with our connection,” says Don Morrison, a member-owner of Reno Collective. “Fiber is already all over town but the issue was getting it from under the street and into the building and thankfully Plumas-Sierra was able to do that.”
This new resource will be available to Reno Collective members and visitors, which includes many popular technology meetups and events including Hack4Reno, NASA Space Apps Challenge, RenoWired, Pixels of Fury and six software development meetups.
Both Reno Collective and PST are hopeful that the service will create opportunities for new endeavors and projects that were previously constrained by slower network speeds.
“PST’s partnership with the Reno Collective is hopefully the beginning of a trend. We are very excited about this opportunity,” said PST General Manager, Bob Marshall.
About Reno Collective
Reno Collective is a collaborative workspace for designers, creatives, technologists, freelancers and entrepreneurs. Opened in 2010, Reno Collective was the first coworking space in the Reno area and has since been heavily involved in developing Reno’s creative, technology, and startup communities.
About Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications
Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications is an innovative provider of Internet and telecommunications services, continually striving to meet the critical needs of its community. PST was formed in 1987, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Portola, CA.