netBlazr and RightRound Partner to Supply Linux Summit with High-bandwidth Internet Access

BOSTON – March 20, 2017 – When the world’s top open source storage and filesystems researchers and developers gather in Cambridge, MA this week to plan and implement improvements in Linux storage systems, local Internet service provider netBlazr and Austin, Texas-based RightRound will deliver faster broadband to speed their work.

Locally owned and operated, netBlazr is Boston’s top choice for high-speed Internet and Boston’s only broadband provider with a 5-star Yelp rating. RightRound was originally founded in 2005 to deliver Internet services at Austin’s annual mega-festival SXSW (including attendee WiFi and video streaming).

Together, netBlazr and RightRound will provide the Linux Storage, Filesystem & Memory Management Summit (March 20-21, 2017) with 300 Mbps of symmetrical broadband access.

The Summit gathers the foremost development and research experts and kernel subsystem maintainers to map out and implement improvements to the Linux filesystem, storage and memory management subsystems that will make their way into the mainline kernel in the coming years. This two-day invitation-only workshop is a community event underwritten and managed by The Linux Foundation.

“The Linux Foundation asked us to provide a reliable high-speed network for their 2-day event,” said Cliff Skolnick, director and network architect at RightRound.  “And we immediately turned to netBlazr to deliver the internet connectivity. We’ve worked with netBlazr before on Boston area event projects and their superior customer service really makes a difference. Plus, together we can deliver faster broadband, for less than our customer might otherwise pay.”

“The vast majority of our customers are residences and businesses with long term needs and our flexible line-of-sight network can easily and cost-effectively provide temporary solutions to events like The Linux Foundation’s storage event,” explains Jim Hanley, CEO of netBlazr.

netBlazr is connecting RightRound and The Linux Foundation to the internet via its point-to-point wireless connection. netBlazr covers the Greater Boston area.

About netBlazr

netBlazr provides affordable, high-speed Internet to Boston residences and businesses as an alternative to the “big guys” who force people into high-cost service bundles that they don’t want.” netBlazr is a locally-owned business that offers “nothing but net”, an Internet connection that is reliable and affordable and nothing else. No gimmicks, games, or tricks. Just broadband. Learn more at

About RightRound

RightRound is an Austin-based company that delivers a deep knowledge of information technology and has a track record of proven success with high-profile events. Our background includes unparalleled expertise and solid experience in providing critical, dedicated Internet connectivity to technically challenging locations. Our team is a roster of seasoned veterans from the technology, motion picture, telecom and hospitality industries. Our motto is: We are event people who do networking. Providing first-class service to successful events is what gives our work meaning. Learn more at

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