DETROIT, Sept. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rocket Fiber, the Internet provider making headlines for promising 100 times faster Internet in Detroit, selected Momentum – a Metro Detroit startup – for its digital launch.
Momentum CEO Jimi Plouffe was thrilled that his agency was chosen. "We were ecstatic. They had their choice of agencies – but they chose to keep their business local and support another startup. We appreciate that, and we know their customers will, too."
A quick comparison of both companies CEOs, and it's clear this partnership is a fit:
Rocket Fiber's CEO Marc Hudson, 28, once a software engineer for Quicken Loans, took a chance on himself by submitting his idea through the company's online suggestion box. Now, his idea is quickly becoming a reality, one fiber-optic cable at a time. Hudson was recently featured as one of Crain's Detroit Business' "Twenty in Their 20s" and will soon be able to stake claim to changing the way Detroiters live, work and play.
Momentum's CEO, Jimi Plouffe, 27, also took a chance on himself early on. Self-taught and self-made, he rapidly developed his engineering skills in his teens as both a website programmer and designer. By the time he was 23, entrepreneurship in the Detroit area was on the rise, and small businesses struggled to find experienced, yet cost-efficient digital talent to market their ideas. Eager to help other entrepreneurs succeed, Plouffe started Momentum, which now provides digital marketing services to organizations throughout Detroit, and beyond.
"Both companies share a deep commitment to technological innovation and community growth," Plouffe said. "But developing Rocket Fiber's website was especially exciting, because the company is going to transform Detroit – which is why we are so honored to deliver a platform that conveys that message."
Momentum – provides businesses in Detroit and its surrounding areas with digital services such as web/mobile site design, online advertising, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), email marketing and social media management. (www.seekmomentum.com)
Rocket Fiber – will provide 100 times faster Internet, advanced HDTV, and hyper speed business services to Detroit in late 2015. The average residential Internet connection in the United States is about 10 megabits per second (Mbps). Rocket Fiber will provide speeds up to 1,000 Mbps over a cutting-edge fiber optic infrastructure. (www.rocketfiber.com)
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