Home Run at Field of Dreams Game for MVlink!
In 2016, when Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative (MVEC) launched MVlink, our fiber internet service, we did not know that a mere five years later we would be supplying internet to one of the most anticipated (and watched) baseball games in recent history. For the inaugural game at the Field of Dreams in Dyersville on August 13, BaAM, the production company that built the infrastructure for the big game, relied heavily on MVlink’s services for production, voice connections and service to a temporary cell tower to handle the influx of fans.
“Due to the size of the production and Dyersville’s rural location, this project posed several challenges for event organizers. MVEC’s Fiber, Technical Services and IT teams worked diligently and innovatively to design and deploy a rock-solid fiber internet network capable of serving extremely high volume usage. The end result was that the MVlink network performed flawlessly, as expected,” said Jeff Geistkemper, Fiber Plant Manager, Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative.
The entities responsible for this high-visibility project were very complimentary of not only the quality of the network connection but also the quality of customer service MVEC provided. “The Field of Dreams project was another opportunity to showcase MVlink’s capabilities. I am really proud of our whole team’s effort to provide flawless service in a challenging environment—event organizers built an 8,000-seat baseball stadium in the middle of an Iowa cornfield—MVlink made their jobs a little easier and gave them one less thing to worry about. Once again, we were able to step up and meet the needs of those we work for,” Jeremy Richert, CEO, Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative.