Willie Nelson Ditches the Satellite with Mushroom Networks Portabella

A few years ago we received press about Willie Nelson‘s  innovative use of our product. I thought it would be great to share this again in our blog, in the likely event that many of you missed the news that he was using our product to keep in touch with fans while on an exhaustive tour schedule:

Willie Nelson’s tour group will use the PortaBella as they travel on average 200 days per year performing their American country classics from coast to coast and raising awareness for some of the great social causes that Willie Nelson is involved with including Farm Aid. Utilizing the ultra-fast connection, the team has the ability to quickly upload music performances, update media rich website content, browse the web and communicate via VoIP.

Mushroom Network PortaBella is a small form factor networking device that provides extremely fast and cost effective Internet connectivity for mobile and portable deployments.

The device combines the bandwidth capacity of as many as five USB based cellular data cards, providing increased access speeds both in the uplink and downlink directions and has a 10/100baseT Ethernet based LAN port to connect to a local network or multiple devices at the mobile location for bandwidth sharing.

“Touring groups, including ours, commonly made use of satellite or a single router to connect online as we traveled from venue to venue, which can be expensive and at times extremely slow,” said David Anderson, tour manager for Willie Nelson. “Due to Mushroom’s PortaBella cutting edge technology, we can now use our current laptop data cards and bond them together to create an incredibly fast connection for the entire bus. Because PortaBella allows us to utilize mobile broadband services from multiple carriers – we rarely lose connection even in rural areas or if one card goes down.”

Puja Abid, VP of Marketing, Mushroom Networks, Inc. 

Mushroom Networks is the provider of SD-WAN (Software Defined WAN) and NFV solutions capable of Broadband Bonding that enables self-healing WAN networks that route around network problems such as latency, jitter and packet loss.

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