Bluegrass Bus Museum


You are here

Free WOB Wifi at Raleigh Convention Center Courtesy celito

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

Celito WiFi at World of BluegrassNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) announced an added bonus for those attending IBMA’s World of Bluegrass event, September 30-October 4, in Raleigh, North Carolina: “Wide Open Wifi” - free access to wifi within the Raleigh Convention Center, courtesy of Raleigh-based telecommunications company celito.

World of Bluegrass attendees inside the Raleigh Convention Center will be able to access the free wifi throughout all days of the event, from Tuesday, September 30 through Saturday, October 4. Once inside the RCC, attendees can connect to the "IBMA Free Wifi by" wireless network (SSID); no password is required.

Outside the Raleigh Convention Center, attendees can use the "Downtown Raleigh FREE WiFI" network to get free Internet service. This service is available on the Fayetteville St. Mall and at other outdoor areas downtown. A service area map is available at:

celito is a Raleigh born, Raleigh based company that was founded in 1999 with the mission to “help people with our unique knowledge and capabilities and build services on our fiber based network.” Fast forward 15 years and is now the Internet provider for all major entertainment venues in Raleigh-Durham, servicing hundreds of businesses in North Carolina with their fiber based Internet service, voice and data center services.

“When we look at an opportunity to give back to our community we really try and focus on organizations that fall into one of three categories: the military, organizations serving children, or the arts, said celito’s Catrina Vienrich. “When the opportunity to support IBMA presented itself we knew that it was a core focus and core value fit for our company and we wanted to be a part. As a Raleigh born, locally grown company we are advocates for our city and are proud to support an amazing arts organization and event such as IBMA.”

“As an international organization, IBMA members rely heavily on web-based communication and marketing in our efforts to promote bluegrass music to new audiences literally around the world,” said Nancy Cardwell, IBMA’s Executive Director. “So we are especially grateful to our friends at celito and the Raleigh Convention Center for wifi access during World of Bluegrass events. This generous offer is unprecedented in the convention center world. Free wifi on site is just one more good reason for us to be hosting World of Bluegrass events in Raleigh through 2018.”

IBMA – the International Bluegrass Music Association – is the professional trade organization for the global bluegrass music community. The organization’s six-year stay in Raleigh is the result of a partnership with The Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau, PineCone—The Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, the City of Raleigh and a local organizing committee.

Theme by Danetsoft and Danang Probo Sayekti inspired by Maksimer