Marc Hudson

CEO & Co-Founder
Rocket Fiber

In January 2013 Marc Hudson was an engineer at Quicken Loans. He'd seen the impact gigabit fiberoptic Internet networks had had on cities like Kansas City & Chattanooga and submitted an idea through Quicken Loan's website to bring the same to Detroit. He also sent several emails directly to QL Founder Dan Gilbert, suggesting he ought to add another company to his Rock Ventures family of companies. Gilbert didn’t just respond, he responded eagerly, and Rocket Fiber LLC was officially launched in June 2014. Gilbert and Rock Ventures internally financed the $30 million cost of the first phase, which includes underground installation of 5.5 miles of fiberoptic cable throughout the Central Business District. Hudson and his co-founders, COO Edi Demaj and CTO Randy Foster, remain dedicated to bringing affordable gigabit internet and an industry-leading, personalized client experience to residents and businesses in Detroit. Rocket Fiber’s newly-built fiber backbone is designed to transform the way Rocket Fiber clients create, collaborate and communicate.



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