PowerStream Partners with Skycasters for Streaming “Gettysburg Address”

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania – November 20, 2009 Read here the press release from PowerStream, of Troy, Michigan, announcing their technology partnership with Skycasters yesterday morning, prior to their streaming of the delivery of the Gettysburg Address at Dedication Day in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on the 146th anniversary of President Lincoln’s address. 2009 is the 200th anniversary of President Lincoln’s birth.


PowerStream to Live Broadcast the 146th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address – Dedication Day Ceremony – from Soldiers’ National Cemetery

Troy, MI, – November 19, 2009 – PowerStream, LLC., the award-winning Content Delivery Network and market leader for streaming audio and video online, announced it has been selected by the Pennsylvania Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission to provide LIVE, exclusive coverage of the Gettysburg Dedication Day Ceremony, commemorating the 146th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 2009 from Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

For the first time ever, PowerStream is able to broadcast from remote locations without the convenience of an Internet connection or power source. This is made possible by utilizing PowerStream’s self-contained AC power system, which is composed of a series of high-capacity DC batteries and a true sine-wave power inverter, therefore eliminating the nuisance of a noisy generator.

PowerStream has teamed up with Skycasters, a premier source of mobile satellite Internet connectivity, to offer dedicated bandwidth to our award-winning global infrastructure. Through these innovations, the historical broadcast will be completely unplugged and delivered to Internet audiences world-wide.

The Dedication Day Ceremony kicks off at 10:00 a.m. ET with keynote speaker and Academy Award-winning actor, Richard Dreyfuss. Celebrated for his roles in films like American Graffiti, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and The Goodbye Girl, Dreyfuss has been a lifelong student of history, with a particular and keen interest in the Civil War. With Harold Holzer, he has performed the words of Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant at such venues as New York, Los Angeles and Illinois. Dreyfuss is an ardent student of American history and has been involved in various documentary projects, including The Great Battles of the Civil War and Lincoln.

Event performances of the day include: “The President’s Own” United States Marine band; President Lincoln, acclaimed portrayer Jim Getty, reciting the Gettysburg Address; a Naturalization Ceremony presented by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; and a Graveside Salute to the U.S. Colored Troops, all at Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg.

November 19, the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s infamous Gettysburg Address and the Dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, was formally designated as Dedication Day by a joint resolution of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on August 7, 1946. Dedication Day is sponsored annually by the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania and the Gettysburg National Military Park.

The unprecedented online access will allow viewers across the globe to experience the Gettysburg Event as it unfolds.

To virtually attend the live Bicentennial Gettysburg Event visit: www.palincoln.org.

About the Pennsylvania Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission:
The purpose of the Pennsylvania Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission is to organize, arrange and coordinate bicentennial tributes to Abraham Lincoln in Pennsylvania and to coordinate those activities with the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission of the federal government, as well as other interested parties.

About PowerStream, LLC:
PowerStream is an award-winning Content Delivery Network (CDN) and market leader for streaming media over the Internet since 1998. Continually recognized for its scalable and cost-effective content delivery solutions, PowerStream has gained distinction with its commitment to customer service. PowerStream is headquartered in Troy, Michigan. Learn more about PowerStream’s unparalleled solutions at www.PowerStream.NET.

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“Our mission is to partner with clients to deliver a flawless experience, anytime, anywhere…every time.”
For more information:
Communications Contact
Michele Mazgai


About Skycasters

Skycasters is a leader in broadband satellite Internet solutions for businesses, including disaster first responders, that need more than traditional terrestrial landlines. Everything in Skycasters’ infrastructure, including teleports, hubs, and the network operating center, is business-grade and company-owned. The equipment at your location is business-grade, and designed to meet the unique challenges of your industry, no matter how rugged the conditions. Skycasters’ 24/7 tech support and customer service in-house experts can resolve any issue that may arise.

Call Skycasters at 800-268-8653, or visit us on the web at www.skycasters.com.

SOURCE Skycasters, LLC.

CONTACT: Media, Michael P. Kister, President, +1-330-785-2100,
or Gordon H. Landefeld, Marketing, +1-330-785-2100,
both of Skycasters, LLC.
Web site: http://www.skycasters.com/


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