Rise Broadband is trying to help close the digital divide by offering competitively-priced broadband to mostly rural homes and businesses. The 3.5 GHz band would connect not only the unconnected and the underserved in the rural areas but also provide a competitive choice for business and homes in suburban areas.
A group of 17 entities, including Google, Boingo Wireless, Microsoft, American Tower and Rise Broadband, sent a letter to the FCC urging the commission to stick to the rules it…for the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Services (CBRS) band. Rise has made quite an investment in the 3.5 GHz band and it’s concerned that if the FCC were to change the rules, it would undermine its efforts.
Broadband internet in rural or suburban communities is a bigger issue than most local governments can handle. Yet Rise Broadband can build its (fixed) wireless networks for one-fifth the cost of wired internet providers. Once equipment is on a tower or home, Rise has few maintenance expenses besides periodic upgrades to a tower’s capacity.
Rise Broadband and other members of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance wants the FCC to end uncertainty around the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) space so companies can deploy networks.
Executives at Rise Broadband and Ruckus Wireless are among those concerned the FCC might decide to restructure the rules for the 3.5 GHz spectrum band. Rise reinforced its support for existing rules regarding 3.5 GHz spectrum which will enhance future fixed wireless broadband service.
Rise Broadband has launched new Alliance Channel Partner programs aimed at identifying, recruiting, motivating and compensating master agents, broadband resellers and aggregators. These programs give Rise’s partners a new product that fills a gap in most agents/partners’ connectivity product portfolios as well as the tools and resources they need to be successful.
Rise Broadband: Fixed 5G Broadband Has Real Rural Challenges by Joan Engebretson Despite increased interest in fixed 5G on the part of the nation’s largest carriers, it’s still not a great choice for rural areas, said Jeff Kohler, co-founder of rural broadband wireless network operator Rise Broadband, in an interview with Telecompetitor. In discussing fixed […]
CED BRIEFS: Rise Broadband, Teleste, Ting Internet Laura Hamilton Editor – @cedmagazine Full Bio > January 20, 2017 Rise Broadband extended its communications network in 10 markets in conjunction with the FCC’s Connect America Fund program. Market areas include communities in Iowa, Texas, Nebraska, Illinois, and Kansas. “Because we deliver internet/phone service through a wireless […]
Rise Broadband Cites CAF Program for Broadband Expansion, Adds 10 ‘Enhanced’ Broadband Markets Joan Engebretson Broadband wireless provider Rise Broadband issued a press release today noting that it had expanded its network in 10 market areas in conjunction with the FCC’s Connect America Fund (CAF) program. Rise apparently is referring to new buildouts supported, at […]
Rise Broadband Expands Fixed Wireless Network in Ten Markets US operator Rise Broadband expanded its network in ten market areas with support from the Federal Communications Commission’s Connect America Fund programme. Rise Broadband’s enhanced market areas include Iowa (Bassett, Parkersburg, and Sioux City), Texas (Burton and Corsicana), Nebraska (St. Libory and Columbus), Illinois (Manville and […]