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Editor’s Corner—The economics of fixed wireless, from LTE to 5G, and what it means – Fierce Wireless

Fixed wireless services have been around for years. As wireless technologies have improved (think 2G to 4G), so have the speeds. Rise Broadband offers an even clearer look at the economics of LTE-powered fixed wireless services. Specifically, the company’s co-founder and chief development officer, Jeff Kohler, said recently that fixed deployments typically cost a fifth to a tenth what it would cost to build a comparable wired service.

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4G LTE Leveraged for Fixed Wireless Broadband in Rural Communities – RCR Wireless News

Approximately 30% of U.S. households in remote and rural communities still lack access to high speed broadband, and availability of fixed terrestrial broadband services in rural America continues to lag behind urban and suburban areas at all speeds. Rise Broadband has leveraged private equity investments to acquire 100+ smaller operators since its founding in 2006, and is now the largest U.S. Wireless Internet Service Provider with approximately 200,000 subscribers in 16 mid and western states.

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