Rise Broadband Continues to Expand Its Fixed Wireless LTE Network;
Increasing Internet Speeds Up To 50 Mbps
Enhancements in Texas, Illinois, Nebraska, Iowa, Idaho and Oklahoma Help Customers Stay Ahead of Their Ever-Growing Broadband Use
DENVER [Business Wire] – May 11, 2016 – Rise Broadband, the country’s largest fixed wireless broadband provider of Internet and digital phone service, continues to increase Internet speeds up to 50 Megabits per second (Mbps) by expanding its Long Term Evolution (LTE) coverage area in more than 20 small-to-mid-sized markets. In doing so, rural and suburban subscribers can receive faster access to data, streaming, shopping and other on-line activities.
“With our customers’ Internet usage growing 40% a year, these LTE upgrades help them remain ahead of their constantly-increasing needs,” said Jack Koo, Rise Broadband’s president and chief executive officer.
In this phase of the Rise upgrade, residential and commercial customers in rural and suburban areas* of Texas, Illinois, Nebraska, Iowa, Idaho and Oklahoma are receiving enhanced, affordable and reliable access to information, communications and entertainment.
*Coverage may vary. Click here to ascertain coverage for a specific location.
Usually associated with mobile phone networks, LTE technology is the worldwide standard in wireless connectivity. When used in a fixed wireless environment, LTE will initially provide twice the speed and ultimately more than four times the speed of previous operating platforms.
The term “fixed wireless” means Rise Broadband delivers Internet and digital phone service to permanent structures (home and businesses) using wireless spectrum (airwaves) – not fiber, cable or satellite technology – to connect customers. As a result, Rise is able to provide Internet access in rural and suburban areas often under-served by wireline carriers. The company also offers DISH TV service throughout its coverage area.
Additional Rise markets are being upgraded to the LTE platform over the next 18+ months.
About Rise Broadband
Rise Broadband is the nation’s largest fixed wireless Internet service provider; offering affordable high-speed broadband (Internet and phone) services in 16 states with speeds ranging between 3 Mbps and 1 Gbps. Established in 2005 as JAB Wireless, Inc., Rise serves nearly 200,000 residential /commercial accounts in rural and suburban areas throughout the Midwest, Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions. Rise is headquartered in metro Denver and more information can be found at RiseBroadband.com.
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