Editor’s Corner—The economics of fixed wireless, from LTE to 5G, and what it means for Verizon
Closer to home, 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. Rise operates fixed wireless services in rural locations in Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and elsewhere in the West. The company’s data allotments range from 250 GB per month to 500 GB per month.