Rise Co-founder Jeff Kohler says areas with less density can best be served with fixed wireless networks that can be built for far less money and that the lawmakers who direct funding towards built-out projects are getting the message.
A national study from the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA), of which Rise Broadband is a leading member, says the economics of fixed wireless make it the most cost-effective broadband solution for rural and other under-served areas because networks can be built and upgraded faster and at a fraction of the cost of networks based on DSL, fiber, or cable.
Telarus is celebrating partnerships with two telecommunications providers including Rise Broadband. Telarus agents can now sell Rise’s enterprise voice and data services throughout its coverage area
Telarus, a Utah-based technology services company with more than 100 data, voice, and cloud providers, now distributes Rise Broadband’s voice and data services throughout its nationwide partner base. “Our partners are always looking for reliable service providers to enable internet, voice and data services in markets which are not well served,” said Telarus CEO Adam Edwards.
Rise Broadband and No Barriers Warriors have selected 12 wounded veterans for the all-expenses-paid Rocky Mountain Veteran Expedition training program from September 23 to 30; helping veterans address personal challenges and eliminate obstacles as they rejoin families and communities.
The advantage of fixed wireless is the cost of deployment particularly in serving rural parts of the country. Fixed wireless networks allow for higher capacity through shared spectrum.
A coalition of well-known communications organizations, including Rise, Google and others, asks the FCC to provide a quicker, more viable path to technology which will enable rural areas to receive expanded, faster broadband service.
Rise Broadband, Google and other members of the Broadband Access Coalition call on the FCC to authorize new, licensed, fixed wireless frequencies which can further close the digital divide as well as handle other applications.
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.
Rise Broadband has chosen PGi as its lone collaboration small business and enterprise provider. The Atlanta-based PGi will be Rise Broadband’s only supplier of business video, web, audio and streaming conferencing solutions.