DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rise Broadband is the new brand name for JAB Broadband - the nation’s leading fixed wireless Internet service provider - and its five divisions which offer Internet and phone service to rural and suburban areas throughout 15 states in the Midwest, Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions.
Formerly operating as Digis, Rhino Communications, Skybeam, Prairie iNet and T6, the Rise brand solidifies and unifies the company’s commitment of delivering high-speed, affordable Internet and digital phone service to nearly 200,000 residential and commercial customers.
“Our new name, Rise Broadband, represents our unwavering dedication to connect customers with the people and things they value most – whether they live in rural, remote or suburban areas,” said Jack Koo, president and chief executive officer. “In the coming months, we are making a significant investment in our network to provide increased reliability and faster speeds to better deliver the communications, information, education and entertainment our customers depend on.”
Since incorporating in 2005, the company has acquired 108 fixed wireless Internet service providers and now has 800 employees helping close the digital divide throughout Rise Broadband’s rural and suburban service area.
Additionally, in the past 18 months, the organization has garnered national and international acclaim for its technology, innovation and customer service:
- Awarded $16.9 million through the FCC’s Rural Broadband Experiment program
- Top 100 Global Companies in 2014 by Red Herring Magazine
- America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2014 by Inc. Magazine
- Top 100 North American Companies in 2014 by Red Herring Magazine
- Operator of the Year in 2013 by the Wireless Internet Service Provider Association
About Rise Broadband
Rise Broadband is the nation’s largest fixed wireless Internet provider; serving nearly 200,000 rural and suburban residential and commercial accounts in the Midwest, Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions.
Parent company JAB Broadband was incorporated in 2005 and previously operated as Digis, Prairie-iNet, Skybeam, T6 and Rhino Communications throughout 15 states; offering affordable high-speed broadband (Internet and phone) services with speeds ranging between 3 Mbps and 1 Gbps.
Rise Broadband is headquartered in metro Denver. For more information, visit www.risebroadband.com.
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