DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rise Broadband, the nation’s largest fixed-wireless Internet service provider, is utilizing state-of-the-art LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology for its upcoming network upgrade and has selected the Joplin, Missouri area as the company’s first enhanced market.
LTE technology is capable of providing residential Internet speeds of 50+ Megabits per second and commercial speeds of 100+ Megabits per second – with ultimate speeds of 1 gigabyte per second – for Rise’s fixed wireless Internet, digital voice, data and multimedia streaming services.
“LTE technology is the globally acknowledged gold standard in the wireless industry,” said Jack Koo, Rise Broadband’s president and chief executive officer, “and customers will benefit from significant increases in speed as well as network capacity as we upgrade our markets.”
Usually associated with mobile phone networks, LTE is the latest generation 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.
Rise Broadband uses wireless spectrum (airwaves) - not fiber, cable or satellite connections - to connect residential and commercial customers throughout its 16-state rural and suburban coverage area. The term “fixed” means Rise delivers Internet and digital phone service to dedicated, permanent locations such as homes or businesses. Rise does not offer mobile wireless (a.k.a. cell phone) service.
The Joplin-area upgrade is expected to be completed in the next several months. Other markets will then be identified and initiated in the ensuing 24+ months based on high customer demand and/or existing network capacity.
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.
Incorporated in 2005 as JAB Broadband, the company rebranded all operations as Rise Broadband in 2015 – including regional divisions Digis, Prairie-iNet, Skybeam, T6 and Rhino Communications.
Today, Rise Broadband offers affordable high-speed broadband (Internet and phone) services in 16 states; with speeds ranging between 3 Megabits per second and 1 Gigabit per second.
Rise Broadband is headquartered in metro Denver. For information, visit risebroadband.com.
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