Rise Broadband Expands Fixed Wireless Network in Ten Markets; Fast, Affordable Internet Access in Under-served Communities

Texas, Illinois, Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas Areas Have Enhanced High-Speed Alternative for Ever-Growing Communications Needs

DENVER--()--Rise Broadband, the country’s largest fixed wireless internet and digital phone provider, has expanded its communications network in ten market areas in conjunction with the Federal Communications Commission’s Connect America Fund program. As a result, more residents and businesses in these locales are able to get high-speed access to data, streaming, shopping and other on-line activities.

Rise Broadband’s enhanced market areas* include:

Iowa     Texas     Nebraska

Bassett

Burton

St. Libory

Parkersburg

Corsicana

Columbus

Sioux City

           
Illinois Kansas

Manville

Marion

Coal City

           

*Coverage may vary. Click here to ascertain coverage for a specific location.

“Because we deliver internet/phone service through a wireless connection, our customers get fast, reliable and affordable access in areas often under-served by wireline carriers,” said Jack Koo, Rise Broadband’s president and chief executive officer. “In doing so, we connect people with the enhanced information, entertainment and education they desire while supporting and bolstering each area’s economy in the process.”

In 2015, Rise began upgrading its markets to Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology, providing speeds up to 50 Mbps (megabits per second). To date, more than 40 markets have been enhanced and others are scheduled over the next nine to 15 months.

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. The company also offers DISH and Direct TV service throughout its coverage area.

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. More information can be obtained at RiseBroadband.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

The information in this news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the company's business strategy and expectations. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "plan," "intend," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," or "continue," the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology. Actual events or results may differ materially. The company disclaims any obligation to publicly update these statements, or disclose any difference between its actual results and those reflected in these statements. The information constitutes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Contacts

Abels Communication Company
Richard Abels, 303-779-6292
rabels@AbelsComm.com

Release Summary

Fixed Wireless Leader Rise Broadband Expands Network in 10 Markets in Texas, Illinois, Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas

Contacts

Abels Communication Company
Richard Abels, 303-779-6292
rabels@AbelsComm.com