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DISH Plans for Terrestrial/ Satellite Broadband Network on Hold, But Far From Dead

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The FCC on Friday opted not to give DISH Network requested waivers that would have enabled the company to offer terrestrial-only handsets for a proposed hybrid satellite/ terrestrial mobile broadband wireless service offering. DISH also was not granted a requested exemption from a requirement to have a spare satellite available on the ground within one...Learn More

Clearwire to Start LTE Construction in First Quarter 2012

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Clearwire estimates it will spend $600 million to build its new Long Term Evolution network, spending about a halt to two thirds of that amount in 2012, the balance in 2013. What that might mean is that 5,000 LTE cell sites will be active by June of 2013, with a total of 8,000 sites relatively...Learn More

FreedomPop Takes Free Mobile Broadband Strategy to Clearwire

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FreedomPop, the company planning to provide free mobile broadband, said yesterday that it will use the Clearwire network to support its offering. Originally FreedomPop planned to use the LightSquared network, but that no longer appears to be an option, now that the FCC has said it plans to vacate the conditional waiver order that had...Learn More

FreedomPop Reveals “Free” Mobile Broadband Plans

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Shedding some light on a telecom industry mystery, a FreedomPop executive opened up in a Forbes interview, laying out the company’s plans to launch a “free” national mobile broadband service. The company — whose backers include Atomico, the venture capital firm of Skype and Kazaa co-founder Niklas Zennstrom — is on track for a summer...Learn More

NetAmerica Alliance Opens its ‘SuperCenter’ NOC for 4G LTE

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NetAmerica Alliance (NAA) announced the opening of their ‘SuperCenter’ and 24/7 network operations center (NOC). The NetAmerica Alliance SuperCenter houses the IMS based core of the 4G LTE wireless network they are building to be used by their rural wireless network operator affiliates. NAA is hoping to build an alliance of rural 4G LTE wireless...Learn More

Verizon, Cox Communications in New Deal

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Verizon Wireless and Cox Communications have agreed to a deal that would give Verizon Wireless all of Cox’s advanced wireless spectrum in exchange for $315 million and an agreement to sell each other’s services. Verizon Wireless will get a 20MHz block of wireless spectrum from Cox, while Verizon Wireless and Cox will resell each others...Learn More

Open Range Bidder Backs Out, Liquidation Looks to be Next

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The Open Range saga continues and it looks like a bankruptcy liquidation is the final act for this rural wireless broadband provider. As we’ve been covering since the beginning, Open Range was a new breed of rural broadband provider who planned to use WiMAX (and later LTE) to bring broadband service to underserved communities across...Learn More

China Telecom Set to Launch U.S. MVNO

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In what is a great example of the dynamism of the U.S. telecom market, China Telecom announced they intend to launch a wireless MVNO service in the U.S. China Telecom is the largest incumbent Chinese telecom provider with 194 million fixed-line telephone subscribers, 62.36 million mobile (CDMA) subscribers, 61.75 million broadband customers, and 670K total...Learn More

Open Range Receives $2 Million Bid

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A little-known broadband wireless provider based in Minnesota has offered $2 million for the assets of bankrupt service provider Open Range Communications, the Denver Post is reporting. The bidder, tothehome.com, was formed in 2006 and offers service in the rural community of Shakopee, Minn. Open Range, which filed for bankruptcy in October, reportedly has designated...Learn More

Rural WiMAX Provider Open Range’s Troubles Adds to Rural Broadband Debate

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Numerous reports indicate that rural WiMAX operator Open Range is in serious trouble. The company has apparently told most employees they will be laid off and they are potentially looking for a buyer. Colorado based Open Range operates a WiMAX-based broadband wireless network that had plans of operating in 546 rural markets, across 17 states,...Learn More

Verizon Adds Chariton Valley to Verizon Rural 4G Program

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The relative silence of late regarding the Verizon LTE in Rural America program was broken today with news that Macon, Missouri based Chariton Valley Communications is the latest rural carrier to join Verizon’s Rural LTE program. Chariton Valley is now the 11th identified carrier to join the program. “The LTE in Rural America program allows...Learn More

DISH Outlines 4G Wireless Plans

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Dish Network this week filed an application with the FCC to combine spectrum it acquired from TerreStar with spectrum acquired from DBSD with the goal of using the combined 40 MHz of spectrum to launch a hybrid satellite and terrestrial mobile and fixed broadband network. Dish bought assets of satellite operators TerreStar and DBSD  in...Learn More