Wireless ISP Vivint Pushes Wireless 100 Mbps Broadband for $60/month

Vivint, a provider of smart home technology, is pushing their way into the broadband Internet access business with a  fixed wireless Internet product that promises symmetrical 100 Mbps. The offer is delivered via a unique hybrid wireless solution, using both licensed and unlicensed spectrum. Vivint...Learn More

Consolidated Electric Cooperative Offers Gigabit to Schools

Ohio’s Consolidated Electric Cooperative is one of a growing number of electric companies that have undertaken the task of deploying broadband where it wasn’t previously available or was available only at a high cost. Consolidated’s approach to broadband is different from that of some other...Learn More

JAB Broadband Re-Brands Acquired Wireless ISPs Under Rise Name

May 15, 2015 — 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...Learn More

Florida ISP Uses Dark Fiber to Boost Bandwidth, Lower Costs

Florida-based Internet service provider Joytel expects to expand service and offer higher bandwidth and better pricing as the result of an agreement with Allied Fiber – the company that set out several years ago to build a nationwide dark fiber network and now has completed the portion...Learn More

Broadband Provider Associations Seek Stay of Title II Decision on Broadband

Five associations representing broadband service providers in two separate filings on Friday asked the FCC to stay its decision to reclassify broadband as a Title II telecommunications service. One filing came from the American Cable Association and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association. The other...Learn More

FCC Rural Broadband Experiment Winners Include ILECs, WISPs, Others

The Federal Communications Commission has provisionally chosen nearly 40 entities to receive funding in the commission’s rural broadband experiment initiative. Among those chosen are 14 wireless ISPs, seven local telephone companies, four power companies and two cable companies. Other winners include competitive carriers that use...Learn More

Libraries Get Serious About TV White Spaces Broadband

A new partnership between the Wireless Internet Service Providers’ Association and the Gigabit Libraries Network aims to facilitate the deployment of TV white spaces (TVWS) broadband in libraries nationwide. “The WISP needs experience with TVWS and libraries offer an ideal demo site in their local...Learn More

Interview: Broadband Networks Buys Omnicity Out of Bankruptcy

Fixed broadband wireless provider Omnicity should gain a new lease on life, now that a new management team has purchased the bankrupt company. Broadband Networks, a company formed solely to purchase Omnicity, said this week that it will continue to operate the company, which serves...Learn More

CTO Interview: Behind Agile Networks’ Statewide Wireless Ohio Network

A statewide network under construction in Ohio aims to make broadband available to more than three million locations, including 100,000 homes that cannot currently get broadband – without relying on any funding from the broadband stimulus program or the Universal Service fund. “It’s all funded...Learn More

WISPs Target CenturyLink over Connect America Fund

Wireless internet service providers (WISPs) have never been coy regarding their opinion of the universal service fund (USF) and its impact on their business. Many WISPs feel the USF unfairly rewards incumbent providers with subsidies and undermines their ability to compete. The latest iteration of...Learn More

Despite Uncertainty, Wireless ISPs Plan to Use TV White Spaces

Some broadband wireless Internet service providers are gearing up to deploy point-to-multipoint service in TV white spaces spectrum, despite regulatory uncertainty about the long-term plan for the spectrum. “The FCC declared it as unlicensed for the time being and equipment manufacturers should ship the first...Learn More

Bankrupt Open Range’s Assets to be Auctioned in Global Webcast

In somewhat of an ironic twist, Heritage Global Partners and Counsel RB Capital will be using the Internet to auction off assets of Open Range Communications, a recently failed broadband wireless Internet and VoIP services provider . A global auction will be webcast on Wednesday...Learn More