RESTON, Va. and REDMOND, Wash. – October 12, 2011 – LightSquared, a wholesale carrier building a nationwide wireless broadband network that will create consumer choice and drive industry innovation, and Aircado, the wireless broadband service provider for smaller towns and cities, have signed a wholesale agreement that will enable Aircado to deliver high-speed mobile data services to its customers across the country.
Aircado serves “micropolitan” towns and cities; areas representing 20 million people across the United States that are underserved by the larger wireless carriers. Operating on LightSquared’s nationwide network, Aircado will be able to offer its customers affordable and reliable high-speed wireless services, operating on the latest devices for use at home and on the go.
“With LightSquared’s nationwide 4G-LTE network, we can implement our unique community-based business model and deliver wireless broadband services to small but important towns throughout America,” said Loren Wengerd, Aircado CEO. “LightSquared’s network and attractive wholesale-only economics allow us to advance the delivery of our services in the markets we plan to serve at a dramatically quicker pace, while offering competitively priced products to our growing base of customers.”
“Aircado’s commitment to bring broadband services to “micropolitan” markets aligns well with LightSquared’s mission to deliver wireless broadband to all Americans,” said Sanjiv Ahuja, chairman and chief executive officer of LightSquared. “We are pleased to partner with Aircado as it furthers its plans to provide much-needed communications services to smaller towns and cities throughout the United States.”