EDINBURG, Va., Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (“Shentel”) (Nasdaq: SHEN) announced the expansion of high-speed Internet access to homes in Buckingham and Greene Counties through Beam, its new fixed wireless broadband service. This expansion will benefit over 1,000 households and is part of a larger expansion that has already made service available to over 22,000 households this year.
In New Canton, Virginia, an estimated 6-mile coverage radius is being broadcast from a communications tower located at 25290 N. James Madison Highway, providing coverage to over 300 households.
In Ruckersville, Virginia, an estimated 6-mile coverage radius is being broadcast from a communications tower located at 580 Carpenters Mill Road providing coverage to over 600 households.
Beam Internet targets rural, less densely populated areas of Shentel’s footprint during a time when reliable, high-speed Internet has become more critical than ever before. Beam’s fixed wireless broadband service is delivered over licensed 2.5GHz and 3.5GHz mid-band spectrum and leverages 5G-ready LTE technology, local communications towers, small cell sites, and Shentel’s extensive regional fiber optic network. Beam offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps, and prices start at $60 per month with no hidden fees or surcharges.
“For well over a century, rural communities have been able to rely on Shentel for dependable telecommunications technology,” said Dan Meenan, VP of Wireless Engineering & Construction at Shentel. “Beam Internet represents our next step in providing fast, affordable, and reliable high speed Internet to meet the telecommunications needs of unserved and underserved homes.”
For more information about Beam internet, please visit www.iwantbeam.com or call (540) 534-2326.