Fixed wireless technology developer and service provider Starry says that it is expanding to Las Vegas and the surrounding area, where it will offer services to about 500,000 addresses. The launch is expected later this year.
The provider’s base plan is $50 per month for 200 Mbps download and 100 Mbps upload speeds. There are no data caps, equipment fees or long-term contracts, the company says.
The project is being undertaken in partnership with Quanta, a specialty contractor active in the utility, renewable energy, communications, pipeline and energy industries.
“There is an urgent need for competition in the broadband industry and we’re excited to bring a new broadband service option to Nevada,” Starry co-Founder and CEO Chet Kanojia said in a press release. “Most American consumers lack a choice in internet providers, leaving them with sky high bills for sub-par service, or worse, no broadband service at all because they can’t afford it. Starry set out to change that because we believe that every family should have access to the connectivity they need to thrive.”
Starry currently provides services in the Boston; New York City; Washington, DC; Denver; Los Angeles and Columbus, OH markets. Its roadmap aims at offering its services to more than 40 million households across the United States.
Starry points to the need for competition in the broadband sector and low cost alternatives for economically stressed households.
In March, Starry said that it is partnering with media company Ziff Davis and non-profit Human-I-T to provide inexpensive devices to public and affordable housing residents where the company offers its low cost Starry Connect service. The company says that there are more than 55,000 housing units with access to the service in various markets.
In January, Starry Connect and the Cambridge Housing Authority partnered to bring the low cost Starry Connect service to approximately 2,630 units throughout 27 communities in the city.