Wireless internet is the future of home internet. With wireless, you no longer need to run a physical wire to each house, which is one of the most time consuming and expensive parts of rolling out home internet.
Now Redzone internet has announced plans to continue their roll out of 1 Gbps fixed wireless internet to underserviced markets. Currently, Redzone offers their service to 225K locations across 50 markets. Now they are adding 40K new locations in Maine.
“Redzone Wireless remains on the forefront of fixed wireless broadband network innovation, and we have advanced the reliability, capacity and speed of our 5Gx technology substantially over the last year,” said Jim McKenna, president of Redzone Wireless in a press release. “We are confident in both our 5Gx network and the ability of our team to execute on this ambitious plan to bring improved broadband services to thousands of additional Maine households and businesses in 2018.”
“Redzone is not announcing the receipt or award of specific grant funding, but that we are now actively engaged in pursuing federal grants,” Forcillo tells Telecompetitor. “In the past we funded our network expansion primarily through private capital investment.”
Redzone Wireless uses a combination of different wireless spectrum from 2.5 GHz to unlicensed 5.2 and 5.8 GHz spectrum bands. They call the service 5Gx, but it’s not technically true 5G. It looks like Redzone is working on building off of the excitement for 5G internet.
These new markets are typically rural areas that struggle with maybe one high speed internet option. Now that this new fixed wireless option is rolling out it is hoped that it will bring lower prices from new competition.
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