Two More Networks Join Rural LTE Alliance
Published on: 20th Jun 2011
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NetAmerica Alliance, a USA based alliance of rural mobile networks planning a joint LTE network rollout has announced that two Texas based networks have joined the program.
Peoples Telephone Cooperative (Quitman Texas) and Etex Telephone Cooperative (Gilmer Texas) are committed to rolling out LTE services, and are building a mobile broadband network in their license areas. These two new participants bring an additional population coverage of over 650,000 subscribers and a land mass of over 7,500 square miles.
While not a license holder itself, Etex took advantage of NetAmerica's license development program to acquire license rights from another carrier which allows the Cooperative to provide coverage in its serving area.
"Part of the benefit of joining the alliance is the ability to work in partnership with other carriers who may own license rights in certain geographies, but may not be interested in developing those specific areas themselves," said Danny Keller, General Manager of Etex. "We acquired the license rights from Peoples and are now able to provide our customers advanced 4G services. It is a win-win for all those involved and it would not have been possible without NetAmerica."