Redzone Wireless, LLC Officially Launches Next Generation 4G LTE Advanced Broadband Network in Maine

Key Milestone Reached in Plan to Increase Statewide Broadband Access and Speed with First Coverage Areas Established in Portland, Waterville and on Great Diamond Island

June 3, 2015 – Camden, Maine.  Redzone Wireless, LLC, a Maine-based wireless Internet service provider (WISP), announces the launch of its powerful new wireless broadband network and the activation of its first three coverage areas.  Redzone had previously announced approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to operate using the Educational Broadband Service (EBS) Spectrum granted under the company’s exclusive lease agreement with the University of Maine System. 

“Redzone has achieved a significant accomplishment by deploying this next generation broadband network and beginning full commercial operations.  The company has begun delivering broadband services to Portland, Waterville, and Great Diamond Island customers on the most advanced wireless Internet network in Maine,” said Jim McKenna, Redzone Wireless, LLC President. “While this is an important milestone for Redzone and Maine, our long term goal is to continue expanding coverage to reach more than 90% of Maine’s residents and businesses within a few short years,” explained McKenna.

Redzone Wireless plans to further expand network coverage to a total of 15 areas reaching over 25% of Maine’s population by the end of 2015.

“We are pleased to provide a new choice in broadband service for the people of Maine,” said Michael Forcillo, Redzone Vice President.  “Our market research clearly indicates strong interest in broadband services that do not require cable TV subscriptions or wired telephone service.  Our new wireless service is perfect for customers looking for fast, reliable and affordable Internet delivered by a local Maine company, added Forcillo.

The company has scheduled a press conference at One City Center in Portland at 10:30am on June 3rd.  Redzone management will be joined by a number of distinguished guests, partners, and dignitaries to mark the network launch with a formal announcement presentation.