Redzone Reports 2019 Maine Broadband Expansion Progress
New Broadband Access Provided to Over 10,000 Maine Homes & Businesses in Farmington, Dover Foxcroft, Calais, Machias, Fort Kent, Belfast, and Fairfield So Far This Year
July 31, 2019 Redzone Wireless, LLC, a Maine-based broadband innovation company, announced that is has completed the activation of seven new fixed wireless broadband sites serving more than 10,000 new business & residential locations across Maine, with seven more nearing completion.
The seven new sites are located in Farmington, Dover Foxcroft, Calais, Machias, Fort Kent, Belfast and Fairfield, and serve portions of more than 25 communities. Redzone’s next seven sites nearing completion are located in Windham, New Sharon, Alfred, Anson, Skowhegan and Ossipee, in addition to a new site providing expanded service in Bath.
Redzone’s total Maine broadband coverage now exceeds 280,000 households – representing 50% of all Maine homes. The new fixed wireless broadband network operates on FCC licensed 2.5 GHz wireless spectrum, and is considered one of the largest FCC licensed fixed wireless broadband deployments in the US, delivering 25 Mbps broadband speeds.
“Redzone Wireless remains on the forefront of wireless broadband innovation, combining regional fiber networks with the most advanced 4G & 5G wireless broadband technology to extend broadband to more underserved areas,” said Jim McKenna, President of Redzone Wireless. “We are pleased with our 2019 expansion progress, and remain optimistic that we will reach our goal of activating 26 new sites by year end.”
Redzone offers a range of broadband plans and price options – including the most popular among Maine cord cutters providing FCC recommended 25 Mbps download speeds, with no contracts or installation fees. Complete service information and special offers are available at www.redzonewireless.com.
“The need for expanded broadband access is a growing priority virtually everywhere in Maine,” said Michael Forcillo, Redzone Executive Vice President. “Whether the need is for working from home, operating a business, accessing tele-health services, streaming video & live TV, online education, gaming or simply doing your homework, Maine families need access to affordable broadband now. Redzone’s unique platform is solving Maine’s broadband problem quickly and at a substantially lower cost than wire and fiber alternatives.”
Redzone Wireless, LLC, established in 2014, is deploying a FCC licensed 4G LTE and 5G fixed wireless broadband network across Maine. The company’s 5Gx advanced multi-spectrum fixed wireless network platform maximizes coverage and capacity by operating across multiple frequency bands on a proprietary operational support system - extending the reach of regional fiber optic networks to large geographic areas. Redzone 5Gx fixed wireless provides an economically viable and sustainable premium broadband service alternative to wireline, fiber, or cable to serve the critical first mile.