Appalachian Wireless has entered into an agreement with Verizon Wireless to participate in the LTE in Rural America program.
Under the program, Appalachian Wireless will deploy and operate a state- of- the- art 4G LTE network to provide greater telecommunications capabilities and choices for eastern Kentucky residents.
Under the agreement, Verizon Wireless will lease to Appalachian Wireless its 700 MHz upper C block wireless spectrum in the Appalachian Wireless service area where Verizon Wireless has not constructed a network. Using the leased spectrum, Appalachian Wireless will construct and operate a 4G LTE network in eastern Kentucky and parts of West Virginia serving Appalachian Wireless and Verizon Wireless customers, and customers of other LTE in Rural America participants. In addition, Appalachian Wireless customers will have access to Verizon Wireless’s 4G LTE network through the United States.
Gerald Robinette, chief executive officer of Appalachian Wireless, said, “We are dedicated to providing today’s most innovative communications products and services to our customers. The LTE in Rural America program ensures that we will be able to efficiently serve our community and offer our customers the state state-of-the-art LTE network capabilities that are found in larger urban markets in the United States and around the world. This will result in enhanced high speed data services for our customers locally and when traveling away from home.”