Friday, January 29, 2021

American and Nextlink Put 1,000 Towers to Use for Rural Broadband

 American Tower and ISP Nextlink Internet signed a new, long-term agreement to help bring enhanced connectivity to users in rural America. Under this new agreement, Nextlink Internet plans to co-locate on over 1,000 American Tower sites to facilitate rapid deployment of fixed broadband service to residents and small businesses across 11 states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming, and Wisconsin.

Nextlink Internet is a Connect America Fund II (CAFII) recipient and a recent provisional winner in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund program. The firm is rapidly expanding its current service footprint across six states – Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois. The company is also working to bring high-speed broadband to underserved areas of 11 additional states. It will immediately begin using American Tower’s extensive network of rural communications sites to enhance this initiative and roll out service at a faster pace. Continue Reading

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