Butler Electric Cooperative delivers 100Mbps wireless broadband with JET PtMP
March 3, 2020
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Tel Aviv, Israel, March 3, 2020, RADWIN (radwindev2019.wpengine.com), a leading global wireless broadband product solutions provider, today announced that Velocity – a division of the Butler Electric Cooperative, a Kansas-based rural utility company – has deployed RADWIN’s JET Point-to-Multipoint solutions in 5.8GHz and 5.1GHz to drive high-speed wireless broadband of up to 100Mbps to thousands of residential and business customers in rural Kansas. To date, Velocity has deployed upwards of 320 JET PRO base stations and more than 2,500 subscriber units and will continue to scale as their network grows.
Dale Short, CEO of Velocity (the broadband division of the Butler Electric Cooperative) stated: “We sought to establish a broadband division to provide high speed internet to our electric membership and surrounding area. After a thorough feasibility study, we concluded that RADWIN’s JET PtMP fixed wireless access solutions were the best way forward. With Radwin JET radios we were able to build-out a large-scale network in mere months with lower costs and faster rollout times and can offer high-speed service packages from 25Mbps to 100Mpbs with no data cap restrictions, enabling customers to enjoy speeds they previously could only dream about. With JET, we’re connecting upwards of 150 customers a month, allowing us to rapidly address the huge demand for broadband.”
Reinhard Florin, RADWIN’s GM U.S. & Canada stated: “Service providers and electric cooperatives such as Butler looking to drive broadband to underserved remote communities are realizing that fixed wireless broadband is the best alternative for last-mile connectivity, because fiber is too expensive and slow to roll out in these rural areas. It’s important to remember that people living in rural communities have the same needs for education, connectivity and entertainment as people living anywhere else in the United States so we believe that by providing solutions that enable driving broadband to any point, be it the remotest farm or village, we’re helping bridge the digital gap.”
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RADWIN is the global provider of broadband wireless solutions that deliver blazing fast broadband with unparalleled reliability. Incorporating cutting-edge technologies, RADWIN’s solutions are equipped with powerful OSS tools that support all operational aspects of the network lifecycle and enable operation in the toughest conditions including interference and nLOS.
Deployed in over 170 countries, RADWIN’s solutions power applications including backhaul, access, private network connectivity and broadband on the move for rail and metro trains.
Velocity is a grassroots effort to provide high speed Internet to Butler Electric Cooperative’s membership and surrounding communities. Velocity offers reliable, high speed Internet plans that have a positive impact on the communities it serves. Velocity’s network infrastructure provides the framework to close the digital divide that rural America is experiencing.