Dallas, TX (April 17, 2013) – NetAmerica Alliance, LLC today announced that Colorado Valley Communications Inc. of La Grange, Texas has joined NetAmerica as an Alliance Member. Established in 1953, Colorado Valley Communications continually strives to provide exceptional customer service and advanced communication solutions to the communities it serves and in 2013, acquired the 700MHz license covering a population of 126,000 in Fayette, Austin, Colorado, Lavaca and Washington Counties. The acquisition of this license allows Colorado Valley to offer high-speed 4G LTE fixed broadband wireless service to its customers.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Friday, April 27, 2012
Innovative Program Secures the Future for Auction 73 License Holders
Dallas, TX (April 27, 2012) – NetAmerica Alliance, LLC today announced it has launched an innovative program to help carriers which purchased 700MHz spectrum in Auction 73 to meet build-out requirements, while securing a path forward to revenue generating IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) value-added services. The terms associated with these licenses mandate that carriers which acquired spectrum in the lower 700MHz band provide wireless service coverage in 35% of the license’s geographic area by June 2013. With the clock ticking, many license owners are considering their options.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Dallas, TX (March 28, 2012) – NetAmerica Alliance, LLC today announced that Panhandle Telephone Cooperative Inc. (PTCI) is going live with 4G LTE service in rural Oklahoma at the end of March as the NetAmerica Alliance Membership concurrently unveils its new 4G LTE consumer service brand called Bonfire.
Panhandle, headquartered in Guymon, Oklahoma was announced as an Alliance Member in 2011, and owns spectrum which covers six counties comprised of more than 45,000 people, nearly 20,000 households and covers over 7,500 square miles. PTCI’s current 4G LTE network consists of 45 towers covering 5,000 square miles and a population within reach of those towers of nearly 30,000. The network is being brought online connected to the NetAmerica Alliance IMS-Powered SuperCenter™ which also goes live concurrent with the service launch.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Mr. Harris will present in a session titled: How to mitigate risk and develop a brand that consumers want – lessons learned from NetAmerica’s in-depth rural consumer primary market research. The session is being held at 9:30 am on Wednesday, March 28th.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Dallas, TX (March 14, 2012) – NetAmerica Alliance, LLC today announced that it has completed what it believes to be one of the most comprehensive primary market research studies performed on the rural consumer marketplace. The study was performed for the purpose of developing its national service brand and to prepare Alliance Members to successfully establish that brand in their respective markets. The research will also help direct development and deployment of the Alliance’s differentiated service offerings.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
NetAmerica Alliance, LLC today announced that Peoples Telephone Cooperative (an Alliance Member) has begun offering 4G LTE data service in rural Texas. This marks a milestone in NetAmerica’s journey to revitalize rural America by empowering the delivery of lifestyle and livelihood enhancing 4G LTE solutions through its alliance of independent carriers.
Peoples Telephone Cooperative became an Alliance Member in 2010 and immediately took on the critical role as one of the Alliance’s lead projects. Peoples took advantage of the services offered by NetAmerica to cost effectively build out their network, support their services, and gain access to leading edge 4G LTE customer devices. As a first step to a wider offering of service, Peoples replaced its fixed wireless WiMax offering with 4G LTE running on their 700MHz license. They are using the NetAmerica Alliance’s UniPort Home Gateway which offers both wired Ethernet and Wi-Fi within the home while connecting over broadband wireless to Peoples’ newly deployed 4G LTE network. Access to customer premise devices such as the UniPort came through the technology partnership with Ericsson which NetAmerica announced last spring. The initial turn-up of service moved over 200 residential users from WiMax to 4G LTE in eastern Texas.
Friday, February 3, 2012
NetAmerica Alliance, LLC today announced that members of the NetAmerica Alliance are the first service providers to deploy Ericsson’s powerful 4G LTE Mobile Broadband Router in the U.S.
Marketed by the NetAmerica Alliance as the UniPort Home Gateway, it serves as a multi-function gateway between the home or small business and the power of the NetAmerica 4G LTE network and is declared ready for commercial service.