SmartBurst Receives Nationwide 3.65 GHz National License from FCC
License enables SmartBurst to offer WiMAX technology
Aubrey, TX., May 15, 2008 -- SmartBurst, a leading fixed wireless provider in Texas, today announced that the company’s request for a nationwide license to provide WiMAX wireless services in the newly released 3.65 GHz band (3650-3700 MHz) has been awarded by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In addition, the company has received consent from Towerstream (NASDAQ: TWER), a leading fixed WiMAX service provider, to operate in the Dallas region.
"Using this spectrum will enable SmartBurst to extend our reach and offer our customers the reliability, speed and bandwidth benefits of WiMAX technology," said Patrick Parks, President of SmartBurst. "Now that our application has been approved by the FCC and we’ve received the necessary consent from Towerstream to operate in the 3.65 GHz band, we look forward to bringing our current and potential customers our enhanced services."
With the approval to operate in the 3.65 GHz band, SmartBurst will be able to offer its services to a wider range of customers since the spectrum allows for both near-line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight coverage. In addition, the company will now be able to leverage the increased economics of scale that WiMAX technology enables.
For more information on SmartBurst, please visit http://www.smartburst.com.
SmartBurst is a leading fixed wireless Internet service provider, delivering high-speed Internet access to homes and businesses in North Texas. Founded in 2005 out of necessity for fast reliable internet services, and utilizing the latest generation of point-to-multi point wireless technologies at substantial cost savings to customers, SmartBurst continues to expand coverage with a commitment to providing exciting new wireless technologies to under-served areas.