Thursday, February 2, 2006

Aspen Rolls Out Wholesale WiMax Network in Dallas

Aspen Communications is rolling out WiMAX infrastructure in the Dallas and Fort Worth regions to support wireless broadband service providers beginning in mid-March.

Aspen has created an initial network of 12 buildings and towers (all having higher elevations and/or roof-tops to provide for a more expansive coverage area) and connected these sights with over 380 miles of fiber across Dallas and Fort Worth. The initial network rollout will use the Gigabit Ethernet protocol to provide up to 1000 Mbps speeds. They hope to have twice that many buildings online by fourth quarter 2006.

Aspen will offer a turn-key solution that includes back-haul, Internet access, network services, co-location, and WiMAX tower sites.

"In a few months, we will be able to deliver a 10 Mbps connection on a 300 foot tower in McKinney for under $1500 per month which is unheard of today," said Aspen's Sales & Marketing Director Rocky Ahmann.

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