BELP RTA & ALTIUS Announce Completion of Phase I of
Wireless Broadband Project
Estill County becomes first to benefit from network build
January 31, 2012—The Breathitt, Estill, Lee and Powell Regional Technology Authority (RTA) and ALTIUS Broadband is excited to announce the completion of stage one (Estill County) of our four stage BELP build outs.
The deployment of the fixed wireless microwave network was completed in Estill County with the successful build out of the Wiseman, Ravenna, Sandhill, Racetrack and Redbud water towers. The second stage of the project is scheduled for the Lee County area followed by Powell County then finishing with Breathitt County. ALTIUS will be utilizing the former Emergency Management Center in Irvine, KY as their new Network Operations Center for this project.
René True, Executive Director of ConnectKentucky, the not-for-profit organization responsible for conceiving the broadband project, designing the wireless network and serving as legal and technical advisor to the RTA stated, ”ConnectKentucky is extremely pleased with the completion of Phase 1 of the BELP project. Finally, disconnected families in rural Estill County can begin to explore the life changing benefits that flow from having broadband access. We look forward to working with ALTIUS and the RTA as the project moves on to Lee County.”
Brandon Fizer, the General Manager of ALTIUS Broadband added “I am excited to have phase I of the BELP project complete. This should be a great benefit to those customers who are without high speed internet. We hope to be able to expand more through Estill County as more tower sites become available to us and we look forward to getting started on Phase II, Lee County. “
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Headquartered in Phoenix Maryland, ALTIUS Communications is a leading supplier and integrator to the rapidly growing Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) Market. ALTIUS maintains a national and international presence through a network of customers and integrators from around the world. ALTIUS has partnered with the best of breed manufacturers in the BWA space to enable the successful pursuit of long term customer satisfaction in support of service provider, government, and enterprise initiatives. ALTIUS serves public and private sector clients with Wireless Technology solutions and onsite professionals for the three main disciplines of broadband wireless; Last Mile Connectivity, Back Haul and Mesh Networks.