Ruralink Wireless Commences Construction of its First USA Rural Wireless Broadband Network

Top Quote Rift Valley Resources Corp through its subsidiary Ruralink Wireless has begun construction of its wireless broadband network located in Crockett, Texas USA. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 19, 2019 - Ruralink Wireless (RVR:CSE) has teamed up with ARK Multicasting, Inc. who recently announced with Microsoft an agreement for rural broadband and distributed cloud services.

    ARK Multicasting controls 280 TV licenses in the US and will create its new Hybrid Broadcat Broadband network. Of these, 130 television licenses are in rural markets, providing substantial coverage to the targeted rural residential, enterprise and government facilities.

    Ruralink and ARK have entered into a Letter of Agreement that provides for the companies to collaborate with technical and market trials for a Wireless ISP broadband ISP access network using a combination of radio frequencies including TV White Space (TVWS) technology in the 500 MHz bands, and 3.5 GHz CBRS spectrum, and 5.7 GHz UNII band spectrum.

    The companies will conduct a two-phase pilot program in Crockett, Texas to leverage the use of licensed TV broadcast spectrum with unlicensed TVWS radio spectrum to create a highly efficient and cost-effective solution providing wireless broadband internet access in rural areas.

    Crockett, Texas will be one of the first markets served by Ruralink. Upon completion of successful trials, Ruralink will move to expand its footprint and regions served with its unique approach of the mixing of mature and disruptive technologies to serve these communities, such as those brought by ARK Multicasting to finally deliver on the long overdue promise of true broadband internet connectivity to rural markets.

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