US cable operator Mediacom Communications has outlined its plan to launch a fixed wireless access (FWA) internet service using Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum.
Mediacom is the first major U.S. cable provider to launch a 3GPP standards-based Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) high-speed internet service leveraging Ericsson 4G and 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) solutions.
The companies claim they will be able to offer high-speed internet services up to nine miles from each tower location.
“This technology will be a game changer for the new communities that Mediacom is trying to reach,” said Per Wahlen, Vice President and Head of Business Development for Ericsson North America. “Connecting rural America has been a significant national challenge over the past decade, and our Ericsson solutions will quickly extend the reach of Mediacom’s broadband services and close the digital divide in numerous underserved rural areas.”