Finley Engineering and Telecompetitor have partnered to bring you a new Broadband Industry Innovator series to gain insight into the fast moving broadband marketplace. In our first interview, Bernie Arnason, Principal with Pivot Group LLC, speaks with Mike Boehne, CEO and Ben Humphrey, VP, both of Finley Engineering, to discuss the momentum we’re all feeling in the rural broadband industry.
A lot of that momentum is fueled by rural broadband funding programs like RDOF. Mike, Ben, and Bernie talk about the impact of programs like these and additionally, we highlight the expanding agricultural IoT opportunity.
A valuable swath of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band, Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), will soon become available. Designated as Spectrum Auction 105, the June 2020 auction will make priority access licenses in the 3550 – 3650 MHz spectrum band available. CBRS spectrum is considered some of the most promising spectrum available, with both fixed wireless and mobile 5G applications.
This 150Mhz of spectrum will utilize a new allocation structure designed to promote maximum utilization of the band. Service providers including WISPs, telcos and electrics, cable companies, and mobile network operators are interested in this spectrum to help meet their expanding broadband goals. Join us for this recorded webinar as we outline this important wireless development and explain what it could mean to the broadband industry.
Is low population density making major carriers reluctant to investment in your area? Are broadband bandwidth and reliability problems plaguing your city or county? Listen in on this informative webinar sponsored by Finley Engineering and CJIS Group where we discuss how to build better broadband for cities and counties; benefits, roadblocks and financial implications.
Nobles County, MN Case Study:
See how Finley helped Nobles County with their Broadband needs.
Pope County Feasibility Study:
See why Finley’s feasibility study helped Pope County with important broadband decisions.
The Value of Rural Electric Coops:
RECs are successfully bringing broadband to customers through the country.