Wireless broadband reaches Fargo, N.D.

July 27, 2005 at 3:34 PM
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PALO ALTO, Calif., July 27 (UPI) -- Vyyo Inc and IdeaOne Telecom announced an agreement to bring broadband wireless Internet to individuals and businesses within a 20-mile radius of Fargo, N.D.

IdeaOne will deploy Vyyo's 700 MHz non-line-of-sight wireless equipment across the area, including the communities of West Fargo and Moorhead, the firms announced in a joint news release.

"The wide acceptance our wireless offering has received underscores the value of our commitment to deliver the best possible service to both our rural and our urban customers," said Bob Johnson, general manager of IdeaOne. "Over a three-year period, we tested a number of high-speed options; the Vyyo solution was the only one that was able to provide competitive broadband speeds and was not hindered by line-of-sight restrictions that would prevent certain households from being served."

"Too often, the costs of infrastructure have subjected rural subscribers to inadequate broadband access, or none at all," said Davidi Gilo, chairman and CEO of Vyyo. "By using our 700 MHz non-line-of-sight solution for customers who cannot be reached by DSL, IdeaOne is now able to provide equal access to high-speed services to all of its subscribers."

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