Coloradans want their internet, but difficulties abound – Colorado Business Magazine

Access is still tough outside the Front Range BY NORA CALEY – COLORADO BUSINESS MAGAZINE Published: 2016.01.12 02:59 AM The votes are in, and Colorado residents want broadband. In November, residents in 44 municipalities voted to allow their local governments the ability to offer broadband Internet to residents. The approvals meant cities would be exempt […]

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FCC Releases $16 Million for Rural Broadband Experiments Funding – Telecompetitor

Bernie Arnason – Nov. 16, 2015 In its latest release of funding for rural broadband experiments, the FCC awarded $16 million to four carriers for rural broadband deployments in territories previously served by price cap carriers. The $16 million will bring broadband service to 2,451 census blocks across five states, reports the FCC. A total […]

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Rise Broadband Aims for 50 Mbps Broadband with LTE Fixed Wireless – Telecompetitor

Rise Broadband, the company formerly known as JAB Broadband that is playing the role of broadband wireless consolidator, said yesterday that it plans to deploy fixed broadband wireless equipment based on LTE, beginning initially in the Joplin, Missouri area. “What we get is a much higher level of capacity to offer greater speeds and higher […]

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Rise Broadband moving to LTE to offer 50-to-100 Mbps wireless Internet – Denver Post

Rise Broadband moving its fixed-wireless to LTE technology. Rise Broadband, the Douglas County-based Internet provider, said Wednesday that it is upgrading its network to include the faster LTE (short for Long Term Evolution) that will double and quadruple Internet speeds offered to its mostly rural customers. Customers will be able to get download speeds of […]

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5 Questions with Jeff Kohler of Rise Broadband – Longmont Times-Call

Broadband By Vince Winkel Longmont Times-Call Staff Writer POSTED: 09/05/2015 05:08:49 AM MDT Click photo to enlarge Jeff Kohler with Rise Broadband in Centennial. (Mark Leffingwell / Staff Photographer) Rise Broadband is the largest fixed wireless Internet provider in the country, serving nearly 200,000 rural and suburban residential and commercial accounts in the Midwest, Rocky […]

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Rise awarded $16.9 million by FCC to offer broadband in rural areas – The Denver Post

Douglas County’s Rise Broadband picked up $16.9 million from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. The money is to be used for the agency’s Rural Broadband Experiment program to make high-speed Internet available to underserved areas. Rise, formerly JAB Broadband, said that the $16.9 million award will be used to build its networks in rural parts […]

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Rise Broadband rising to ’Net needs. Growing Internet service provider works to bring rural areas online – BizWest Media

LOVELAND — Jeff Kohler has made and received a lot of calls during his two decades in the wireless industry, but it was the calls he received as an investment banker that gave him an idea. Kohler served as director of corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions with a Colorado-based boutique investment-banking firm, GVC Capital […]

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Rise Broadband is new brand name for Digis Internet, phone services – Southeast Idaho Business Journal

BOISE — Rise Broadband is the new brand name for Digis; continuing its commitment of providing high-speed wireless Internet and digital phone service. It serves suburban and rural areas surrounding Boise, Pocatello, Twin Falls and Nampa, as well as Idaho Falls, Preston, Blackfoot and other Idaho locations. Today, parent company JAB Broadband, the nation’s leading […]

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Rebranded Rise Broadband Launches in Abilene; CLEAR set to close – Abilene Reporter-News

ABILENE, Texas – While a broadband Internet provider in Abilene gets a major rebranding, another logs off by November. Rise Broadband is the new brand name for Communications, which offers high-speed wireless Internet and digital phone service in rural and suburban areas surrounding Lubbock, Abilene, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Angelo, Wichita Falls and other locations. Parent […]

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