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Stelera Wireless, an Oklahoma City-based rural broadband service provider has launched its high-speed HSPA service in two markets — Floresville & Poth, Texas — utilizing the Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum band it had acquired in last year’s AWS spectrum auction. The AWS utilizes the 2.1 […]

Stelera Wireless, an Oklahoma City-based rural broadband service provider has launched its high-speed HSPA service in two markets — Floresville & Poth, Texas — utilizing the Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum band it had acquired in last year’s AWS spectrum auction. The AWS utilizes the 2.1 GHz and 1.7 GHz bands. Stelera has beaten many of the larger players such as T-Mobile to the punch by rolling out its AWS-based wireless broadband network.

The company is offering service in many different flavors, including residential and business packages that cost anywhere from $60 to $100 a month. The speeds on an HSPA network are up to 7.2 Mbps downlink and 2 Mbps uplink. The service uses the I-HSPA technology from Nokia Siemens Networks, and can offer download speeds of up to 42 megabits per second. Stelera owns 42 AWS licenses across the U.S., mostly in rural communities.

  1. [...] In Rural Texas Gigaom has an article this morning about a small company rolling out high speed wireless data service into rural areas of Texas. It certainly sounds like an impressive service. If I were in a covered service area I’d be [...]

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  2. Do we dare hope that some form of innovation returns to the broadband market? My options for broadband here in Houston haven’t changed significantly on over ten years!

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  3. Mj

    Dream a little. Who knows that there might be competition and broadband innovation around the country.

    ;-)

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  4. The link to the company is missing the “m” in .com

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  5. Here Time Warner increased the prices by $10, but the speed is the same for the last three years. There is hardly any innovation, they are content with profits made.

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  6. Texas.. seriously? They couldn’t think of any more technologically advanced places to test that out?

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  7. I don’t think it’s a test. And rural markets are actually ripe for wireless as a substitute for wireless (aka bypass). Even if they are designed for mobility, many will be used as fixed wireless given the dearth of rural broadband. It’s a serious need. And with little competition, its the perfect place to launch.

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  8. [...] Things are better in Mayberry, really! AT&T’s fastest current DSL offering in the Dallas / Fort Worth area is 6MBPS down. My own experience on the Fort Worth side is just short of 5MBPS, not the advertised 6. I can now move to the tiny burg of Poth and get 7.2 MBPS without having to pay for a phone line to get it. Stelera Wireless, an Oklahoma City-based rural broadband service provider has launched its high-speed HSPA service in two markets — Floresville & Poth, Texas — utilizing the Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum band it had acquired in last year’s AWS spectrum auction. The AWS utilizes the 2.1 GHz and 1.7 GHz bands. Stelera has beaten many of the larger players such as T-Mobile to the punch by rolling out its AWS-based wireless broadband network. (from GigaOm) [...]

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  9. [...] Things are better in Mayberry, really! AT&T’s fastest current DSL offering in the Dallas / Fort Worth area is 6MBPS down. My own experience on the Fort Worth side is just short of 5MBPS, not the advertised 6. I can now move to the tiny burg of Poth and get 7.2 MBPS without having to pay for a phone line to get it. Stelera Wireless, an Oklahoma City-based rural broadband service provider has launched its high-speed HSPA service in two markets — Floresville & Poth, Texas — utilizing the Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum band it had acquired in last year’s AWS spectrum auction. The AWS utilizes the 2.1 GHz and 1.7 GHz bands. Stelera has beaten many of the larger players such as T-Mobile to the punch by rolling out its AWS-based wireless broadband network. (from GigaOm) [...]

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  10. [...] Things are better in Mayberry, really! AT&T’s fastest current DSL offering in the Dallas / Fort Worth area is 6MBPS down. My own experience on the Fort Worth side is just short of 5MBPS, not the advertised 6. I can now move to the tiny burg of Poth and get 7.2 MBPS without having to pay for a phone line to get it. Stelera Wireless, an Oklahoma City-based rural broadband service provider has launched its high-speed HSPA service in two markets — Floresville & Poth, Texas — utilizing the Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum band it had acquired in last year’s AWS spectrum auction. The AWS utilizes the 2.1 GHz and 1.7 GHz bands. Stelera has beaten many of the larger players such as T-Mobile to the punch by rolling out its AWS-based wireless broadband network. (from GigaOm) [...]

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