It used to be that rural operators were the technology laggards, leveraging technology that major mobile operators had matured. But in the next-generation of high-speed data networks, many rural operators are taking a leading position thanks to broadband stimulus money, Verizon Wireless' move to partner with rural operators to build out its LTE footprint and just plain market tenacity. Mobile broadband opens up a new ball game that enables operators to not only target underserved areas with voice services, but now fast Internet access speeds.
I've compiled a list of rural operators that are poised to exploit the market opportunity. Check it out here. -Lynnette
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