Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) added its 12th rural operator in its LTE in Rural America program by bringing Kentucky-based Appalachian Wireless into the fold.
Similar to its program counterparts, Appalachian Wireless will lease 700 MHz spectrum from Verizon and build and operate its own LTE network using the spectrum. The network will cover parts of eastern Kentucky and West Virginia.
Other Verizon rural LTE partners include Chariton Valley Communications, Custer Telephone, Carolina West Wireless, S and R Communications, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellcom, Cross Wireless, Pioneer Cellular, Strata Networks, Thumb Cellular and Convergence Technologies.
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