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Digital Bridge Wins $4.3 Million BTOP Grant

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WASHINGTON, June 8, 2010 – Digital Bridge is the latest broadband stimulus award winner. The wireless broadband provider is one of the few WiMax providers in the nation. The Virginia-based firm was established in 2005 and launched its first network two years later. Digital Bridge maintains 15 networks nationwide.

The firm was awarded a $4.3 million grant to provide service to underserved communities in three Idaho counties; Digital Bridge already provides service in neighboring Twin Falls. In addition to Idaho the company has submitted 31 round two applications for Virginia, South Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee and Indiana for a little over $150 million. By using wireless technologies and optimizing its equipment, Digital Bridge is able to provide coverage for $300 per household, which is one of the more cost effective options presented to the NTIA.

“This is a vote of confidence in the services provided by DigitalBridge Communications from the NTIA.  We look forward to bringing advanced, fourth-generation broadband services to those living in underserved areas,” said William Wallace, executive vice president of DigitalBridge.  “We also look forward to helping to build mobile broadband Internet into an engine for job and business creation.”

Rahul Gaitonde has been writing for BroadbandBreakfast.com since the fall of 2009, and in May of 2010 he became Deputy Editor. He was a fellow at George Mason University’s Long Term Governance Project, a researcher at the International Center for Applied Studies in Information Technology and worked at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. He holds a Masters of Public Policy from George Mason University, where his research focused on the economic and social benefits of broadband expansion. He has written extensively about Universal Service Fund reform, the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program and the Broadband Data Improvement Act

6 Comments

  1. I just looked at Digital Bridge’s website where I found the answer to my question.

    Maybe the breakfasts round here have too much bacon !

    5.4.10
    DigitalBridge Communications Wins $4.3 Million Round One Broadband Stimulus Award. Submits $150 Million in Round Two 4G/WiMAX Applications.

    DBC Stimulus Awards May 4, 2010

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