Samsung and Mediacom Help Bridge U.S. Digital Divide Through CBRS Network Rollout
by Tech Mainstream
July 24, 2022
Samsung and Mediacom Help Bridge U.S. Digital Divide Through CBRS Network Rollout, Image/Tech Mainstream
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has been selected by Mediacom Communications, one of the largest cable operators in the U.S., for the deployment of Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) wireless network solutions in remote U.S. rural communities. By leveraging Samsung’s wireless network technology (Fixed Wireless Access (FWA)), Mediacom will provide high-speed internet service to underserved or rural areas of the country.
In an official statement, Samsung was chosen because its quick and efficient quality broadband services:
"As the digital divide remains a pressing issue in the U.S., more operators are taking steps to bridge the gap by leveraging CBRS, a mid-band spectrum from 3.5 GHz to 3.7 GHz. For Mediacom, CBRS is well-suited for delivering FWA services in the rural environments it serves. This prompted Mediacom to secure 576 CBRS licenses in the Priority Access License spectrum auction covering 178 counties within its current cable footprint. As a result, Mediacom can more easily reach areas where fiber and wired connectivity may not be economically feasible or possible."
Beginning this fall, Mediacom will use Samsung’s CBRS 4G and 5G-ready RAN solutions to commercially deploy FWA services and accelerate delivery of its high-speed Internet services and home automation applications.