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Cal.net Announces TV White Space Based Broadband Service Availability
Shingle Springs, California – January 16, 2014. Cal.net, Inc, an Internet Service Provider based in Shingle Springs, CA, is proud to announce immediate commercial availability of its new high-quality TV White Space based fixed-wireless Internet service in El Dorado County.
TV White Space (“TVWS”) technology utilizes the unused radio spectrum between local television channels to enable two-way high-speed wireless data communications. Unlike the higher frequencies employed by most other digital wireless systems, TVWS signals are capable of penetrating long distance through dense forests and past terrain obstructions. By leveraging this new technology, Cal.net is now able to provide its broadband services in areas that heretofore have never been able to receive high-speed Internet service from terrestrial sources.
In cooperation with Carlson Wireless Technologies, Inc., the manufacturer of the first commercially feasible equipment able to deliver broadband services using TVWS, Cal.net has been conducting limited local tests of the system under an experimental FCC license since April, 2013. On January 15th, Carlson announced that their product is now certified by the FCC, and as a consequence, Cal.net is now able to deploy this technology on a widespread basis.
Cal.net will commence deployment in the Swansboro, Camino, Greenwood, Pleasant Valley, and Somerset areas immediately, with services to other areas following soon thereafter.
About Cal.net, Inc.
Cal.net is a premier northern-California based Internet Service Provider, offering a variety of services to meet the data communications needs of individuals and businesses. The company provides high-speed Internet access through land-line and terrestrial fixed-wireless channels, Web hosting and custom Web design, a local co-location datacenter, and local technical support. High-speed Internet services include broadband wireless, DSL and other dedicated high speed lines. The company’s fixed-wireless broadband service provides high-speed Internet throughout most of Western El Dorado County. Its co-location datacenter allows other firms to store and access their servers in a secure, environmentally controlled local facility with highly reliable redundant Internet backbone connections. Visit http://www.cal.net for more information.
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