In response to COVID-19, Wireless Partners, LLC announced an expansion of 4G LTE and VoLTE coverage to parts of rural Maine. The expansion is intended to provide additional capacity for telemedicine, work from home, and distance learning needs.
“COVID-19 has forced millions of Americans to rely on cellular and broadband internet networks to work from home, continue their school year, and communicate with their healthcare providers,” said Bob Parsloe, CEO of Wireless Partners. “However, what many of us take for granted is not easily accessible in rural America, and at this critical moment we must ensure all Americans have the ability to persevere.”
Wireless Partners, a veteran-owned, Maine-based cellular network builder and operator, has been working to bridge the rural digital divide across northern New England. Recognizing that rural areas did not have the infrastructure to seamlessly transition to fully digital operations, the company accelerated its expansion investments to increase coverage for LTE and VoLTE, offering cellular roaming services and wireless broadband.
The additional cellular and broadband internet coverage are located in the Maine towns of Athens, Guilford, Orland, and Skowhegan. Additional coverage is planned in Deer Isle, Moscow and The Forks.
Wireless Partners is a Maine-based, veteran-owned cellular telecommunications company that designs, builds, owns and operates carrier-grade 4G LTE cellular networks to provide voice and broadband data services to unserved and underserved markets, and that supports national operators and their subscribers. Visit Wireless Partners on the web at wireless-partnersllc.com and on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter at @Rural4GLTE.