CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Segra completed the first phase of its broadband build for DISH, launching service across more than 500 towers located in critical sites in less than one year. With the help of Segra, DISH has reported it has met its 20 percent of U.S. population coverage deadline established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
“Thanks to Segra and our other fiber providers, DISH's Smart 5G™ wireless network is available to over 20 percent of the U.S. population in more than 120 cities across the country,” said Dave Mayo, executive vice president of network development, DISH Wireless. “Segra has helped us connect consumers throughout Virginia and the Carolinas, while meeting an extremely aggressive timeline.”
"We are pleased to execute on the first major milestone of our contracted broadband build for DISH and successfully turnover more than 500 site installations by the FCC’s deadline,” stated Kevin T. Hart, Segra CEO. “As a valued network infrastructure partner, Segra’s extensive fiber network provides the capacity, scalability and reliability to power DISH’s growing 5G network.”
Segra is one of several partners providing DISH with fiber access coast-to-coast as well as fronthaul and backhaul support to connect its 5G network.
Segra is one of the largest independent fiber infrastructure bandwidth companies in the Eastern U.S. It owns and operates an advanced fiber infrastructure network throughout nine Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states. Segra provides Ethernet, MPLS, dark fiber, advanced data center services, IP and managed services, voice and cloud solutions, all backed by its industry-leading service and reliability. Customers include carriers, enterprises, governments, higher education and healthcare organizations. For more information about Segra’s technology and commitment to customer care, visit segra.com.
DISH Network Corporation is a connectivity company. Since 1980, it has served as a disruptive force, driving innovation and value on behalf of consumers. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides television entertainment and award-winning technology to millions of customers with its satellite DISH TV and streaming SLING TV services. In 2020, the company became a nationwide U.S. wireless carrier through the acquisition of Boost Mobile. DISH continues to innovate in wireless, building the nation's first virtualized, O-RAN 5G broadband network. DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is a Fortune 200 company. For company information, visit about.dish.com.
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