Segra supporting Open Broadband’s FWA deployments

Nov. 3, 2022
Open Broadband is using Segra to supply the circuits necessary to connect buildings and cellular towers within its service areas in the Carolinas.

Segra, the fiber infrastructure provider and business unit of Cox Communications (see "Cox to acquire Segra's commercial enterprise and carrier fiber business"), says it is providing fiber-based infrastructure and services in the Carolinas in support of Open Broadband, which delivers broadband services based on fixed wireless access (FWA). Open Broadband is using Segra to supply the circuits necessary to connect buildings and cellular towers within its service areas in the two states.

Open Broadband focuses on underserved areas and currently serves 15 counties in North Carolina and five counties in South Carolina with the help of Segra. In several locations, it offers free public WiFi. “We could not do this without Segra,” said Alan Fitzpatrick, founder and CEO of Open Broadband. “They are such a critical partner to us because if we didn’t have that fiber access or internet connection, we couldn’t do what we are doing in connecting the underserved.”

“We began working with Open Broadband shortly after their inception in late 2017, providing fiber, internet, and data center infrastructure to them,” commented Ted Marshall, senior national account executive at Segra. “We serve them across the Carolinas, and currently have over 15 circuits in the Charlotte area alone and continue to foster new partnerships and projects with them here and in other areas.”

Headquartered near Charlotte, NC, Open Broadband also serves communities in Florida and Virginia.

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