April 20, 2017
RADWIN, the global wireless broadband provider, today announced that the Valley Communications Association LLC – a wholly owned subsidiary of the Valley Electric Association utility company in Nevada – has deployed hundreds of RADWIN JET base stations in its network. JET provides high-speed broadband to over 5,000 business and residential customers, and Valley Communications Association plans to serve over 20,000 customers with JET.
Ken Johnson, Executive VP – Broadband Business, Valley Communications Association: “We recognized the growing need for high-speed broadband in our rural communities, which are underserved by commercial service providers. To meet this need quickly and cost-effectively, we chose RADWIN’s JET fixed wireless access solutions. JET allows us to rapidly roll out a carrier-class network while we build out our fiber optic network. With JET, our home and business users can benefit from fast Internet, video streaming and bandwidth-intense applications crucial to their businesses and daily lives.”
Dennis Stipati, RADWIN General Manager North America: “Many electricity cooperatives are installing RADWIN’s JET solutions to bring broadband to the communities they serve, mainly in rural areas. JET allows electricity cooperatives such as the Valley Communications Association to leverage their existing infrastructure, expertise and customer base to deliver high-quality broadband and not just electricity. In today’s world where demand for broadband is skyrocketing, fixed wireless broadband is the optimal technology for complementing fiber thanks to its reliability, fast rollout times and high performance.”
About Valley Communications Association
Valley Communications Association, Inc., (VCA), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Valley Electric Association, Inc., (VEA) a nonprofit electric utility headquartered in Pahrump, Nev. Much like VEA did 52 years ago, VCA is bringing critical infrastructure – fiber-optic and wireless broadband – to the communities in its vast 6,800-square-mile service area along the Nevada-California border that were under served by commercial communications providers. VCA is a partner in the long-haul fiber-optic network between Las Vegas and Reno and will expand into VoIP, IPTV, SmartHome and I.T. services in 2017.Long term, VCA’s goal is to expand modern broadband to rural communities of Nevada.
For more information about VEA, please visit www.vea.coop
Valley Communications Association
800 E. Hwy 372, Pahrump, NV 89048
Tel: +1 775 727 5312