Nextlink achieves gigabit speeds using 6GHz band

25 May 2022

US fixed wireless access operator Nextlink Internet has announced that it achieved download speeds of up to 1Gbps (500Mbps upload) using an experimental 6GHz licence issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The ISP utilised equipment from Cambium Networks and Qualcomm to support the trial.

Bill Baker, founder and CEO of Nextlink Internet, commented: ‘Upon full commercial deployment later this year, we look forward to rolling out gigabit speed plans in the entirety of our existing fixed wireless service network plus our prospective network expansion for the FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) programme. Ultimately, this expansion of gigabit fixed wireless will cover over four million of households and businesses.’

Founded in 2012, Nextlink currently offers fixed wireless broadband services across parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois, South Dakota and Iowa.

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