In January, we mentioned that SMBS was doing trials for wireless service in Southwest Minnesota – in tandem with their fiber to the home initiative SW Minnesota. Apparently the trials have gone well. According to a recent press release…
LocaLoop Inc. through its wholly owned subsidiary, SynKro Southwest, has signed a five year contract to expand SynKro 4G wireless fixed and mobile broadband Internet service to eight rural communities and surrounding areas in southwestern Minnesota.
The contract with Southwest Minnesota Broadband Services (SMBS) follows a successful six-month trial installation in Bingham Lake and continued network build out and testing for the other seven rural communities.
It’s a nice example of a community that recognizes that fiber and wireless isn’t an either/or option.