Palmer Wireless Selects NewCore Wireless to provide FTTH in Becker MN

In an effort to track the MN Broadband Fund projects..

SAINT CLOUD, Minn. – February 19, 2015 – NewCore Wireless, the leading full-service hosted switching and services provider, announced today they have been chosen by Palmer Wireless, a Central Minnesota communications company, to provide services that support their fiber to the home and business projects for an awarded Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant. The Minnesota Office of Broadband Development, an arm of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), awarded Palmer Wireless the grant earlier this year.

The Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant Program recently issued grants to expand broadband service in unserved and underserved regions throughout Minnesota. The grants aim to bring high-speed Internet to nearly 6,100 homes, 83 community institutions and hundreds of businesses statewide. Palmer Wireless, a recipient of one of the grants, will focus on the project to service 21 underserved businesses in the Becker Industrial Park, as well as 12 vacant city-owned lots covering 70 acres in this Central Minnesota town.

“Palmer Wireless is proud to have chosen NewCore Wireless as our partner in providing services for our upcoming project. NewCore Wireless has the most experience in rural service solutions and are truly dedicated to this industry and assisting its partners,” said Laura Kangas, Co-Founder of Palmer Wireless. “NewCore Wireless shares our commitment to helping address the challenges of improving network accessibility and keeping up with the ever-evolving demands of today’s rapidly-changing network. They are able to aggregate the needs of multiple companies across the upper Midwest and allow local companies to cost effectively deliver advanced solutions that have positive impacts on the communities they serve. Together we can expand economic development, create jobs and strengthen the Becker community for many years to come.”

The grant awarded to Palmer Wireless will focus on expanding service throughout the Becker, Minnesota coverage area. Expanding broadband Internet service has become critical for cities across the nation to compete in the new global economy. Having fiber to the home and business that delivers high speed Internet service has become a game changer for those communities.

“Palmer Wireless is focused on providing the best solution to our end users. In some situations, our 3G and 4G wireless network will be the best fit for a customer, whereas with other situations fiber will be the best solution,” further added Laura Kangas. “With our fiber solution to the Becker Community, we will be able to deliver up to 1 Gbps services where previously these businesses only had access to 3 to 6 Mbps service.”

“We are pleased to have been chosen by Palmer Wireless to assist with providing solutions to the Becker area,” said Paul Vershure, Executive Director of Site Development and Construction Services at NewCore Wireless. “Palmer Wireless has made great strides in providing surrounding residents, municipalities and businesses with better telecommunications services and technology. We look forward to working with them to continue their leadership and service offerings.”

NewCore Wireless is a full-service hosted wireless switching provider offering solutions to carriers. They provide technology platforms capable of switching 2G (GSM), 3G (UMTS) and 4G (LTE) wireless services, as well as Value Added Services like SMS, MMS, voicemail, prepaid, E911, CALEA and CMAS that allow small carriers the opportunity to compete on the same level as Tier 1 carriers.

NewCore Wireless, in addition to working with its business partners to provide hosted wireless switching solutions, has experience working with Federal, State and Local officials as well as municipality leaders to provide a host of solutions and services in both the wireline and wireless industries. The company has provided solutions for Smart Agriculture and agricultural monitoring, wireless surveillance, Wi-Fi solutions for school and school buses, fleet tracking and management and many more. To learn more about how NewCore Wireless is leading the Internet of Things (IoT) with its solutions and services, click here.

About NewCore Wireless NewCore Wireless is the leading full-service hosted wireless switching provider offering solutions to carriers. Our Switching Platforms are capable of providing 2G (GSM), 3G (UMTS) and 4G (LTE) wireless services.  We also provide Value Added Services like SMS, MMS, voicemail, prepaid, E911, CALEA and CMAS that allow small carriers the opportunity to compete on the same level as Tier 1 carriers.  NewCore Wireless was founded in 2008 with the mission of providing innovative technology solutions to rural carriers that deliver scalable, end-to-end solutions.  We offer each of our network partners the flexibility to run their own wireless business without the added expense of the core network.   The company is headquartered in St. Cloud, MN. For more information, visit

Media Contact:

Cami Zimmer, NewCore Wireless 952-239-9822

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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