|By Business Wire||
|September 13, 2012 11:32 PM EDT||
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.
“Coming off the Bingham Lake trial, we look forward to delivering the same high quality network performance and user experience to underserved rural areas across the SMBS service territory,” said Carl-Johan Torarp, founder and CEO of LocaLoop. “We are expanding the network to complement SMBS’s broadband service as well as providing their customers with mobile broadband Internet.”
“Reliable and affordable high speed Internet is as important to families and businesses in rural communities as anywhere else,” said Dan Olsen, SMBS General Manager.” As a SynKro Southwest service customer myself, I have seen how it has enhanced my family’s life and transformed our on-line activities in just a short time.”
Southwest Minnesota Broadband Services is bringing fiber-to-the-premise infrastructure to the communities of Bingham Lake, Brewster, Heron Lake, Jackson, Lakefield, Okabena, Round Lake, Wilder and Windom. The network initially will consist of a 125-mile fiber ring and an FTTP infrastructure supporting over 3,500 home passings, serving approximately 9,000 residents. SMBS is receiving $12.7 million in federal stimulus funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For more information, visit www.mysmbs.com.
LocaLoop is an Internet software technology company closing the 4G availability gap for rural markets. It reaches these markets through its wholly-owned subsidiary SynKro Southwest, LLC and through joint ventures with local providers elsewhere under the SynKro brand.
While industry-standard 4G technology has been deployed in high-density metro markets serving tens of millions of users. LocaLoop, Inc. is the first vendor selling a cloud driven turnkey 4G mobile Internet service solution. Its technology solution was created exclusively for the advancement, management and deployment of affordable wireless broadband Internet services in rural and underserved communities. LocaLoop’s patented 4G cloud technology provides a profitable business platform in partnership with local providers while delivering an optimized broadband Internet user experience. For more information, go to www.synkrosouthwest.com.