Pine Telephone Company, Inc.

Broadband Grant for Isolated Southeastern Oklahoma/Choctaw Nation - Rural/ Non-Remote Areas

The Broadband Grant for Isolated Southeastern Oklahoma/Choctaw Nation project plans to deliver affordable wireless broadband service to underserved areas of Southeastern Oklahoma, including the Tribal lands of the Choctaw Nation and its 10 counties. The project intends to directly connect 20 community anchor institutions, including Choctaw Nation agencies, public schools, public safety agencies, fire and police departments, and a health clinic. The project’s last mile network plans to offer broadband speeds ranging from 1 Mbps to 3 Mbps to as many as 7,000 households and 75 businesses. The network uses 3G universal mobile telecommunications systems (UMTS) technology over both HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) and HSUPA (High Speed Uplink Packet Access) deployed over a 32-cell site, last mile wireless network. Backhaul services will be connected via microwave wireless links using 29 new microwave links and 289 new microwave backbone miles.

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