RESTON, Va., August 15, 2011 – LightSquared™, the nation’s first wholesale-only integrated 4G-LTE wireless broadband and satellite network, and EarthComm Solutions, an experienced communications service provider for businesses and consumers, today announced that they have entered into a multi-year wholesale agreement.
Under this agreement, Texas-based EarthComm Solutions will become a wholesale customer on LightSquared’s 4G-LTE network as it moves to offer high-speed mobile data, voice and satellite services to its existing customers and to new customers through its large and well-established network of distribution channels in small and mid-sized cities throughout the southwest United States and beyond.
“At EarthComm Solutions, our mission is to provide the most affordable and advanced communications services available in the market to our customers,” said Russell McNorton, chief executive officer of EarthComm Solutions. “With LightSquared, we have found a superb wholesale 4G-LTE network provider and we are very excited to enter this partnership.”
“EarthComm Solutions is an experienced service provider, and we look forward to providing this successful company the highest value 4G-LTE wholesale network service available to enable their innovative mobile broadband offerings,” said Sanjiv Ahuja, chairman and chief executive officer of LightSquared. “With this agreement, LightSquared is continuing to foster competition and innovation while enabling EarthComm Solutions to deliver competitive wireless offerings through its established distribution network.”
LightSquared’s mission is to revolutionize the U.S. wireless industry. With the creation of the first-ever, wholesale-only nationwide 4G-LTE network integrated with satellite coverage, LightSquared offers people the speed, value and reliability of universal connectivity, wherever they are in the United States. As a wholesale-only operator, LightSquared will deploy an open 4G wireless broadband network to be used by existing and new service providers to sell their own devices, applications and services – at a competitive cost and without retail competition from LightSquared. The deployment and operation of LightSquared’s network represent more than $14 billion of private investment over the next eight years. For more information about LightSquared, please go to www.LightSquared.com, www.facebook.com/LightSquared and www.twitter.com/LightSquared.
About EarthComm Solutions
EarthComm’s mission is to be the premier provider of phone, internet, and electricity to customers throughout the United States. For the past eleven years, we have continued to align ourselves with top rated providers in order to extend to our customers the best quality services at the most affordable prices. For more information about EarthComm Solutions, please go to www.earthcommsolutions.com or www.earth-comm.com.
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