By Linda Hardesty
The City of Amarillo, Texas, is working with Airspan to set up a US$4 million fixed wireless access (FWA) network to help connect school kids to the internet. The 4G FWA network, which has achieved symmetrical speeds of 100 Mbps, is being deployed to the homes of children who do not have internet access. And of course, this will benefit others who live in those households as well.
Based on the urgency of serving students, the goal is to have 50 square miles covered by the end of the 2021-2022 school year
“The money is not coming from local tax revenue,” said CIO with the City of Amarillo, Rich Gagnon. “It’s coming from federal funds.”