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Sequel Podcast with Open Broadband Founder

Open Broadband CEO and co-founder Alan Fitzpatrick was featured on a sequel podcast last week. You can listen to it here. Alan talks about: What do you look for in terms of customers before you commit to going into an area. The best entrepreneurs aren’t extraordinary risk takers What has been the most challenging aspect…

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Improving Internet Access Across North Carolina

Open  Broadband is pleased to support NC Hearts Gigabit, a grassroots group recently launched in NC that aims to dramatically improve Internet access and utilization across the state. Our CEO & co-founder of NC Hearts Gigabit, Alan Fitzpatrick, was part of a Community Broadband Networks Podcast by Christopher Mitchell. The Podcast focuses on goals and vision for a…

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NC Startup Open Broadband Disrupting Internet Service Business

Open Broadband is disrupting the internet service provider industry in North Carolina. WRALTechWire recently featured Open Broadband and highlighted a few of the initial ISP deployments. “The City of Belmont partnered with Open Broadband to provide a high-speed free public Wi-Fi service for Downtown,” says Adrian Miller, City Manager, City of Belmont. This coverage will…

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Pilot Broadband Program In Wayne County

Open Broadband was selected by Wayne County NC to roll out high speed internet service.  The Goldsboro Daily News describes Open Broadband’s Pilot Program in the County in this article. The Goldsboro News-Argus elaborated on Open Broadband’s Wayne Co deployment as follows: “Seven Springs area residents could be able to sign up for WiFi broadband internet…

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Alexander County NC Engages Open Broadband

Open Broadband was selected in the Alexander County RFP process to perform a Broadband Feasibility Study. Greg Cronk, Information Technology Director for Alexander County  told the Board of Commissioners: Open Broadband, LLC, was a staff favorite based on: • Both principals of the company each have over 20 years of experience in the field. •…

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Open Broadband Brings Broadband Internet to Under-served Areas

Open Broadband was featured as a prominent startup in the Charlotte ecosystem by Start Charlotte. Their article highlighted the innovative nature of how we bring ultra high-speed internet to underserved markets: “This makes Open Broadband a hybrid fiber and wireless internet service provider. Which is unique in comparison to smaller wireless internet service providers (WISPs)…