Welcome to Open Broadband

Open Broadband provides hybrid fiber and fixed wireless ISP solutions to bring fast and reliable broadband internet to your community.

Compared to fiber or cable, fixed-wireless is much faster to deploy, and does not involve digging up streets or moving lines on poles. It is much faster than DSL, satellite, and cellular hotspots, and is very low latency.

High Speed, Cost Effective Internet

  • Internet upload/download speeds 25Mbps – 1000Mbps.​
  • ​In most markets service prices start below $50/month.
  • No usage caps, no overage charges, and no throttling.
  • No bundling required.
  • We are the perfect cord-cutting solution.
  • We support Net Neutrality.

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Meet Our Team


Co-founder and CEO

Alan Fitzpatrick

Co-founder and CTO

Kent Winrich
Jeff Loyd Open Broadband

Director - Network Deployment

Jeff Loyd

Operations Vice President

David Krueger
Nicholas Steward

Area Manager - Western NC

Nick Steward

Product Manager

Nichole Rowland
Will Gross Open Broadband

Project Manager

Will Gross
Chase Wingate

Area Manager - Central NC

Chase Wingate

Network Manager

David Fincannon
Ian Edelman Open Broadband

Sr. Field Support Technician

Ian Edelman

Structured Cabling Technician

David Norton

Structured Cabling Technician

Jef Blakely
Bronson Melton

Structured Cabling Technician

Bronson Melton

Structured Cabling Technician

Christian Bryant

Office Manager

Polly Peterson

Structured Cabling Technician

Greg Stoudenmire
Keith Stevens

System Admin

Keith Stevens

Site Survey Technician

Leslie McCrackin

Structured Cabling Technician

Bo Gunnin

6 Reasons to Choose Open Broadband

Experienced Professionals

We are telecom experts who have been responsible for community networks, and know how to make them work. Open Broadband has experience in working with local governments and is flexible in structuring public-private partnership models. We are not tied down to specific product sets.

High Quality Equipment

We only use the highest quality equipment to ensure our network is reliable, efficient, and delivers the best quality of service possible. Unlike many other providers we are not tied to a specific product set or technology enabling us to utilize the latest and greatest equipment.

High Speed Connectivity

The national standard for Broadband is 25 megabits per second (Mbps) or greater of download, and 3 Mbps or greater of upload. Open Broadband strives to deliver a minimum of 50Mbps to our residential customers and up to 1 Gbps to business customers.

24x7 Technical Support

Our internet service experts are available 24×7 to answer any technical support issue. Best of all, our team is based in North Carolina! When you call our 24×7 support center you can expect to speak to a real, local, easy to understand representative who will assist you.

24x7 Data Center

It all starts at our 24×7 data center located in Charlotte, NC that is SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type II certified, PCI DSS and HIPAA compliant, and contains 12 fiber providers with abundant internet connectivity. We use BGP routing for high reliability, low latency connections.

Hybrid Service Delivery

As a Hybrid Internet Service Provider (HISP) Open Broadband utilizes a variety of technologies to deliver last mile internet service to customers. The primary methods of delivery we offer are fiber optic, fixed wireless, and LTE. Each technology and piece of equipment is carefully selected to deliver the best quality and speed possible.

About Fixed Wireless

Fixed wireless broadband is high-speed internet access in which connections to service providers use radio signals rather than cables. Several different forms of fixed wireless broadband are available to residential and business customers.

Internet users who might prefer fixed wireless include people in areas that lack fiber optic cable, DSL or cable television lines. They can still enjoy broadband internet access via a wireless service that can beam the connection straight to where it needs to go.

Fixed wireless services usually support speeds upward of 50 Mbps. Like most other internet access technologies available for home users, fixed wireless internet providers usually do not enforce data caps. However, due to the technology involved, fixed wireless internet service is often more expensive than traditional technologies such as DSL.

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