For a decade our company has focused on making broadband work as a consulting firm specializing in all things broadband. The founders of Aspen Wireless have been featured on the cover of the Wall Street Journal, founded the Nation’s first National Broadband network, successful muni wireless networks, assisted in various Homeland Security deployments and served on the Obama Campaign Tech Policy Committee.
– Wall Street Journal – San Jose Mercury News – Wired Magazine – USA Today – NPR – TechTV
– WCA – PFF Aspen Summit – FCC Rural WISP Showcase – Broadband World – Datacenter Dynamics – Internet Telephony (TMC) – WISPCON – WiMAX World – Tech Policy Summit
Memberships and Associations
– WCAI – Wireless Communications Association International – TPI – Technology Policy Institute – PFF – Progress and Freedom Foundation – OSDV – Open Source Digital Voting Foundation – OEN – Oregon Entrepreneurs Network – GTA – Gorge Technology Alliance – P15 – Part 15.org – SAO – Software Association of Oregon – CUB – Citizens Utility Board of Oregon – MHCRC – Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, Bureau Advisory Committee – ORTCC – Oregon Telecommunications Coordinating Council
We are globally recognized as leaders and innovators in the broadband space, especially as it applies to wireless. Following is a brief history of some entrepreneurial ventures our personnel have undertaken:
$28M in private investment was raised in 2002 for this venture with strategic partners including; Wal-Mart, Intel, IBM, Microsoft, WilTel and others. The core network included 17,000 route-miles of 8Gbps optical fiber lines across 38 states, marrying the optical network at over 422 locations (40-mile intervals) with backhaul radios to provide Tier 1 bandwidth access and pricing in Tier 2 and 3 markets. As the “carrier’s carrier” NBB provided high-capacity “wireless fiber” backhaul to Rural Tier markets for a low metropolitan-like cost. As a broadband provider and enabler, NBB created the WISPartner wireless broadband wholesale partner program in addition to a retail offering.
As one of the first wireless ISP’s in the world, Aspenwave was covered on the front page of the wall street journal for brining to light the possibilities of technology and wireless for broadband. As well, it also was the birthplace of wi-fi as a hotspot service and through its ubiquitous coverage of Aspen, also spurred municipal wireless. Those inspired by Aspenwave include; Bill Gurley, Sky Dayton, Michael Powell and more.