Wireless Partners Announces Expansion of High-Speed Internet Access for Downeast Maine through partnership with Premium Choice Broadband

Premium Choice Broadband expands its territory via Wireless Partners 4g LTE network in Washington and eastern Hancock counties

BREWER, ME | February 22, 2016 – Wireless Partners, LLC today announced a new partnership with Premium Choice Broadband that allows Premium Choice to reach more customers in more parts of rural Maine.

Premium Choice Broadband currently serves customers in Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, Hancock and Franklin counties. By joining with Wireless Partners, Premium Choice can now resell wireless capacity from the Wireless Partners 4G LTE network throughout Washington and Hancock counties. Premium Choice Broadband is also expanding and now offering fiber, cable, wireless broadband, including a new project to provide wireless broadband at Brunswick Landing.

Founded in 2007, by President and CEO, Bill Varney, Premium Choice Broadband is a leader in providing high speed Internet access to Maine’s rural areas. The company also sells a variety of tablets and other hotspot data devices.

Wireless Partners CEO Robert Parsloe said, “We are excited to work with Bill and his professional team at Premium Choice. Now, businesses and homes will benefit directly from utilizing our expanded network and will have the immediate ability to travel and have coverage throughout our network in Washington and east Hancock counties.”

“We’re looking forward to working with Bob and his team,” added Varney, “What they’ve accomplished in support of Verizon Wireless will benefit our new subscribers and us. With this agreement, we are opening an office in Pembroke and look forward to extending our products and services.”

Over the past year and a half, Wireless Partners has invested more than 5 million dollars and has been working with local business, government, and customers, to install new sites of coverage and expand the breadth and quality of service in Down East Maine along the route 1 and route 9 corridors. “This new partnership with Premium Choice Broadband is one more step in helping insure increased access to quality, high-speed Internet access for Maine businesses, families, and visitors alike,” said Parsloe.

As one of 20 companies working with Verizon Wireless to bring better service to rural areas through the Verizon Wireless’s LTE in Rural America Program, Wireless Partners has constructed 13 new towers in the region and installed its equipment on another 19 existing towers.   Additionally, Wireless Partners has agreed to further expand its current network to bring 4G LTE coverage to even more locations in Washington and Hancock counties in 2016.

Media Contact:

Jill Valley-Orlando, The Knight Canney Group

808.271.3624

jill@knightcanney.com

About Wireless Partners, LLC – Wireless Partners is a trusted, proven provider of carrier-grade wireless telecommunication solutions. We design, build, own and operate advanced 4G cellular networks for unserved and underserved rural markets. Today, Cellular Communications is an essential utility of everyday life. These essential services support better economic opportunities, safer communities, and provide high-speed broadband Internet access.

About Premium Choice Broadband – Founded in 2007, Premium Choice Broadband is a leader in broadband development in the State of Maine.  With headquarters located in Brewer, Maine, we are local Maine people working to provide high-speed Internet to Maine’s rural areas.  Starting with only 5 broadcasting locations around the Bangor area, Premium Choice has expanded to over 67 broadcast locations spanning from Rockwood to Deer Isle, covering roughly 7,000 square miles.  Premium Choice has also expanded its additional home services and now offers Cable Internet, Fiber, DSL and VoIP Phone services.

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