Milpitas, CA — October 30, 2023 — Tarana Wireless, Inc. announced today it is partnering with the Connecting Alaska Consortium (CAC) to bring affordable, reliable high-speed broadband to unserved and underserved locations in Alaska. Tarana’s Gigabit 1 (G1) wireless broadband platform uses next-generation fixed wireless access (ngFWA) technology to deliver fiber-class broadband with unprecedented coverage, speed, and capacity, even in non-line-of-sight locations — perfect for Alaska’s expansive and diverse rural landscapes.
“Alaska is by far America’s largest state, with unique topography, geography, and weather — including permafrost and shifting ground conditions – that make laying fiber especially tenuous,” said Carl Guardino, Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy at Tarana. “We are eager to engage in joint efforts with the Connecting Alaska Consortium to ensure that every unserved and underserved family in Alaska has timely access to affordable, reliable, high speed, home broadband.”
G1’s core technology was designed from the ground up exclusively for high-performance residential broadband, to provide 100s of Mbps per home at multi-mile ranges despite pervasive obstructions and interference. G1 performance is already well proven in over 200 commercial networks across 21 countries and 45 states. With the highly-anticipated “X2” software upgrade and Tarana’s recent announcement of operation in the new 6 GHz spectrum band, G1 will be capable of delivering reliable gigabit-tier service in licensed or unlicensed spectrum.
“Tarana’s technology is tailor-made for addressing our rural and remote communities’ need for reliable broadband connectivity,” said Gerad Godfrey, Co-Founder and Board Member of the CAC. “We commend them for their commitment to helping Alaskans improve access to high-speed connectivity that is increasingly crucial for education, commerce, and other vital services.”
About the Connecting Alaska Consortium
The Connecting Alaska Consortium (CAC) enables tribal leaders to review and engage with member entities that can help them choose the broadband solution they feel is right for their community. Various broadband programs are available to tribes today — we encourage tribal leaders to reach out to the CAC for a complimentary consulting discussion. We’re here to empower tribes and maximize broadband opportunities today and in the future. Learn more at https://connectingalaska.org/.
Tarana’s mission is to accelerate the deployment of fast, affordable internet access around the world. Through a decade of R&D and over $400M of investment, the Tarana team has created a unique next-generation fixed wireless access (ngFWA) technology instantiated in its first commercial platform, Gigabit 1 (G1). It delivers a game-changing advance in broadband economics in both mainstream and underserved markets, using either licensed or unlicensed spectrum. G1 started production in mid-2021 and has since been embraced by more than 200 service providers in 21 countries. Tarana is headquartered in Milpitas, California, with additional research and development in Pune, India.