Bend Broadband Shutters LTE Service, Sells Spectrum to AT&T
Oregon's Bend Broadband is notifying customers that it will shutter its LTE-based wireless broadband and phone service by mid-summer. The company's LTE service launched back in the middle of 2012
, offering speeds up to 10 Mbps, with usage caps ranging from 10 GB to 50 GB (it piggybacked on HSPA+ service they had launched in 2009). The service used 1.7/2.1 GHz AWS spectrum and 700 MHz spectrum licenses, a chunk of which will be sold to AT&T
. "As a small provider of a unique wireless service, BendBroadband is not able [to] operate the network as anticipated," is all the notification to customers states.