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ALTIUS & BELP RTA Announce Completion of Phase 2 of Wireless Broadband Project

Phoenix, MD - April 23, 2012 - The Breathitt, Estill, Lee and Powell Regional Technology Authority (RTA) and ALTIUS Broadband are excited to announce the completion of stage two (Lee County) of the four stage BELP build outs.

The deployment of the fixed wireless microwave network was completed in Lee County with the successful build out of the WLJC, Stacey Hogan, Youth Haven, Southside and KY 498 water towers. The third stage of the project is scheduled for the Powell County area, then finishing with Breathitt County.

René True, Executive Director of ConnectKentucky stated, "Steady progress is underway with the completion of Phase 2 of the four county broadband network known as BELP. With the final installation of network broadband equipment in Lee County by broadband provider ALTIUS Broadband, hundreds of Lee County homes can now take advantage of the life changing benefits offered through broadband access."

"We are very pleased to see this project completed. Many of our residents are looking forward to using this service," stated Steve Mays, County Judge Executive.

Brandon Fizer, the General Manager of ALTIUS Broadband, added "I am proud to announce that Altius Broadband has completed the build out of Lee County. After several months of planning and deploying our equipment to significant tower sites we are ready to fulfill the need for broadband to the many awaiting citizens of Lee County."

Altius Broadband greatly appreciates the patience citizens of these counties have had during the process of the build out and looks forward to serving this great community by bringing broadband to those who have done without for years.

About ALTIUS Broadband:

Headquartered in Phoenix, MD, ALTIUS Broadband was established in 2001 with the goal of providing the underserved regions of rural USA with a one-of-a-kind, flexible, and blazing fast Internet Service. They currently have operations in Maryland and Kentucky and are looking to grow to other states in the coming months. Their unique ability to provide Broadband access makes them the ultimate solution for all of your Internet Service needs, whether it is in your home or office at

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Karen Salvo

ALTIUS Broadband
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Flemingsburg, KY 41041

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