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

Powell County joins Estill and Lee counties in bringing Broadband to area

Phoenix, MD - October 11, 2012 -The Breathitt, Estill, Lee and Powell Regional Technology Authority (RTA) and ALTIUS Broadband are excited to announce the completion of stage three (Powell County) of the four stages of the BELP build out.

The deployment of the fixed wireless microwave network was completed in Powell County with the successful construction of the WSKV radio tower and the Furnace, Pompeii and Lower Cane Creek water towers. The fourth and final stage of the project is scheduled for Breathitt County and will commence with tower selection and final design in mid-October.

René True, Executive Director of ConnectKentucky, the not-for-profit organization responsible for conceiving the broadband project, designing the wireless network and serving as legal and technical advisor to the RTA stated, "ConnectKentucky is extremely pleased with the completion of Phase III of the BELP project. The disconnected families in rural Powell County can begin to explore the life changing benefits that flow from having broadband access. We look forward to working with ALTIUS and the RTA as the project moves on to the final phase of Breathitt County."

Brandon Fizer, the General Manager of ALTIUS Broadband added "I am excited to have phase III of the BELP project complete. This should be a great benefit to those customers who are without high speed internet. We hope to be able to expand more through all of the BELP Counties as more tower sites become available to us and we look forward to getting started on Phase IV."

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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ALTIUS Broadband
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