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

Breathitt County joins Estill, Lee and Powell to benefit from network build

Hunt Valley, MD - January 18, 2013 -The Breathitt, Estill, Lee and Powell Regional Technology Authority (RTA) and ALTIUS Broadband are excited to announce the completion of stage four, Breathitt County, which wraps up the construction phase of the BELP project.

The deployment of the fixed wireless microwave network was completed in Breathitt County with the successful build out of two radio towers owned by Intermountain Broadcasting and one owned by Mountain Gospel Radio ( WMTC ) and 2 water towers. ALTIUS is grateful for all the cooperation by these tower owners in helping to complete the final phase of the BELP project.

Rene 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 4 of the BELP project. Finally, disconnected families in rural Breathitt 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 forward into the customer acquisition phase."

Brandon Fizer, the General Manager of ALTIUS Broadband added “I am excited to have phase 4 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 Breathitt County as more tower sites become available to us and we look forward to bringing broadband to as many families as possible."

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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