Air Advantage, a wireless Internet service provider headquartered in Frankenmuth, MI, is using Motorola wireless broadband solutions to deliver connectivity to rural and underserved communities across eastern Michigan. Approved for USDA Rural Utility Service (RUS) rural development funding, Motorola’s point-to-point wireless Ethernet bridges and point-to-multipoint wireless access network solutions are part of the deployment.
Over the past six years, Air Advantage has secured three Community Connect Broadband Grants and used the USDA’s Broadband Loan Program to expand the wireless network to reach more unserved and underserved Michigan communities.
The latest Community Connect Broadband Grant, approved by the USDA in 2008, is currently being used to provide wireless broadband access to of Applegate, MI. Air Advantage is delivering wireless access solutions with Motorola’s point-to-multipoint 900 MHz access network solutions. The company is also working with local officials to expand the village hall with a new center for community and private events, which will also host a computer lab with free Internet access.