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Cambium Networks to build Agile system in Ohio

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ROLLING MEADOWS -- Wireless broadband access network developer Cambium Networks has been chosen by Agile Networks for the statewide build-out of its network in Ohio.

The Agile Network will cover more than 3 million address points across the state, including over 100,000 homes that do not have access to broadband. The initiative aims to drive economic development, update the state's public safety infrastructure and reduce telecommunications costs for local and state government across Ohio. It will provide the infrastructure to connect residents, businesses and government locations, as well as provide open access for telecom service providers throughout the state.

Special emphasis will be placed on counties in need and local government entities such as hospitals, county courthouses, police stations and other local government buildings that require an enhanced data infrastructure to provide public safety and a wide range of additional government services, Cambium said in a release.

"Cambium's solutions have the reliability and scale we need to help build out the wireless broadband network across the state of Ohio," said Kyle Quillen, chief technology officer, Agile Networks. "Initiatives like this one are critical for helping the state of Ohio bridge the digital divide and foster economic growth throughout the entire state."

The network will help local governments deploy rural broadband projects, reduce operating costs and unify their communications infrastructures across a common system.

"Broadband is no longer a luxury, it's become a necessity for businesses, residents and government alike," said Jay Hilbert, senior vice president, Global Sales, Cambium Networks. "Our partnership with Agile is an important one that sets the standard for providing reliable, affordable connectivity across both underserved and urban areas within an entire state. As the first statewide initiative of its kind, The Agile Network also serves as a model for other states to emulate by bringing together the public and private sectors to benefit everyone's economic interests."

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