xG Technology Responds to New FCC Broadband Subsidies

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The FCC has announced a plan to spend $115 million bringing broadband Internet access to rural areas—an announcement that has been met with the attention of wireless innovator xG Technology.

It is difficult to even fathom that, in this day and age, entire American communities are bereft of Internet access, yet there remain many rural parts of the country where broadband is simply not an option. The Federal Communications Commission has announced a plan to change that, however, through the use of some $115 million in broadband Internet subsidies. These subsidies are to be used to encourage the extension of broadband Internet services to some of America’s most rural locales; the FCC announcement has been met with a vocal response from many members of the wireless communication industry, including the innovative company xG Technology.

The subsidies amount to roughly $775 per connected household, and have been awarded to telecommunication companies throughout the country. The companies that have accepted these subsidies are required to independently invest in the infrastructure that will one day bring Internet access to an additional 7 million customers.

The FCC initiative has warranted a comment from xG Technology. A leading innovator in the wireless communication industry, xG Technology is best known for its xMax technology, as well as for the role it has played in recent, national debates over the sharing of spectrum space. xG Technology has responded to the FCC initiative with a press statement.

“xG Technology supports the Federal government’s commitment to increasing broadband access for rural communities across the country,” says Daniel Carpini, the company’s Marketing Director. “However it is unfortunate that some telecommunication providers did not take advantage of the program’s generous funding, even though they amounted to over $775 per connected household.”

Carpini goes on to note the impact that xG Technology’s xMax product might have on the current FCC endeavors. “Our xMax wireless broadband system is designed to cost-effectively provide video, voice and broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved communities through its patented cognitive radio technology,” says Carpini in the company’s press statement. “This technology enables network operators to deploy ‘Carrier-Class’ services using free and abundant unlicensed radio spectrum.”

Carpini concludes with additional insight into the uses of the xMax system. “The xMax’s all IP-architecture simplifies integration and leverages equipment already found in their networks,” he says. “Real-time sensing of interference and spectrum availability simplify deployment and network optimization as software and distributed intelligence replace the need for costly and scarce RF technicians.”


xG Technology is one of the world’s premier developers of innovative wireless communication technologies. The company’s patented intellectual property portfolio includes a wide array of applications, including smart wireless networks that can help address the pending global spectrum shortage. xG Technology is the firm behind xMax, the first carrier-class cognitive (i.e. smart) radio network. xMax’s standards-based IP architecture reduces network deployment, management and operational expenses while also simplifying the delivery of fixed and mobile services. Based in the United States, xG has over 60 U.S. and more than 140 international patents and pending patent applications. For more information, please visit http://www.xgtechnology.com.

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