Jacksonville’s Jupiter Broadband expands in southeastern U.S.

Jupiter Broadband has jumped on the bandwagon to bring high-speed Internet to rural Florida and Georgia — and the nation at large — from its Jacksonville, Florida base by investing in "Jupiter BB" fixed wireless Internet towers.

With recent private funding assistance from Atlanta-based Apex Ventures, nearly 50,000 square miles in northern Florida and southern Georgia will come into the coverage zone, enhancing access for customers in outlying and suburban areas.

When the system is complete, coverage will extend from Tallahassee to Jacksonville and Macon, Georgia to Spring Hill, Florida, located just north of Tampa. Jupiter’s network depends on data links among users and its Jupiter BB towers, with the end goal of offering a relatively inexpensive solution for area customers.

"We are excited to give rural residents and businesses the high speed Internet options that, before now, have been severely limited where we have started our operations," Ivan Cooper, Jupiter Broadband co-founder, said.

Jupiter has chosen to team up with national broadband provider Exede Satellite Internet in order to expedite links between zones with cable and fiber networks and areas that only have access to dial-up service. The company provides both residential and commercial Internet service beginning at $59.99 monthly with speeds up to 15mbps.

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