WESTMINSTER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2017--
Inc. (NYSE: DGI), the global leader in Earth imagery and information
about our changing planet, today announced an agreement to provide
elevation data to Rise
Broadband to enable faster and more efficient deployment of wireless
internet services in the United States.
DigitalGlobe will provide Rise Broadband, the country’s largest fixed
wireless internet service provider (WISP), with Vricon’s™
high-resolution Digital Surface Model (DSM) data, to rapidly verify
fixed wireless broadband service availability to households and
businesses in its market areas before sending installation teams into
the field. The combination of Vricon’s elevation products, EGS
Technologies Corporation’s industry expertise, and DigitalGlobe’s
satellite imagery, which is the highest resolution commercially
available, gives Rise the ability to make decisions with confidence and
enhance the performance of its fixed wireless coverage prediction tools.
“Our customer service team will use the tools built around the
high-resolution DSM to verify our ability to connect the customer to an
access point on a nearby tower, eliminating a large amount of failed
installation truck rolls,” said Damon Estep, Senior Vice President of
Technology for Rise Broadband. “By being one of the first fixed wireless
internet service providers to embrace high-resolution surface elevation
data, we will realize significant savings we can then apply to other
parts of our business.”
“The combination of DigitalGlobe’s high-resolution satellite imagery
with Vricon’s revolutionary 3D production process has enabled the
creation of a new, scalable elevation data solution. These highly
accurate location intelligence datasets allow broadband and telecom
companies to deploy services faster and serve customers more
efficiently,” said Amy Minnick, DigitalGlobe Senior Vice President and
General Manager, Commercial Imagery. “We are excited to partner with
Rise Broadband as they pioneer this new application of elevation
products within the WISP industry.”
DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial high-resolution Earth
observation and advanced geospatial solutions that help decision makers
better understand our changing planet in order to save lives, resources
and time. Sourced from the world's leading constellation, our imagery
solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet our customers'
most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defense and
intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis,
environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure
management, navigation technology, and providers of location-based
services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and
expertise to gain actionable insight.
About Rise Broadband
Rise Broadband is the largest fixed wireless internet service provider
in the US; offering affordable high-speed broadband services in 16
states. Established in 2005 as JAB
Wireless, Inc., Rise serves residential and business accounts in
rural and suburban areas throughout the Midwest, Rocky Mountain and
Southwest regions. The company also offers digital telephone service,
DISH and DIRECTV video services, and PC Care; a one-stop resource for
residential tech assistance. Rise is headquartered in Englewood,
Colorado and more information can be found at RiseBroadband.com.
Vricon, a joint venture between DigitalGlobe and Saab, serves the global
professional geospatial market with world-leading 3D geodata and 3D
visualization solutions. Vricon is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.
For further information, visit www.vricon.com.
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