The wireless backhaul specialist PEG Bandwidth announced a major expansion of its footprint today. With a series of recently executed contracts in hand to power 4G expansion for four large wireless companies, they're planning to add 1,500 new cell sites across 10 states to their network.
The expansion will not just boost their existing presence in Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Illinois, it will take them into the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and New England. PEG specializes in wireless backhaul outside of the major metro areas, places where you're not supposed to be able to do fiber. But while not every site gets fiber, a lot of them do and this expansion will add 7,900 route miles to their network giving them more than 11,000 when complete.
That's a major metro and regional network footprint for a company I know as little about as PEG Bandwidth, which was founded only a few years ago. This build-out will take some time of course, but when they're done they'll have almost 2,500 cell sites hooked up either by fiber or microwave, plus 20 mobile switching centers and 31 carrier hotels.