STRATA to Bring 4G LTE Network to the Basin

STRATA NETWORKS announced this week its plans to launch the first 4G LTE network in the Uintah Basin beginning in November. 4G LTE is the most advanced mobile broadband technology available, offering download speeds more than 10 times faster than current 3G technologies. 4G LTE customers will experience average download speeds of 5-12 Mbps when using a compatible 4G device or handset.

The service is being deployed initially in parts of Duchesne and Uintah counties, covering more than 90% of the current population of the two counties. This deployment represents phase 1 completion of a multi-phase build out plan. Additional phases will be completed over the next 12-18 months and will expand the initial coverage area.

Initially, STRATA plans to offer four devices that are compatible with the network. One of those devices is a MiFi hotspot, which can power up to five WiFi enabled devices with 4G LTE internet connectivity. Additionally, a USB dongle will be available to connect personal computers or laptops to the network. For those interested in a 4G compatible handset, the company plans to offer the Motorola RAZR MAXX, along with the HTC Fireball.

STRATA NETWORKS announced its plans to build a 4G LTE network in 2011 as part of Verizon’s LTE in Rural America (LRA) program. STRATA was the sixth company nationwide to announce its participation in this program.

“We saw this as an opportunity to accelerate the benefits of mobile broadband to the Uintah Basin. This 4G deployment will greatly enhance our robust wireless network, offering STRATA customers the fastest mobile broadband technology available anywhere. We are committed to providing big city services right here in rural Uintah Basin,” stated Bruce H. Todd, General Manager/CEO of STRATA NETWORKS.

The agreement with Verizon offers many benefits to STRATA customers and residents of the Basin. The primary benefit associated with a 4G LTE network relates to the dramatic increase in network speeds. As previously stated, 4G offers speeds of 5-12 Mbps, which is more than 10 times faster than the 3G counterpart. Other key benefits will include:

  • STRATA customers will have access to Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, the fastest, most advanced 4G LTE network in the United States.

  • The network will also be available for Verizon customers traveling into the STRATA service area(s).

  • When STRATA customers travel outside of the current 4G LTE coverage area, they will have access to the current 3G networks provided by STRATA and Verizon Wireless.

“LTE or 4G technology is the latest evolution in mobile internet,” said Bert Potts, STRATA Wireless Manager. “The Uintah Basin will now become one of just a handful of rural locations nationwide that have access to such an advanced mobile broadband technology.”

Tyler Rasmussen, Manager of Marketing and Public Relations for STRATA has indicated that the company will begin selling its 4G LTE service on the 19th of November. Customers will be allowed to reserve their 4G device beginning November 5th.

For more information please contact Tyler Rasmussen at 622-5007, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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