American Tower, Nextlink Internet Sign Agreement to Deliver Broadband to Underserved Rural Areas

American Tower, a leader in wireless communications infrastructure, and Nextlink Internet, an Internet Service Provider (ISP) focused on rural communities across the central United States, announced a long-term agreement to help bring enhanced connectivity to users in rural America.

Under the agreement, Nextlink Internet plans to collocate on more than 1,000 American Tower sites to facilitate rapid deployment of fixed broadband service to residents and small businesses in 11 states.

As a Connect America Fund II (CAFII) recipient and a recent provisional winner in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund program, Nextlink Internet is expanding its service footprint across Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas, as it brings high-speed broadband to underserved areas of the rural heartland. It will use American Tower’s extensive network of rural communications sites to further enhance this initiative and roll out service at a faster pace.