Casa Systems, Inc., provider of physical and cloud-native broadband technology solutions for wireless, cable, and fixed networks, announced that Mediacom Communications selected Casa Systems’ evolved packet core (EPC) and fixed wireless access (FWA) solutions to extend reliable, high speed services to underserved homes and businesses in remote communities. Mediacom, the fifth largest cable company in the U.S., will be the first cable company to widely deploy Casa Systems’ new hybrid fiber-fixed wireless solution and cloud-based core, which uses Citizens Broadband Radio Spectrum (CBRS) spectrum to bridge the rural digital divide.

“We strive to deliver the best broadband experience to every home and business in our markets. With the launch of fixed wireless access solutions, we now have the opportunity to rapidly deploy our high-speed broadband experience to customers in historically underserved areas,” said JR Walden, Mediacom’s chief technology officer. “With proven experience in FWA and cloud-native mobile core technologies, Casa Systems is a great partner to help us quickly and cost effectively deliver a high performance solution.”

Innovative wireless + fiber solution extends the reach of fiber infrastructure 

Leveraging Casa Systems’ FWA devices and EPC, Mediacom can rapidly extend its current network infrastructure to provide fast, reliable and cost-effective connectivity. Casa Systems’ cloud-native EPC, powered by its Axyom™ Software Framework, is designed to manage the most demanding and complex network environments. Casa’s innovative 4G and 5G FWA products deliver network efficiency, quality of service and cost-efficient deployment. Casa Systems’ state-of-the-art installation tools ensure precise installation of the FWA device is carried out quickly and efficiently reducing overall installation time on-site and eliminating errors.

“We are honored to partner with Mediacom as they expand their commitment to provide upgraded broadband services to underserved communities” said David Longaker, vice president, U.S. Regional Service Providers at Casa Systems. “Our fixed wireless and mobility solutions help service providers like Mediacom fully optimize their fiber investment and extend network services affordably and efficiently. Our solutions help fixed and mobile service providers bridge the digital divide, while also providing new revenue opportunities.”

Broadband-for-All Initiatives Create Opportunities 

The push to connect all citizens with high speed broadband is driving new subsidization and investment programs in broadband access networks, especially in the U.S. where the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund and a recently proposed multi-billion-dollar infrastructure program are opening up new opportunities for service providers.