Airborne Wireless Network has entered into an agreement with Electric Lightwave Holdings (Electric Lightwave). This creates a mutually beneficial relationship pursuant to which the ground segment of Airborne Wireless Network’s contemplated Infinitus Super Highway will be supported by Electric Lightwave’s 12,500-mile fiber optics cable and data center network, which is located throughout the Western United States , including an undersea cable link to the Hawaiian Islands.
The company said that this would also provide it with access to strategic properties on which it may construct its own ground stations.
With this agreement, Airborne Wireless Network has moved closer toward creating the Infinitus Super Highway.
Jason T. de Mos, vice president of business development and aviation compliance said: “This agreement will allow our contemplated Infinitus Super Highway, once implemented, to reach the end users. Without a ground link, users would have no way to access our network. This agreement with Electric Lightwave provides that initial link to the ground, paving the way for ground segment partnerships for the remainder of the United States .”
Also, pursuant to this agreement, Electric Lightwave has agreed to assist Airborne Wireless Network with introductions and other support and advisory services during the testing phases through and including final system rollout.
On November 30, 2016 , Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. announced it had entered into an agreement to acquire Electric Lightwave, formerly known as Integra Telecom, for $1.42 billion in cash. Airborne Wireless Network do not believe that Zayo’s acquisition of Electric Lightwave will affect its agreement with Electric Lightwave.