Starry is a startup from some of the team behind Aereo, which has slowly been rolling out 5G fixed wireless home Internet. Currently Starry offers 5G home Internet in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington DC for $50 a month with no data cap. Last week this $50 a month 5G home internet service launched in Denver, CO offering 200 Mbps down and no data cap.
Now Starry has won 24 GHz spectrum in 25 states that will allow Starry to offer its service to 60 million Americans. This all comes after Starry recently announced that they have raised $250 million in funding from investors including Tiger Global, KKR, FirstMark Capital, Fidelity Management and Research Company, ArrowMark Partners, IAC, Related Companies, and HLVP.
“We are excited to take this important next step, augmenting our shared spectrum strategy with exclusively licensed spectrum,” said Starry CEO and co-Founder Chet Kanojia. “This gives us the ability to provide access to unlimited, affordable, highquality internet access to more than 60 million Americans. We built our technology to be agile and operate across a range of frequencies, so that we could take advantage of opportunities like this to expand and grow our network. Our success over the last two years, deploying and operating our network across five major markets, sets the stage for this incredibly exciting next phase for Starry – here in the United States and around the world.”
“Shared licensed, exclusively licensed and unlicensed all have a place in enabling a diverse group of service providers. The combination of shared licensed and exclusively licensed spectrum is a powerful one and we’re excited to put it to work in expanding affordable, high quality internet access across the country,” said Kanojia.
With this new spectrum Starry will be able to launch service in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; San Antonio, Brownsville, Lubbock and El Paso, Texas; Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida; Indianapolis, South Bend, Fort Wayne and Bloomington, Indiana; Nashville, Chattanooga and Memphis, Tennessee; Richmond and Virginia Beach, Virginia; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana; Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin; Birmingham, Huntsville and Mobile, Alabama; Fayetteville, Greensboro, Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; Buffalo, Albany, Syracuse and Rochester, New York; Little Rock, Arkansas; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Colorado Springs and Fort Collins, Colorado; Louisville, Kentucky; Tucson,
Arizona; Springfield, Massachusetts; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Charleston, South Carolina; Jackson, Mississippi; Decatur, Illinois; Wichita, Kansas; Spokane, Washington; and Boise City, Idaho.
These new markets are on top of Starry’s already announced plans to expand into Chicago, San Francisco Houston, Dallas, Seattle, Detroit, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Miami, Memphis, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Manchester, NH, Portland, OR, and Sioux Falls, SD.
No dates have been set for when Starry will reach all of these new communities in 25 states but Starry now has rights to do so.
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